For a few weeks, I have not been able to view any videos on web, such as tv on cbs.com, news items on Yahoo, etc, etc. All show a message that I do not have flash player installed. This has never been a problem. I can see flash player in my control panel programs file and can uninstall it. Then I download from adobe.com and get a message that download was successful and that flash player is running. But when I go back to web video, I get the same problem message -- flash player not installed. I have tried downloading with firewall and popup blocker off with no effect. Also downloaded latest version of Internet Explorer. Am running Windows 7 on recent model HP laptop. Any ideas?
I should have browsed the forum a little more before generating my question. I found solution from Chris in earlier posting on activeX filtering.
But a follow-up question: do I leave my computer at some risk by turning off activeX filtering for all web? Trying to do it on a particular website basis would be a real hassle.
do I leave my computer at some risk by turning off activeX filtering for all web? Trying to do it on a particular website basis would be a real hassle.
I agree about the hassle. It is my opinion that Microsoft did not really think this ActiveX Filtering feature through; it should also give you the option to turn off ActiveX Filtering for certain ActiveX Controls, e.g. Flash Player.
The alternative is to use a more secure web browser such as firefox.
On the other hand, the biggest risk is really irresponsible web surfing, i.e. visiting dubious websites. If you only visit known and safe sites, the risk should be minimal.