A Flash security update asked me to install the newest Flash
version today. Now, I can no longer see flash content at CNN, NBC,
pretty much anywhere. If it's a site that isn't using a detection
script, the flash plays fine, and if I right-click and select
about, I'm running the most current version of Flash. But all sites
that use detection scripts, as of today, are now broken in Internet
Oddly enough, in Firefox, it also displays Flash as the
newest version, but the detection scripts still work fine.
I've tried reinstalling, restarting, everything. No luck --
ever since that update today, my IE is flashless (except, as I
said, on sites not using a detector.)
Is this happening with a lot of people? If so, I'll need to
remove all the detection scripts on all of my client sites until
Adobe can fix this issue.
I have not had this problem myself, no. But, I have seen
others have it.
Most advice stems toward your ActiveX FlashPlayer being
corrupt. To resolve this, first try using the official Adobe
uninstaller to uninstall the flashPlayer, then re-install it. If
that doesn't work, I would try deleting the folder
"C:/WINDOWS/Downloaded Program Files" This folder
holds all of the plug-ins you have downloaded for Internet
Explorer. By deleting it, you force IE to re-download all of the
plug-ins the next time they are accessed. At my job, this has
solved most of the problems we have had involving the ActiveX
FlashPlayer, and remains a part of our standard procedure if one
person is having a problem with our flash content.
But, you are definately not alone in this, though the problem
is on your specific computer, not in the flashplayer.