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    Adobe Flash 19 downloads, won't install

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    Adobe Flash 19 downloads, won't install

    I thought the net was going to get rid of flash??

    Just look at my uploaded image below to see the problem:

    And I only tried 3>4 times with a soft reboot every time.

    If there is a solution, please advise.
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    I use the direct download option in the section "Still having problems".."

    https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player...r-windows.html

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    That error can be caused by an outdated driver and ensuring yours are all up to date could help.

    Should it have been because of the video driver, the Adobe download/install may be successful when done in Safe Mode with Networking.

    If you don't get the Windows Explorer error message when you select Save instead of Run, you could go to the Downloads folder, right click on it and select Run as administrator to see how that fares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    That error can be caused by an outdated driver and ensuring yours are all up to date could help.

    Should it have been because of the video driver, the Adobe download/install may be successful when done in Safe Mode with Networking.

    If you don't get the Windows Explorer error message when you select Save instead of Run, you could go to the Downloads folder, right click on it and select Run as administrator to see how that fares.
    Hi,

    Just tried all recommended solutions except "safe mode w networking" to no avail as Im not networked.
    Flash should be banned from the net because of it's abusive behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klxdrt View Post
    Flash should be banned from the net because of it's abusive behavior.
    It very nearly is. Fewer sites require it each week. Why do you need it?

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    If ActiveX filtering is turned on, it will block Flash. Check under Tools.

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    Flash is now used by less than 10% of sites worldwide for the first time in a long time: Usage of Flash for websites

    (And I would guess most of those only use it for ads anyway.)

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    I'd be very glad to not have those two updates to take care of every month - Flash for Firefox and Flash for MSIE 10. It really does seem like Flash is mainly used for ads. I just updated Flash for both to 19.0.0.226 with no problems.
    Last edited by CEScott; 2015-10-24 at 19:36.

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    I have disabled Flash and uninstalled Java and Silverlight (note that Windows still wants to reinstall it via updates, so I had to hide the update) and I haven't needed them since.

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    I get this problem all the time with Firefox. I don't even try now - I just download the distributable instead. Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calimanco View Post
    If ActiveX filtering is turned on, it will block Flash. Check under Tools.
    Calimanco,

    Thanks for the tip; however would you please be a little clearer as to what/where "tools" are you mentioned as a solution?

    Because when someone mentions 'tools' to me I think of:
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    If you don't have the Menu Bar showing at the top of the browser window, which has a tab called Tools on it, click on the cogwheel icon at the top right of the browser window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calimanco View Post
    If you don't have the Menu Bar showing at the top of the browser window, which has a tab called Tools on it, click on the cogwheel icon at the top right of the browser window.
    Calimanco,

    Sorry, but after looking thru all the sub menus under tool, did not se any mention of "activeX".
    Thanks a loy for your continued interest, I'll just live with out flash altho some news sites still use it.
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    When you click on the Tools cog, click on Safety where a sub menu will appear and you can check if the box for ActiveX Filtering has a tick in it - but you can normally tell when it is enabled as you would normally see a blue no entry symbol in the URL search box on some websites.

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