3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2012 6:38 PM by AraelFlair

    I Found 2 Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugins (Both same version ans bit)

    AraelFlair

      After having to downlonad Adobe Flash Player 64bit because my Mozilla Firefox Browser prompted me to do so, I went to check my Programs And Features to make sure everything was in order.

       

      I was confused when I was asked to download this software because I thought my personal laptop already had this, but I did so anyway, when checking programs and features, I did see I had two identical files.

       

      Is it necessary to have them both? They are exactly the same, nothing shows that they go to anything differenty, yet it seems my Mozilla did not recognize the first.

       

       

      Since I am not a technical wiz, I need some help. I am afraid to delete any of them. I am afraid to delete the first since my Mozilla seemd to not recognize it, but if I delete the second will my other browser not recogize the second. Or, am I complicating this!

       

       

      I appreciate your help.

        • 1. Re: I Found 2 Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugins (Both same version ans bit)
          Xircal Level 3

          AraelFlair wrote:

           

          After having to downlonad Adobe Flash Player 64bit because my Mozilla Firefox Browser prompted me to do so, I went to check my Programs And Features to make sure everything was in order.

           

          I was confused when I was asked to download this software because I thought my personal laptop already had this, but I did so anyway, when checking programs and features, I did see I had two identical files.

           

          Is it necessary to have them both? They are exactly the same, nothing shows that they go to anything differenty, yet it seems my Mozilla did not recognize the first.

           

           

          Since I am not a technical wiz, I need some help. I am afraid to delete any of them. I am afraid to delete the first since my Mozilla seemd to not recognize it, but if I delete the second will my other browser not recogize the second. Or, am I complicating this!

           

           

          I appreciate your help.

           

          How did 'prompt' come about? Were you viewing a (Flash) site and it suddenly appeared, or what? If it suddenly appeared without warning, could you please post the link to that site.

           

          Are you running Waterfox or Palemoom? These are third party unofficial 64-bit builds of Firefox. The only other 64-bit versions available are the nightly builds. However, due to incompatibility issues with many approved Firefox Add-ons, these builds haven't been officially released yet.

           

          If you're not running either of the first two, nor any other 64-bit versions of Firefox, which version do you currently have installed?

          • 2. Re: I Found 2 Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugins (Both same version ans bit)
            pwillener Level 8

            AraelFlair wrote:

             

            I went to check my Programs And Features ...

            Does it look like this

            fpi.png

             

            If so, that is normal - the ActiveX Control is the add-on for Internet Explorer, and the plugin is the add-on for Firefox.

            • 3. Re: I Found 2 Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugins (Both same version ans bit)
              AraelFlair Level 1

              Yes!

               

              Thank you, Pat.  That is exactly what it looks like.

               

               

              I appreciate your help. In the past I was tricked by files that looked identical and they turned out to be viral. So, just wanted to check when I caught that.

               

               

              Thanks again!