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I've installed Flash Player 10.1 to do some tests, now I can't go back to the lastest version (10.3).

I've gone to the Flash download page, downloaded and installed "APT for Ubuntu 10.04+", but it's still showing "10.1" at playerversion.com. In both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Any idea how to solve this?

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Locate Flash player in the Software Center and uninstall it (adobe-flashplugin?). Next, install flashplugin-installer. After the installation has completed, restart the browser.

You must have installed it manually. Running locate libflashplayer.so on my system yields:


Check if there is a libflashplayer.so file in ~/.mozilla/plugins. If existent, delete it.

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Done, but it's still showing "10.1". Now I just uninstalled it and restarted the browsers, and it's still showing "10.1", I think I need to uninstall it somewhere else.. –  Tom Brito Jun 22 '11 at 13:33
Please check ~/.mozilla/plugins and compare the result of locate libflashplayer.so with mine. –  Lekensteyn Jun 22 '11 at 13:47
Cool, both Mozilla and Chrome were using the Mozilla plugin. Now it was successful uninstalled. Thanks! –  Tom Brito Jun 22 '11 at 14:02
run locate libflashplayer.so and delete it from all locations, then reinstall. –  RolandiXor Jun 22 '11 at 14:09

You can also try Flash-Aid firefox extension; very simple and pain free.

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This worked for me, although it is a security gamble since it requires sudo permission for the script that gets run. –  Kzqai Mar 6 '12 at 22:29

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