Chicken or the egg
This is a problem because Adobe's products and Java have so many bugs/vulns that they need an update program. Good work, guys. Interim solution would be to pay Microsoft a few bucks and push the updates through Windows Update. Long-term solution is: fix your busted-ass products, even if they require near complete rewrites. Apple finally did it with QuickTime! Microsoft's been doing it by deprecating APIs. This isn't rocket surgery.