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lush2207 cant install flashplayer for vista
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hi i am really stuck i am unable to install flashplayer. When it starts to install it comes up with a box in it, it says internet explorer cannot find or site is unavailable. please help
thanx

Maurice Joyce RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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UPDATING ADOBE FLASH
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Adobe have not mastered the art of stopping an install by warning U to close named programmes using Flash for a successful uninstall of Flash. Nor, have they widely publicised the fact that they do not support removal of older versions by using Control Panel>Add/Remove or other 3rd party uninstallers.

Advanced users just need to install the new version(s),then find the old OCX file & zap it.

Others may wish to take a longer route to successfully remove a vulnerability from Adobe Flash you should:

1. Download & use the Flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller it is a good idea to close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(The PSI overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule. It may also be in the Recycle Bin.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/ (I strongly advise U not to select the Beta version unless an advanced user). The latest stable & secure version is: 10.0.42.34

4A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire... (Again, I strongly advise U select the stable & secure version: 10.0.42.34)
Security.
Adobe also have a very bad habit of changing your Flash settings each time they plug vulnerabilities. To change the security settings to your liking & regain control of your PC click here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

Bloat ware.
If you used the Adobe site, rather than FileHippo to update you will also find they try or have installed an unnecessary Download Manager.

It is bloat ware by a third party Company called NOS. If found I would uninstall it via Add/Remove.



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lush2207 RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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i have tried all that it will not let me install anything or use any site to uninstall the same message keeps coming up but thankyou anyways for time
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Maurice Joyce RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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If U click this link does it open the browser?

http://www.filehippo.com/

If not, what browser are U using?

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lush2207 RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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yes it opens and i can click to install but it will not install on my computer.
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Maurice Joyce RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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Have U tried saving the download to desktop & installing from there?

What is the exact error message U get?

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lush2207 RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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i do not get the option to save the download only open. The exact message i get is in the first message i posted.
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Maurice Joyce RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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Are U saying if U click this link a box does not appear with an option to save?

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/d...

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lush2207 RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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yeah the box just comes up with open eveything else can not be done and its starts as if the file is installing but does not come up with remaining time or how much of the file has been installed then a box appears saying internet explorer was not able to open this internet site. the requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. This happens with any type of file i try to install
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Maurice Joyce RE: cant install flashplayer for vista
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U are using the words installing which is confusing me slightly. I have not mentioned installing anything.

If U click here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/6...

Click on the link & eventual U will be offered the install instructions.

The box has 3 options - RUN - SAVE - CANCEL.

U select SAVE & save that download to your desktop.

There is no requirement to install yet - that action should put the programme on your desktop to install later.

Has that bit worked? If not what is the error message?


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