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Uninstalling Flash instructions for Windows

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    under Uninstalling Flash, this article includes a note that says,


    Note: Running Adobe's uninstaller will remove Flash from all browsers where it is not built-in, including Internet Explorer. You will be prompted to reinstall Flash when you visit a page that requires it, such as Adobe's Test Page.


    While better than nothing, that note may not be enough, since some users may run into problems with RealPlayer or other installed software that needs to have the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed to work properly, even though they don't use Internet Explorer. Why not suggest uninstalling just the Adobe Flash Player Plugin using Windows Control Panel, while leaving the ActiveX installed?

    This related discussion has more detail and reference links:

    under Uninstalling Flash, this article includes a note that says, ----- '''Note''': Running Adobe's uninstaller will remove Flash from all browsers where it is not built-in, including Internet Explorer. You will be prompted to reinstall Flash when you visit a page that requires it, such as [http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ Adobe's Test Page]. ----- While better than nothing, that note may not be enough, since some users may run into problems with RealPlayer or other installed software that needs to have the Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed to work properly, even though they don't use Internet Explorer. Why not suggest uninstalling just the '''Adobe Flash Player Plugin''' using Windows Control Panel, while leaving the ActiveX installed? This related discussion has more detail and reference links: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/flash-113-crashes/discuss/2517 Uninstalling Flash instructions for Windows