I don't know what OS you are on, but since you mentioned Microsoft, I assume it's Windows XP.
You can still install the latest Firefox (35.0.1) and Flash Player (188.8.131.526) on your XP system. These new versions are more secure, and they work well on Windows XP.
You can download the latest Flash Player installers from
Thank you for your answer. I fear i have gotten behind on the Firefox--no automatic updates and the Adobe Fl;assh Player seemed like too far to jump from 12.00 to 16. ---but it seems that if you don't upgrade, you can't get to other sites you want to reach so I will do it. I don't like the business of allowing outside parties to store files on my computer, but understand I can opt out of that. Thank you again
Now I have upgraded my Firefox to the recommended level . but now when I click on install Flash Player, Adobe says it can only do this if I exit Firefox. Should I close everything, and start again?? Another question. I will have to come back in AM & see if it gets an answer or figure it out for myself.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancel the above request. I put it in before I read all the rules. I now have an answer to my question and the above problem has been solved by the next answer. Thanks Carolyn Harvey