"I have proof" that Adobe is offering to update my Flash player, when it is already updated to the latest. What gives?

I have been becoming convinced recently that there is a virus out there that masquerades as Adobe, offering to update Adobe Flash Player.

Meanwhile, today I got a perfectly legitimate (I believe) offer from Adobe itself to update my Flash player, when meanwhile I already have the latest.

Proof:  Please see attached .jpg screen snaps:

1.  Offer from adobe - the URL is get3.adobe.com
2.  But Adobe tells me that I'm already updated.

What am I missing?  Thanks
Adobe-Flash-update-issue-notes.pdf
Adobe-tells-me-I-m-OK-already.jpg
Dwight BaerStudentAsked:
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You are spot-on. Both images indicate the exact same version   ...  strange!
I must check that myself the next time flash asks to update itself (which happens way too often).
Maybe they are hoping that you will forget to uncheck the 'free' offer this time.
.... or maybe is just a periodic update ... regardless
.... or perhaps they are downloading some usage statistics from those little
yes/no consent boxes on some flash windows

There is no risk of a virus .... just be sure to check the URL each time to be sure.
Steve Jobs (Apple founder) absolutely hated flash which is why it is still not supported on Ipads.

It's hard to manage operating completely without flash on a PC.
At least I've now stopped all those flashing ads that were driving me mad.

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Dwight BaerStudentAuthor Commented:
THanks for confirming my opinion.  I'm not going crazy.
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