Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

trouble running Flash videos, msg "need Adobe Flash Player" but I have it

Apr 11, 2012 11:32 PM

24 hours ago I had no problem, now I cannot play YouTube or Daily Show videos. I get an error message in the video window "To view this movie you need the Adobe Flash Player plugin. You also need JavaScript enabled in your browser.", but I have Flash installed and I have JavaScript enabled.


I just uninstalled and reinstalled Flash, no help there. If it is any clue, I had trouble with this install (see


I can confirm Flash is now reinstalled here: This also confirms that it is version for Windows 7 (64-bit).


OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)


Browser: Mozilla Firefox 11.0 (I also tried MS Windows Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421 64 bit edition, same result)








Any help available to get this to work again? Is it me or is it YouTube and Daily Show?



  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 12, 2012 2:46 AM   in reply to Brian___B

    Hello again!


    Can you confirm that Shockwave Flash is enabled in

    • IE (Tools | Add-ons | Show all add-ons)
    • Firefox (type  about:plugins  into the browser's address bar)


    Also, what files do you have in

    • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash ?
    • C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed\Flash ?
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 12, 2012 9:31 PM   in reply to Brian___B

    Thank you for the feedback.


    I remember seeing issues with ESET in other topics.  It seems that updating ESET to the latest version will also resolve these issues.

    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points