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uninstalling Macromedia Flash 7

by FredsterCC / December 13, 2003 9:31 PM PST

I would like to get the Flash Player from Macromedia off of my Win 98 machine. The ads that Flash support are very intrusive and frustrating when browsing. I have gone to the Macromedia site and used their uninstaller, but it does not remove it entirely. Something is still on the unit that allows the ads to still splash across the screen. I keep using the "uninstaller" from Macromedia and removing the folders from the Windows directory, but they keep reappearing. Something is permitting the player to play the ads when I visit certain sites. Any ideas or solutions regarding this problem?

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Re:uninstalling Macromedia Flash 7
by MichaelM / December 14, 2003 5:31 AM PST
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Re: uninstalling Macromedia Flash 7
by juggalo / June 22, 2004 10:23 PM PDT
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Re: uninstalling Macromedia Flash 7
by Cursorcowboy / June 23, 2004 1:17 AM PDT

Not that it may matter to you, the "Macromedia Flash 5 Player ActiveX" control is pre-installed in Windows XP and if deciding to upgrade anytime in the future, you might want to do some further research concerning your reported anomaly. Is it really Macromedia's fault but rather some ActiveX controls, security setting on your system, or invasion of commerical software causing your hair loss?

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