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Adobe Flashplayer installation and Combo Fix


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#1 mbilke

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

Unable to install upgrade of Adobe flashplay - tells me Adobe Manager has stopped working.

AND Unable to run Combo Fix - tells me: error - Can't initialize plug-ins directory



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

The simpest way to update the Flash player is to go to the Adobe web-site and get it directly, but I must admit I don't know if Flash is still supported in IE on XP. If it isn't you might consider Firefox which does still - reluctantly - support it.

 

www.adobe.com

 

As for Combofix, I haveto ask why you are trying to run it. It is a piece of software which can totally brick your system unless you are fairly expert in its use. For more information see Quietman7's #2 in this topic -

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/635742/combofixexe-saved-in-wrong-place/

 

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:51 PM

Flash Player is still supported on Windows XP. The current version is 24.0.0.194 and was released January 11, 2017.
 
If you go through Adobe's download page you may get unwanted toolbars and antivirus programs: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/
 
To avoid this I highly recommend you use the direct download links:
Internet Explorer (http://xxxxxxx.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/24.0.0.194/install_flash_player_ax.exe)
Firefox (http://xxxxxxx.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/24.0.0.194/install_flash_player.exe)
Chrome (http://xxxxxxx.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/24.0.0.194/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe)
 
Outdated Flash Player versions are risky and can cause viruses/malware. Since Chrome no longer updates on XP, it is important to follow the steps I have outlined here to update Flash Player manually.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 17 January 2017 - 07:18 PM.
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