The Troubleshoot link leads to this page--Why do I receive "License Manager Error -96"? - MATLAB Answers - MATLAB Central --which I honestly can't make sense of (gave it a try but failed).
I've also uninstalled the older version of Adobe FP that was on my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Please delete everything (.dmlp) after the .dmg in the file name for the Flash Player installer.
For some reason, when MathLab installed it appends the .mdlp extension to the DMG file that was downloaded. When users attempt to launch it instead of being opened with DiskImageMounter, which is what OS X uses to open DMG files, it opens using MathLab. If this happens in the future just delete '.mdlp' from the file name and DiskImageMounter will open the DMG, instead of MathLab.
That worked!! Thank you so, so, so, so much!!