IE8 and Adobe Flash Player


I work on Windows XP Family.  I've already installed Adobe Flash and Macromedia Players on my computer. Other browsers (Chrome and Firefox) work fine. But when I try to open a video clip, youtube for eg, in IE8, it displays a message that I need to install Flash Player. When I try to install again the later, the ActiveX Control warning message remains unresponsive on click and shortwhile later, IE freezes showing the message that the site wants to install a module that can hurt your computer... leaving no means to install the player! Ultimately, I am brought to close IE through the Task Manager. I've uninstalled and re-installed IE8, but the same result!!

I wonder if IE has got any problem with the Flash Player? Or is there something that I am missing?

Thanks for the reply.


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Last updated May 16, 2018 Views 2,506 Applies to:


Try letting Windows Defender load at startup again. I suspect that CCleaner's Cookie Manager is causing the Flash problem.


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