Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller and installer directly by right clicking the following links and selecting "Save target as".
Save the files to your Downloads folder - DO NOT RUN THEM YET.
Reboot your system.
BEFORE opening anything, go to your Downloads folder and run the UNINSTALLER to remove Flash Player completely.
Then run the installer to replace the Flash Player ActiveX Plugin for IE.
Many, many thanks for your response. Unfortunately, I have tried everything exactly as you directed, but still have no success. I did find that the site I use to test on (Yahoo) was blocked by ActiveX filtering, but had no better result when allowing ActiveX. I also tried allowing ActiveX for all programs on Explorer, but it made no difference.
When following your steps, I get no video on the first forums site, neither when disabling ActiveX filtering.
I presently still go through a complete install process, get the Successfully Installed message, but then can neither find the program application, nor will the video in Yahoo play. The latter instead gives me a message to say that Flash Player is required and gives me the option to install it. A full circle!
I must be missing something (probably staring at it!). Any further ideas?
I had a trial of C6 running, but have deleted the application to ensure that it was not perhaps the cause.
Finally fixed!! By changing browser. After trying everything else on earth. Clearly something in the latest version IE.
Thank you again for your assistance.