I don't understand what you mean by "un-mark this discussion as a question," it is a question, in fact it contains a few questions. I don't know where to post it. This forum is also confusing.
Moving this discussion to the Installing Flash Player forum.
The ActiveX Flash Player is used by Internet Explorer and the plug-in Flash Player is used by Firefox.
Download the following files:
Close the browser and disconnect from the Internet. Run the uninstaller and restart Windows.
Delete all remaining files and folders located in the following directories. (tip: copy and paste these paths into the path bar in an Windows Explorer window)
- %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
- %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player
Verify that the file “FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl” in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ system, has been deleted.
Run both installers.