Please try with the latest version of Flash Player(18.104.22.168).
Additionally, please provide us the logs to help us debug the issue. To do the same follow the below mentioned steps:
- Launch Windows Explorer and navigate C:\Users\<YourUserID>\AppData\Local\Temp\
- Right-click in an empty area and select New > Text Document
- Rename the new file to ADM.trace
- Note: make sure file extensions are visible so that the extension is .trace and not .txt. See Show or hide file name extensions - Windows Help If the file extension is not .trace the additional verbose logging will not be captured.
- Run the online installer again until it stops
- When the installation stops, the Adobe_ADM.log and Adobe_GDE.log files will contain additional debugging information.
- Upload the 2 log files to cloud.acrobat.com/send and post the link to the uploaded files in your reply.
Give the manual process a try as outlined here; its only 2 steps
Hopefully that will assist you
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It might be prudent to wait for official staff reply, when an apparently direct link redirects via two other sites who insist on setting cookies.
No, I do not use proxy.
I'd like to review the FlashInstall.log file. Please upload the FlashInstall.log files saved at C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash to cloud.acrobat.com/send and post the link in your reply.
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From the online installer log files I couldn't quite determine if the installation process had gotten as far as attempting to install Flash Player itself (online installer downloads and installs Flash Player silently in the background), but the failure is prior to this point as the FlashInstall.log file doesn't have anything recent in it. I do see an error in the online installer log file referring to a proxy server, which you indicate you don't use. It could be a false error or something in how your system is configured to access the internet is causing it to thing it's using a proxy.
To see how how Firefox is accessing the internet launch Firefox and navigate to about:preferences#advanced and then click on the Settings button in the Connection section. A new window will pop-up. This will display if it's configured to use a proxy or not.
Windows 10 has a Proxy config listed in both Settings and in the Control Panel:
- Settings > Netowrk & Internet > Proxy and see if it's configured there
- Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings
Ensure all of these are not configured to use a proxy
I'm going to forward the installer log files to the online installer team to troubleshoot further. They may have more questions for you after they review it. In the mean time, you can try using the offline installer posted at the bottom of the Installation problems | Flash Player | Windows 7 and earlier in the 'Still having problems' section. This is the full installer and doesn't download anything silently in the background.
Proxy was turned off in Win 10's settings, but Firefox had some sort of proxy set:
I switched to no proxy, and tried running the installer again. This time it got as far as to ask me to close Firefox, and I thought now it's working - not. Foiled again. In the end I downloaded the offline installer, and it installed without any problems whatsoever. Maybe you should make it easier to choose the offline installer, like offer a link on the page I linked in my first message. I hope you manage to find the bug, so that others don't get the same problem in the future.
The proxy setting is most likely what was causing the error.
"This time it got as far as to ask me to close Firefox,"
The installer (online or offline) will only prompt to close the browser if you're installing a version that's already installed. If Flash isn't installed, or you're upgrading from a previous version to a newer version, Flash won't prompt to close the browser. Can you upload a new set of FlashInstall.log files? I'd like to see what it has now. Thank you.
"In the end I downloaded the offline installer, and it installed without any problems whatsoever."
Ironically I suggested that way up in the post!
Not everyone on the internet is up to no good!
"Ironically I suggested that way up in the post!"
That might be so, but unrelated sites trying to put cookies on my computer when following a link in your guide makes me reluctant.
"Not everyone on the internet is up to no good!"
Again that might be so, I call the 80/20 rule, 80% of everyone on the internet is up to no good, 20% are serious, decent people. I'm sure you're among the latter, Carm01.