Apparently the proper procedure for upgrading to the Adobe
Flash Player 9 is to first completely uninstall the current player
and do a fresh install of the new player, otherwise there could be
Also, you cannot really uninstall using the control panel
because all of the files may not be deleted unless you are
knowledgable enough to know that all programs which may be running
flash player must all be completely shut down.
I'm not sure why Adobe doesn't tell people this. I discovered
it by accident myself. Here is the info I found at another source -
the links provided, interestingly, are all from ADOBE!
Apparently, it is not enough to apply a straight upgrade to
Flash. You actually have to uninstall Flash in it's entirety, and
then do a fresh Flash install. There's a specific program for this
which can be downloaded from Adobe (the makers of Flash) at: