Flash Player for IE is integrated into the browser by Microsoft. You CANNOT update it here. It updates via Windows Update ONLY.
That said, IE11 has been a "rolling train wreck" since Microsoft released it October 18. Sites and pages ALL OVER THE WEB can't recognize the browser, so they don't recognize any of the plugins, like Flash Player. So far, Microsoft has made NO indication that they have any plan to fix it soon.
Microsoft's recommendation is to use Compatibility View for affected pages, and "pretend" you're using an different browser. Trouble with that is it has seen limited success at best, and you have to individually enable it for EVERY page that has problems.
I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser.
ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.
I have a similar problem which seems to have occured after my last windows update from 8 to 8.1
I have installed firefox, and whilst web browsing is better, I still get messages to install flashplayer. I cannot view media that needs flashplayer.
When attempting to do this, i get a run script error.
When trying the firefox plug ins for flashplayer, it goes through it but doesn't actually go through the installation.
I have tried to uninstall and re-install flashplayer but this has not helped.
I may have some corruption of the registry with the last windows update. Any ideas on what I should do?
"I have installed firefox, and whilst web browsing is better, I still get messages to install flashplayer. I cannot view media that needs flashplayer."
THAT'S because Firefox uses the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and it must be installed IN ADDITION to the ActiveX pluign for IE. You download it by right clicking the link to the left and choosing "Save Link as". Reboot and run it before you open anything. It should install with no problems.
Thank you so much for your help. Firefox seems to be working fine now. Will post again if I run into problems again. Hopefully, windows will come up with a fix for their issues.