I installed Flash version 11,8,800,94 yesterday. Now I have a something called Web Layer adding a popup on the left hand side of the IE. Also, a popup add is showing up from the bottom of the page as well. I thought I deselected all "extra" SW add-ons in the installation process. This is very disturbing to me and you are taking advantage of your users. I know it's free, but I'd rather pay a nominal fee than have extra crap slowing down my machine. How do I get rid of the extra crap?
From where exactly did you download the Flash Player installer?
The only 3rd-party products that are bundled with Flash Player are the Google Toolbar, Google Chrome, or alternatively McAfee Security Scan. All these can be excluded from the download page.
If you got other softwares bundled with your installer, then you did not download it from the Adobe.com site.
P.S. Adobe also makes offline installers available that are not bundled with anything: