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Windows 7: Flash Player Problem


21 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Flash Player Problem

Hi, for some weeks I continually have the problem that I get a message that I need to install the adobe flash player on both IE and Non IE browsers. I have used the adobe uninstaller and then downloaded the latest versions, which will then work okay but the next day I get the same message.
Has anyone got ideas on how to fix this problem.

Thanks.

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21 May 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

The next time you see that message, don't do anything. Instead, go to Control Panel>>Flash Player>>Advanced Tab and press "Check Now". That will take you to Adobe's website to a page showing you the version you have installed and a table showing the current version. (If you want to update to current, there is also a link on that page to the "Player Download Center".) The idea is to see if you really need to install the player or if the website telling you to install isn't designed properly.
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21 May 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Agreed. Poor website design can give a user error messages when the user is not the problem.
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22 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Flash Player Problem

Thanks for your replies, when I switched on my computer today and tried to watch a video on a website I again got the message " WERE SORRY! you need to update your flash player. Followed instructions Control Panel>>Flash Player>>Advanced Tab and press "Check Now". When I went to the Adobe website the box that should show me my current version was blank with a red cross in the top left hand corner. There was also a box at the bottom of the page with " This website wants to install the following add-on: 'Adobe Flash Player' from Adobe Sytems Incorporated'. install. When I installed it the video now plays, but when I reboot my computer I get the same problem again untill I install the flash player?
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22 May 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I'd run a full antimalware scan using your antivirus suite of choice. Then I'd run a couple of on-demand scanners just to verify the computer is clean. (No antimalware is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.) Some of the recommended products (all have free versions) are: Malwarebytes | Hitman Pro | ESET | HouseCall | Superantispyware.

Just to make sure you used the correct Adobe Flash uninstaller, did you get it from this site and did you use the 64-bit version (based on your system specs)?

Flash Player Help | Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

Try running the uninstaller at least two times, also following the instructions in paragraph 3.3.a., and reboot in between each run. Due to all of the Flash downloads you've done recently one pass with the uninstaller may not be removing all of the leftover bits and pieces. Then try reinstalling from here (I'd save the installer to desktop and temporarily turn off any antimalware software prior to installing):

Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player

Don't forget to uncheck any optional "stuff" you don't want and to enable antimalware products once install has completed.
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22 May 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

If your system is clean, is it possible someone else has access to your PC and they are removing it?
Also, Microsoft provides a free bootable CD called "Windows Defender Offline" which will scan your hard drive without being installed on it: What is Windows Defender Offline?
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22 May 2012   #7

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnp View Post
Hi, for some weeks I continually have the problem that I get a message that I need to install the adobe flash player on both IE and Non IE browsers. I have used the adobe uninstaller and then downloaded the latest versions, which will then work okay but the next day I get the same message.
Has anyone got ideas on how to fix this problem.

Thanks.
is your windows fully up to date with your Microsoft updates ?
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07 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Flash Player Problem

Hi, Thanks for all your replies but I still have the problem. I have ran a couple of antimalware scanners, uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times using the correct versions from Adobe and my windows is fully up to date with Microsoft updates.
After googling and trying various fixes, there are a couple of things I have noted. If I logon as Administrator Adobe Flash works okay, also when I logon normally If I open Flash Player Settings Manager thro the Control Panel and go to Advanced the three settings for Updates are dimmed with "Notify me when updates are available ticked". If I then hit Check Now at the side of ActiveX version and Plug-in Version which both say 11.2.202.235, I go to the adobe site and get asked to install Adobe Flash Player. But if I hit change update settings it changes to "Install updates automatically when available (recommended)", and If I then hit check now it goes to the adobe site it tells me the latest version is installed. Flash Player then works untill I close down IE, but when I reopen it I have the same problem again.
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07 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

You could try a full IE reset: Tools/Internet Options/ Reset (including personal settings). That will remove all add-ons in addition to resetting everyting, so you will have to go to Adobe to reinstall Flash.
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11 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Flash Player Problem

I have carried out a full IE reset three times, and everthing works okay untill I reboot and then I am again asked to reinstall Flash Player.
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