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Forum Thread: Can't instal new version1

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Adobe Shockwave Player 11.x

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taffy078 Can't instal new version1
Contributor 26th Jun, 2009 09:37
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Last edited on 26th Jun, 2009 09:38

A scan showed that there was a more secure version available. I followed your link, clicked 'download', got the security message about opening folders from unknown sources (!) and then my PC froze. After 10 minutes I tried to 'X' close IE8 - no good. Then I tried to close it from Task Manager - still no good. In the end, I had to reboot. I then tried it again going straight to the Adobe site - same thing happened = reboot. I then tried again, uninstalling the current version first,but no change!
This has happened before & I've no idea how/why it eventually worked then. My CPU was showing 100% during these problems. No such problems or useage on any other downloads.
Is anyone else having the same problem please?

I've XP/Home SP3

taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003

taffy_078 RE: Can't instal new version1
Member 27th Jun, 2009 17:32
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Location: West Yorkshire, UK
Hi. I posted here in case other Secunia users had had the same problem.
I've now found that others have had similar problems downloading from the Adobe site so I followed the advice & downloaded it from CNet.

Working! Phew1

grateful to you guys for your help - as always!
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