I have both Google and IE 11 on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge laptop. I am running 64-bit Windows 7.
I have uninstalled Flash Player. I have cleaned out the registry. I have deleted all traces of Flash Player. I have done everything I can find in these forums. I can download the flash installer. It goes into my downloads directory. I have checked all file permissions and have run it as the administrator. I have even re-located the flash installer into a different directory before running it. I turn off my virus software. And then I run the installer. It invokes the Windows installer (I assume that is normal). Immediately after it looks like it is going to run, I get an Adobe box that says "Application Initialization Error" with a button that says "Finish". When I click the finish button, the Adobe box closes, and it actually goes in an DELETES the Adobe installer program from wherever I have it located. Again, I have run the uninstaller several times, and cleaned everything out (including the registry). I have downloaded the installer in both Chrome and IE, with the exact same results. When I query Chrome, it does say that I have the latest version, and when I try to use the update button, it does nothing. Will you provide some guidance for this please?
In order to troubleshoot the 'Application Initialization Error' we'll need to obtain the online/shim installer log files from you. The online installer log files, Adobe_ADM.log and Adobe_GDE.log are saved at C:\Users\<YourUserID>\AppData\Local\Temp\Adobe_ADMLogs. Please upload both files to cloud.acrobat.com/send using the instructions at How to share a document and post the link to the uploaded files in your reply.
When I click the finish button, the Adobe box closes, and it actually goes in an DELETES the Adobe installer program from wherever I have it located.
This (file deleting itself after execution) is expected behaviour for the online/shim installer.