To confirm, is this on Windows 8 or 8.1?
As of Windows 8, Microsoft integrates Flash Player in IE and all updates are released by Microsoft via Windows Updates. There is not a separate Flash Player for IE installer on Windows 8.
What is the complete link to the page that displayed this message?
You'll need to ensure you have the latest version of Flash Player is installed by running Windows Update, or downloading the installer directly from the link at the bottom of the Flash Player issues on Windows 8 page. Also, ensure Flash Player is enabled and ActiveX Filtering is disabled.
First, confirm that ActiveX Filtering is configured to allow Flash content:
You can try to work around these issues by using Compatibility View:
If that is too inconvenient, using Google Chrome may be a preferable alternative.