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Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX and Adobe Flash Player Plugin

May 4, 2011 5:49 PM

Windows 7 64bit / IE8

 

I uninstalled Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX and Adobe Flash Player Plugin thinking they would be reinstalled together when I installed the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

 

Now I only see the entry for Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX 10.2.159.1 listed in - Uninstall or change a program.

 

I was wondering how to get the Adobe Flash Player Plugin?

 

Thanks.

 
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    May 4, 2011 7:37 PM   in reply to AdobeX100
     
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    May 4, 2011 7:39 PM   in reply to AdobeX100

    P.S. just to clarify: the ActiveX and plugin are two separate installers.

     
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    May 4, 2011 8:19 PM   in reply to AdobeX100

    The ActiveX is for Internet Explorer, and the plugin is for all other browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.).

     

    Google Chrome does not require Flash Player to be installed, as it is preinstalled in Chrome.

     
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    May 4, 2011 8:54 PM   in reply to AdobeX100

    You are confusing me now; I thought you just want to install the plugin...?

     

    So is it installed?  In Firefox go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ - can you see the Flash animation, and the installed version information below?

     

    In C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed\Flash - what files do you have there?

     

    P.S. if you install the plugin, it will not replace the FP version in Chrome.

     
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    May 4, 2011 10:01 PM   in reply to AdobeX100

    From the files you listed I see that you don't have the plugin installed.

     

    If you want Flash Player to work on Firefox, then you need to install the plugin.

     
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    Jul 10, 2012 12:40 PM   in reply to AdobeX100
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    Jan 24, 2014 9:55 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Hi. I hope you're still around as your answer is from 2008.

    I need help re: Adobe, not version 10 of course, because we're in 2014, but 12.

     

    I lost Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX and 12 Plugin.

    It was after an Adobe update, whose download had the option to get a McAffee Scanning Tool as well to check my security (and something from Windows apparently, called GenuineCheck).

    I didn't need the McAffee tool because I got Avast Antivirus and Comodo Firewall, but it was only a quick but thorough check, or so I thought, and so I went for it. It performed the scan and I left it at that.

    Oh, it also asked me for unlimited access to my computer! And I gave it. After that, my laptop started working horribly slow, to the point of impotent rage. It took looong minutes to go from page to page, even on the same website, to load links, even save or view pics. I had to uninstall the McAffee Tool and "Genuine"Check.

    Now, the process of uninstalation had a warning that, if I went ahead with it, I would also lose Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX and the 12 Plugin. Just like that, no alternative.

    I had to get rid of McAffee and intended to reinstall AFP 12 ActX and Plugin immediately after. Still, do you see what this means? This McAffee tool came riding on the back of Adobe's reputation and popularity and then, like a good little parasite, when it went, it took Adobe down with it!

    Now I only got the pepperspray, which I had disabled ages ago because it does nothing but crash, and the one I downloaded later and now lost, is a goner! My desktop only shows the place where AFP would have been, its name still on the phantom icon, but when I try to open it, it says it is no longer there!

     

    I hope that when you said Flash comes with Chrome you only meant pepperspray and not the one I lost because that's the one I like and work with better (both ActiveX and Chrome). And I'm getting frustrated because everytime I google AFP 12 ActiveX, or even get to the download link, what I see is not the 12 ActiveX but simply Adobe Flash Player. No more.

    What on Earth do I have to do or where to go to find AND download AND install AFP 12 ActiveX and 12 Plugin successfully?

    And can McAffee be held accountable for causing the loss of software that they used to be downloaded=to profit from, and then totally took the piss of?

    HELP PLEASE.

    I hope I get a notification of your valuable reply, but I'll bookmark this page anyway, or if you prefer, paulacristinagomes@hotmail.co.uk. Not through the Windows Live Mail you get to if you click on my link, but through Hotmail/Outlook please? I never use Live Mail, it's rubbish.

     

    My best regards and thank you. Paula.

     
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