Periodically, Adobe updates Adobe AIR with new features
or fixes to minor problems. The Automatic Notification and Update
feature allows Adobe to automatically notify users when an updated
version of Adobe AIR is available.
Updates to Adobe AIR ensure that Adobe AIR works properly and
often contain important changes to security. Adobe recommends that
users update to the latest version of Adobe AIR whenever a new version
is available, especially when a security update is mentioned.
By default, when an AIR application is launched, the runtime
checks if an update is available. It performs this check if it has
been more than two weeks since the last update check. If an update
is available, AIR downloads the update in the background.
Users can disable the auto-update capability by using the AIR
SettingsManager application. The AIR SettingsManager application
is available for download at http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/applications/SettingsManager/SettingsManager.air.
The normal installation process for Adobe AIR includes connecting
to http://airinstall.adobe.com to send basic information about the
installation environment such as operating system version and language.
This information is only transmitted once per installation and it
allows Adobe to confirm that the installation was successful. No
personally identifiable information is collected or transmitted.
Updating captive runtimes
If you distribute
your application with a captive runtime bundle, the captive runtime
is not updated automatically. For the security of your users, you
must monitor the updates published by Adobe and update your application
with the new runtime version when a relevant security change is