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Why isn't there a direct link to download Flash player?

Mar 11, 2010 8:01 AM

Why is it so difficult for Adobe to provide direct links to Flash Player installer programs for Windows?

 

I'm stuck in an infinite loop with XP and Firefox. I go to download Flash Player and can't. I get sent back to the same damn download page I can't download Flash Player from. GIVE US A DIRECT LINK!

 

Thanks to this experience and the security dangers of Flash, I think I'm going to either uninstall Flash, Acrobat, and Shockwave, or at least install blockers so I can evaluate when it might be safe to use Adobe products.

 
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    Mar 11, 2010 8:20 AM   in reply to *&@#$%!^

    Hi, well all you have to do is ask:-) Don't forget to Uninstall here:http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

     

    Be sure to follow the instructions and if you are using IE, read the last NOTE and follow it.

     

    Here is the offline Installer for IE: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash _player_ax.exe

     

    Here is the offline Installer for FF and other browsers: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash _player.exe

     

    You will download both Installers if needed to your Desktop.

     

    Is there anything else that you need?

     

     

    Thanks,

    eidnolb

     
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    Mar 11, 2010 8:58 AM   in reply to *&@#$%!^

    Hi again, I'm not sure there isn't a direct link somewhere. I may have most of Adobe links on my Desktop, but don't have time to search for that info right now. I know what you are saying and to answer your question, I don't know.

     

    The screen names, I see those also. However, most of the problems that users are experiencing is not due to the Adobe

    Flash Player. Some of the problems is that they may not follow the Uninstall instructions, or the Install instructions.

     

    You can look at some of the issues here at the Adobe Troubleshooting article:

     

    http://go.adobe.com/kb/ts_tn_19166_en-us

     

    Permissions, Anti-Virus, Firewalls, ad-block, these all have an affect. Keep in mind that Flash Player is a browser plug-in

    and not a Program per se. So as you know add ons already installed can conflict with the browser itself, and add ons can

    conflict with each other. Add ons, BHO's and Helpers, can be a positve or a negative. Many variables.

     

    Here is the test link after you have Uninstalled and Installed FP.

     

    http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

     

     

    I don't know what Anti-Virus you use or Firewall, but my suggestion after you have the Uninstall and the Install(s) on the Desktop is to disconnect from the Internet. Then disable your Anti-Virus and Firewall, close all browsers, and disable any application that uses Flash. Run the Uninstaller per instructions (NOTE for IE), check your Flash files, if any old are still there, run the Uninstaller again, then Reboot per NOTE. Then Run the IE Installer, Reboot Once, Run the Installer for FF if needed or other browsers, Reboot Once. Then Re-enable you Anti-Virus and Firewall, connect back to the Internet and then test the Install and your websites.

     

    This is the best way to have a Clean Uninstall and a Clean Install.

     

    Thanks,

    eidnolb

     
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    Mar 11, 2010 12:39 PM   in reply to *&@#$%!^

    Hi, well I can't do anything about your complaint. Perhaps you could contact them and make that suggestion.

     

    I stay busy here trying to help users with their various problems.

     

     

     

    Glad you had a successful Install.

     

     

    Thanks,

    eidnolb

     
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    Mar 11, 2010 7:45 PM   in reply to *&@#$%!^

    Most people do not need the offline installers; they just follow the link from any Flash sites, or from the main Adobe website.  This will automatically install the correct Flash Player for their hardware platforms and browsers.

     

    In cases where the offline installer is needed, e.g. when difficulties with the normal install arises, then the download links are readily available in the troubleshooting article that eidnolb linked to in an earlier reply.

     

    The links are also published on a daily basis in this forum, and there is no need to sign up to read these posts.  It is really not such a difficult "hunt" to find the offline installers.

     
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    Mar 13, 2010 8:07 AM   in reply to eidnolb

    Hi to the one that started this thread:-)

     

    Thanks for marking it answered as I'm sure it will receive a lot of hits.

     

     

     

     

    Regards,

     

    eidnolb

     
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    Jul 31, 2010 4:49 AM   in reply to eidnolb

    Same for me.

     

    Thanks.

     

    I don't need a f*****g DLM.

     

    TommyZ

     
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    Oct 1, 2011 4:20 AM   in reply to *&@#$%!^

    Whatever happened to the direct link to the Debian Linux Flash Player Installer????? I prefer to use a .deb installer than APT.

     
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    Aug 25, 2012 1:33 PM   in reply to eidnolb

    Your direct links are no longer supported by Adobe.

     

    Is the reason for script errors that Java Run Time is required for online updates & downloads & if so why does Adobe not inform of the Java software requirement & its absence ?

     

    Has there ever been an explanation of the Java requirement & for no direct downloads links ?

     

    It's incomprehensible that a provider of such ubiquitous and successful software does not prempt these hundreds of duplicate forum link questions with official faqs of thelr own.

     
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:59 PM   in reply to Ask Why

    There is absolutely no requirement for the Java runtime to download or install Flash Player.

     

    The direct download links are published multiple times every day in this forum; there is no need to resurrect a 2½ year old topic for this.

     
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