IE is a vital component of Windows. Windows Explorer, which you need to navigate files and folders on your system, is a shell component of Internet Explorer. If you've uninstalled IE from a WIndows system, you've really screwed it up.
See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318378 to reinstall it.
Even if you don't use the Intenret browser, you still need Explorer for Windows to function.
That plug-in is for Firefox, Opera or Safari, and it doesn't require or have ActiveX controls.
Thank you for your replay, but I have a feeling you are confusing Windows File Explorer and Internet Explorer. I am able to navigate files and folders without any problems.
Microsoft is compled by the European comission to supply Windows 7 without Internet Explorer. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2009/dec09/12-16statement.aspx So how can it be a vital component?
What is your Windows version and service pack level?
What installer are you using?
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1.
Previously, the Adobe FP software would notify me an update is available. Clicking the download button would initiate the download and update process. Now clicking the download button launches my web browser and I am required* to download the file install_flashplayer13x32au_mssd_aaa_aih.exe (which vanishes even though the install fails - I'm guessing Adobe has no interest in conserving my bandwidth costs)
* Some people may feel this is an offensive term, if there is an alternative, I would be happy to try it.
That file is a 'shim' installer that then retreives the actual Flash Player installer, and installs it silently. It is normal for it to automatically remove itself from the system after initiating the download/install of the actual Flash Player. It appears this file is the one returning the error. I'll pass your comment to the folks who handle the 'shim' installer.
In the mean time, to get you up and running with the latest version of Flash Player, you can download the full plug-in installer at the following links:Flash Player Plug-in (All other browsers)
Thank you for your reply.
When I started my computer, the adobe software (as normal) prompted me to update. Except this time the software performed the update instead of launching my browser.
You might find this useful (as I did - for a different 'Missing Ordinal 459 in URLMon' problem)...
Basically... uninstall Windows Update KB2847204 (Like you, I don't have IE installed, and this 'Security Update' applies only to Internet Explorer).
This worked perfectly. Thanks.
I searched out the Windows update KB2847204 and uninstalled it. I was immediately able to run the file that downloads the installer. I use Firefox, so the IE update isn't necessary.
This link to the Flash Player Plug-in (All other browsers) led me to a 404 File Not Found. But I was able to resolve the issue per Glenn_UK below