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#1 dorotheapenizek

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 07:25 AM

I am an elderly but fairly computer savvy woman but I am having a hell of a time trying to download adobe Flash Player

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:08 AM

Did you try to get from the official Adobe webpage? https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:32 AM

again and again and again.

I found an online discussion where people had the same problem.

Can't find it however....told me to go to Task Manager, close internet explorer, Skype, etc. Am afraid I'll screw everything up.

 

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:09 PM

See if you can download it from this page:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html.

Scroll down to the Downloads chart for:
Flash Player 15.0.0.152 (Win Firefox and Mac); 15.0.0.167 (Win IE)
Select the installer for your browser.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:23 AM

Please explain where the problem is in the downloading process. Does it fail to download at all, is there an issue after the download is done? My advice for how to do it is use a browser like chrome or firefox (not IE)to visit the download page then "save" NOT "open" the file. make sure you save the exe file to an easy to find location. then go to it in the file explorer and open the exe file from there. See if that procedure works, because i am guessing you are currently tryign "run", "open" or some sort of activeX script.


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#6 dorotheapenizek

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 10:57 AM

I do not have Chrome or Firefox.  Are they better than IE? Will try that. Thanks for the moment!



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:25 AM

I think I got it! Had to turn off ActiveX Filtering.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:34 PM

Chrome and firefox are both better than IE, they are usually faster and they also have far less security holes and far more regular patches for when they do. You should never install a program by "running" or "opening" it on the download site, or by letting it fiddle with some sort of script in the browser (chrome and firefox don't use these scripts most of the time, IE does), you should always save the file for the program into a folder you can easily find, then go to the folder, virus scan the downloaded file, then run it from the folder, NOT from the browser.
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