Have you rebooted your computer since installing Flash Player? It's normally not required, but probably a good first step in this case.
If that's not working, you may need to do a fresh install (or a refresh) of Firefox.
I think the problem is that the Adobe file DESCRIPTION for the file you just downloaded is 16.0r0, but the actual file is the .296 version. (I think the .235 version is also vulnerable. I downloaded today and got the .296 version.)
we need Adobe to fix the file description. You can verify this by putting in the browser "about:plugins".
If you have the same issue I'm seeing you will see:
- File: NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll
- Path: C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_16_0_0_296.dll
- Version: 126.96.36.1996
- State: Enabled
- Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
- If you then go to the file in the PATH comment above, right click on the file and look at PROPERTIES you can see how the file is mis-labeled. It must be that firefox is using that lable to derive the version.
I've found I can't seem to remove Shockwave Flash 188.8.131.52 . I've run the uninstaller, gone into the Windows/system32/Macromed folder and removed the flash files there, I've restarted both Windows Xp and firefox and it still claims to see the Shockwave Flash 184.108.40.206 version 16.0.r0 in the add-ons manager Plugins Section.