I have tried everything. I cannot install any Adobe flash product I was using Flash 10 and suddenly it stopped working. this happened before..several times in fact. I delete and re install but this tim it still crashed. so I decided to try Flash 11... windows 8 won't even let me run the installer. when I try to install it as a FF plug in it fails. sends me to do it manually. manually means using the installer program which Windows 8 won,t let me run I am stuck. Is there an alternative to adobe flash player? because I am tired of this. if there is no alternative, then I will fins another browser.
I tried right clicking the files and run as an administrator.. when I do that, the pop up window asking if I want to allow this program to make changes ... appears. I click yes..nothing happens... it goes no further I am running Norton. I have that disabled. something will not allow me to install either FF update or flash Player (any version).
also when I try installing Flash player as a plug in through the browser ( FF 16) it downloads and starts the install, and then just hangs... never completes the install
Try to uninstall Flash and reinstall Flash.
Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.
You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:
Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista/XP if you don't already have one.
Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.
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thanks again..but..... I downloaded MS safety scanner, tried to open the .exe file and nothing happens. did the same with MalwareBytes..tried to run the setup file nothing happens.. the cursor runs as if trying to open it, but nothing happens. I'm stuck
I've done that but I cannot re install using any of the install files..nothing happens..the files won;t open
Ok, it sounds like you've got some major issues with your computer. Please either re-install Windows, or take it to a reputable local business.