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IE keeps asking me to run the Adobe Flash Player add-on

by DannyDeLzUSARMY / August 17, 2009 8:13 AM PDT

My Internet Explorer constantly asks me for permission to run the Adobe Flash Player add-on. I have clicked on "Run add-on" and "Run add-on for all web sites" several times but it still keeps popping up. I have tried uninstalling Flash Player and re-installing it and still get the same problem. I am running IE 8 with Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Where does it do this?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 18, 2009 6:52 AM PDT
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It happens every single time...
by DannyDeLzUSARMY / August 18, 2009 12:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Where does it do this?

It happens everytime I open a new tab and I have tried the uninstall and re-install thing several times to no avail.

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Does this happen even when you use
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 18, 2009 7:18 PM PDT

the uninstaller utility I noted in my first post?


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by DannyDeLzUSARMY / August 19, 2009 5:09 AM PDT

I tried using the uninstaller, problem came right back.

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Next steps.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 19, 2009 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

If this were me I would "Reset" IE back to default.

This is a reset button in IE > Tools > Internet Options, Advanced tab > Reset button.

My guess is that some bad Add-on is causing this, so choosing reset gets rid of all the add-ons, and also all ActiveX and 3rd party toolbars. But beware, it also deletes all Favorites, (so Export them if you want to save them), all cookies, all history, and all login details, including usernames and passwords, stored by IE for those login web sites.

If you choose to do this, I would first of all run that Flash uninstaller again, reboot the system, to make sure every part of it is gone. Then reset IE.


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by DannyDeLzUSARMY / August 19, 2009 5:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Next steps.

I will give it a shot and let you know how it goes.

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So far so good...
by DannyDeLzUSARMY / August 20, 2009 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Ok

Resetting IE to default settings and uninstalling Flash has worked so far.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 20, 2009 7:58 PM PDT
In reply to: So far so good...

Good work Danny.

Now, all you have to do is consider whether to try and install Flash again, Devil

Good luck.


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Adobe Flash player & IE8
by Alan6 / August 21, 2009 11:27 AM PDT

I am running the 64-bit version of IE8 on a 64-bit Vista O/S. Adobe is still working on a 64-bit Flash player. What you can do, and this works because it is what I did.
Install IE as a 32-bit and run it instead of the 64-bit. My Flash Player works.

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64 bit is likely the problem
by Gordie37080 / August 23, 2009 2:39 AM PDT

I agree.

As soon as I read the initial question I was sure that this must be happening on a 64 bit system using IE8 64 bit version.

On "my" setup (even after having upgraded from IE7 to IE8) there are two desktop icons: 1 for IE8 and 1 for IE8 64 bit.

This would be a great time for the original questioner to try out some of the other browsers out there, such as Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

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IE keeps telling to you to load adobe flash:
by maidensolo / August 22, 2009 1:15 AM PDT

I went thru this too. Are you running windows xp also?
Here's what i found out along the way, day after day of loading this program over and over:

1. You can't install that program while any other windows are open. It doesnt' take.
2. That version of adobe flash (i think it is 10) isn't compatable with IE 6, which i had. So it substituted Macromedia shockwave instead. I thought "great! This is over with!" But it wasn't. Macromedia shockwave wasn't compatable either. Up in the corner or down in the paragraph (somewhere) i noticed it said that adobe had a beta version for those of us who couldn't use either the adobe flash or the macromedia shockwave. So
3. i downloaded this beta version of adobe flash, making sure that all browser windows were closed, and shut down, and i saved it in my program files in a folder with my other media players.

It stuck
I have not been reminded since.
I also made sure that my internet settings aloud active x and most of my security setting were set to enable or prompt.
I downloaded java, and directX9, and installed those. I'm not even sure what they are for or what they do, but i know sometimes things just don't work without them. And eventually, something is going to tell you to download them too.

4. If none of that appeals to you or works for you, Download mozilla firefox, or google chrome and FORGET IE! Then you won't have to deal with this daily nagging ever again!!!!! Happy M

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Ipod nano
by Hondojoe / August 22, 2009 1:41 AM PDT

Have vista on a hp pavilion a6110n
unable to down load soft ware to use my Ipod nano. get error 2815.

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