What page are you going to to download the Flash Player installer? Flash Player installer files don't have 'AdobeReader' in the file name. Please be sure you're downloading the correct file.
I've just searched Adobe Reader in google and a page in which to download was the first link, so that is where I'm downloading from- or trying to! Not very good with computers!
Im not too sure!! This is what the page I'm wanting to use but can't as I haven't got what ever I need says! I have now tried both of those links and the same problems are occurring. I do what I am instructed to do but when double clicking the download folder for it, the screen I know i need to continue appears but then goes before anything loads. Not sure if you are following what i mean so second picture is what help page says to do and i cannot get to step 2.
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by "the screen I know i need to continue appears but then goes before anything loads"
At step 1, the installer DMG is downloaded. Most likely to your Downloads folder (/Users/YourUserName/Downloads) since that is the default download location.
After the download finishes, open Finder and navigate to the folder the file was saved to
Locate the file downloaded (AdobeFlashPlayerInstaller_14_ltrosxd_aaa_aih.dmg, or smilar name) and double-click
This will get you to step 2 in the screenshot
At this step, double-click the flash box icon
The installer window will launch
Follow instructions in the installer dialog window to proceed.
Note: You must QUIT all browser apps for Flash Player to install.
thankyou for your help i have now managed to install adobe. I realised that all though i thought all safari windows were closed, they weren't and this is why i had trouble.