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Avira won't let me install Adobe flash player?


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#1 tobyo

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:55 AM

So, I go to weigh in on Weight Watchers online and I'm greeted with a message that says I need Adobe flash player 9 or higher installed in order to use their weight tracker.  I noticed when I booted up that a new version of Adobe had been installed automatically. But no updated flash player?  So, I go to this website:  http://www.downloadinfo.co/review/adobe-flash-player/?kw=adobe%27s+flash+player&subid=DIAFUS&cust=adobe%27s+flash+player&type=flash&gclid=CNumj6K6zLUCFYk7Mgody2QApg&utm_campaign=DIAFUS&fwd=1

 

and proceed to download the Non IE version since I have google chrome browser.  and I'm greeted by my free Avira antivirus software's message that it's detected an unwanted Adware software and I cannot proceed.  

 

does anyone have any idea how I get around this? Everything worked fine until Adobe updated the software automatically.

 

thank you.

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

either right click your virus program and set up rules for this download and installation or temporarily disable the virus program then install.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

You should be downloading Flashplayer from here:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 

Your source was probably adding something else which you don't want.   Better to source software from the developer.  

 

If you don't want the McAfee scanner remember to deselect it before downloading.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

You should be downloading Flashplayer from here:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 

Your source was probably adding something else which you don't want.   Better to source software from the developer.  

 

If you don't want the McAfee scanner remember to deselect it before downloading.

yea, guessing that was the problem. tried to view a youtube and clicked on their link to install the flash player and it's the same one you've got. thanks, will go with this one.  appreciate it!!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

oh but as I read further, the player has been disabled by google chrome and this link http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_redirect

 

tells how to re-enable.  oh the world of technology.....



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:46 AM

ugh, this is confusing.  all because Adobe updated automatically I now have more work to do? that link doesn't tell me how to enable it, it looks like I have to download something else just to look at youtubes (and WW and who knows what else...).

 

what am I missing here?

 

EDITED: never mind. I didn't type "chrome:plugins" and that is where the "enable" button to click on appeared.

 

carry on and thanks!


Edited by tobyo, 23 February 2013 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hi,

Chances are the so called Adobe flash player could be something in Disguise(Are you sure if the website is safe place)

 

chrome auto updates flash player

BTW you don`t need a separate flash player plugin unless you use IE or Firefox....


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Hi,

Chances are the so called Adobe flash player could be something in Disguise(Are you sure if the website is safe place)

 

chrome auto updates flash player

BTW you don`t need a separate flash player plugin unless you use IE or Firefox....

 

apparently it wasn't and I've already removed the file I downloaded.  what I don't understand is why did Chrome disable that plug-in after Adobe automatically updated? maybe nothing to worry about and I solved the issue.  but thanks for your reply :)






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