I have not installed the adobe flash player because it says I might have to disable my virus safety net during the download process. I do not want to put my computer at risk for a virus at any time. How can I access the flash player without having to disable my virus safety net?
Moving this discussion to the Installing Flash Player forum.
Depending what antivirus software you use, you may not need to do that. Some very aggressive AV may prevent Flash Player from being installed; most however do not.
Tell us more about your OS and AV, and someone will tell you what to do.