Download the offline installer(s) from http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player- windows.html#main-pars_header
Make sure that the installers download completely; check the file size
- install_flash_player.exe: 9,827,016 bytes; 9,597 KB; 9.37 MB
- install_flash_player_ax.exe: 9,231,560 bytes; 9,016 KB; 8.80 MB
I tried it, but I still get the same problem. Even right-clicking the download link (install_flash_player.exe) and choosing Save Link As to specify my desktop. It still cancels instantly, and when I restart the download in the download window, the progress bar increases normally, and says it finishes downloading at 9.4 MB. But then the file is nowhere to be found, and right-clicking on the file in the download window has the options Open and Open Containing Folder greyed out.
It still cancels instantly...
Who cancels it - Firefox? Can you download other stuff (installers), e.g. http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.3/en_US/AdbeRdr1013_en_US.exe ?
Your internet options/settings are probably preventing your browser from downloading and executing files on your system. If the security setting is set to High, or if you have customized the Internet zone settings, it will block all, or some file downloads/executible files(launching applications and unsafe files)
I was having the same problem since last week, and I reset my internet optioins to default, and I can now download files again:~)
Solution: Reset System Internet Security Options.
Reset your Security settings for the Internet zone to the default level.
Windows XP: Go to Control Panel- Internet Options
Internet Propeties window will open up. Navigate to Security tab, and click Reset all zones to default......Or you can click on the individual Internet Zone, and hit default level.
hopefully this fixes your probelm:)