I don't know from where you get 188.8.131.52; the current version is 184.108.40.206 (IE) and 220.127.116.11 (other browsers).
Usually the debugger helps Flash developers to debug their content, but in your case it gives us a clue: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/error-2134-cannot-create-sharedobject.html
Regarding the black screen, there is a possibility that your graphics driver is outdated; see https://forums.adobe.com/thread/945765
Excellent!! Solved my problem. Followed the instructions on the link and it worked instantly. Can't thank you enough. By the way, it was a typo in my original post. I have 18.104.22.168 version installed. I copied and pasted the version and it dropped the last two digits. Sorry about that.
Now that it is solved, how do I delete the debugger version and go back to the normal version of Flash?
Uninstall Flash Player (the debugger version), then reinstall the standard Flash Player.