Thank you for your response, however the regular shockwave uninstaller at your link does not remove the old Macromedia version that I am trying to get rid of. It just removes my updated shockwaver player. The reinstallation process does not remove the old one either.
This is the adobe web page for the uninstaller I referenced above
I see; I have reported the broken link to Adobe.
Can you uninstall the old version from Control Panel?