It appears that something on your system requires the Flash Player 9 ActiveX, and installs it during startup.
Can you examine your startup list (e.g. with CCleaner Tools Startup) if there is anything in there that would do such a thing?
Yes, I was thinking the same way. There must be something installed on my computer that causes FP 9 to come back time and again...
I did run CCleaner's Startup utilty. There are many, many entries in each tab and I am no expert in this field. I could capture the data in a text file and paste the results in the body of my next message. Would you be interested in taking a look at it?
I finally figured out how to solve the problem.
* I deleted the file (Flash9t.ocx located in c:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash)
* I performed a clean boot using these instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 and discovered that the program that causes Flash Player 9 ActiveX to be re-created every time that I boot up is
called ASUS Screen Saver Protector (AsScrPro.exe, v. 22.214.171.124), located in c:\Windows\. Carefully follow the instructions in "How to determine what is causing the problem by clean boot".
* I downloaded Autoruns (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx) and with that I unchecked the entry "ASUS Screen Saver Protector AsScrPro ASUS c:\windows\asscrpro.exe"
so that it does not automatically load during startup anymore.
* I ran Secunia PSI and it confirmed that Flash Player 9 ActiveX is gone!
Thank you for the feedback! Sorry I missed your earlier post from last week.