Did you reboot after running the uninstaller?
Yes and I cannot delete the file. I also tried going in to sae mode and still I cannot delete the file. It says "Access Denied" and then says that I need permission from the administrator to delete this. My profile, I am an administrator.
The administrator account is a step up from an administrator account. Try activating the administrator account to try to delete the file.
In the post before this one, you can see the extra file in the System32 location. The file name was "Flash11g.ocx", but I changed the name to "58the.ocx" to try to delete it, no joy though.
I thought I would show you both locations and the files in them. Here is a Windows 7 system (Computer A) where everything looks fine. In the SysWOW64 location you can see the file "Flash11g.ocx". In the System32 you can see there are only 3 files and the 'Flash11g.ocx' is not there. But again, look at the above post before this one and you can see there are 4 files, not three. That extra file called '58the.ocx' is the flash11g.ocx file which I cannot get rid of.
Okay so I got it fixed. To share;
- Go to Adobe and get downloads first. I put them on my desktop
- unistalled all flash players using the uninstall tool for flash player uninstall
- any left overs at any of these locations are deleted (except the one that cannot be deleted, the Flash11g.ocx in the wrong folder location)
- I have Comodo Program Manager, ran uninstall there as well which rids the registry entires of these flash players.
- Checked in the control panel uninstall area just to make sure all entries are gone
- Cut the Flash11g.ocx file from the wrong folder to the desktop for now. Both folder locations are now completely empty
- Ran Auslogic Registry Cleaner to locate any other entries that may have not been caught and also used CCleaner registry cleaner for added measure
- Once all has been done, I cut the Flash11g.ocx from the Desktop and pasted it to the correct folder location, C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash folder
- Now I installed ONLY the ActiveX download and it installs right over the Flash11g.ocx file. The system32 location at this point is still empty
- Once the ActiveX is in the clear, then installed the "Plug in" Flash Player which will install in both locations
The system32 location at this point is still empty
That is not good; it means you don't have the 64-bit player.
On Windows 7 x64 you should always use the 64-bit installers;
- get the uninstaller from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html#main_Download_t he_Adobe_Flash_Player_uninstaller
- get the installers from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#Ins tall_in_a_firewall_proxy_server_environment