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Adobe flash blocked so can't update and going round in circles!

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Got the message from Adobe this morning to update, tried and failed. Following their help links it shows how to check that the plugin is enabled in FF. But where it says you should choose Always Activate, mine is greyed out. It says that it has been blocked due to vulnerabilities in older versions and gives alink to update. Tried again from that route and just get the same failed installation error message.

So it seems it is blocked because old versions are vulnerable, but that stops me from updating? My PC is quite old, I'm on Windows Vista 32 bit. Any help appreciated :)

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Okay, seem to have solved it by going back to an earlier version. From Adobe help, go down the bottom to - Installation problems for Windows 7 and older-down to the bottom again to - Flash Player for Firefox - NPAPI

But presumably I will go through it all again when prompted to update!

Thanks for the help anyway :)

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Looks like you have the current. To be sure;

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 25.0.0.171

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>


See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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Just tried uninstalling and reinstalling but then just got Initialization error. So now I have no flash player at all!

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Okay, seem to have solved it by going back to an earlier version. From Adobe help, go down the bottom to - Installation problems for Windows 7 and older-down to the bottom again to - Flash Player for Firefox - NPAPI

But presumably I will go through it all again when prompted to update!

Thanks for the help anyway :)

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See if they can help.

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html Adobe Flash Player Help