My computer says that I have the latest Flash Player install and it shows up in my programs however when I go to view something that uses this flash player I am told it doesn't exist and I need to download the software. I have done this a number of times to no avail what is happening?
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Check for Add-ons for IE (Tools -> Manage Add-ons) and Plugins for Firefox (Tools -> Add-ons)
Note : Make sure ActiveX Filtering is disabled for IE9 (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/867968)