Skip to comments.Help! Point Me to Earlier Version of Adobe Flash Player
Posted on 09/01/2012 6:03:40 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Over an hour ago I downloaded the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. It STINKS! Now I can't watch embedded videos on Firefox although I can still watch YouTube. Soooo... I would like to uninstall that Flash Player and download a RELIABLE older version. Can anybody provide me the link to such an Adobe Flash Player RELIABLE version?
Thanx in advance.
I am fighting the same mess. Arghhhhhhhhhhh...
taking to my computer gnome Adobe is becoming bloatware. Their are alternatives out their to their entire suite, you’ll have to research it, I can’t find the links....
I checked that but didn’t see an earlier version of Adobe Flash Player.
Use your restore point.
My experience with Adobe is that you have to completely,
COMPLETELY remove any version of Adobe before you try to install a back version.
What version of Winblows r u using???
I tried to download that new version and my PC security system prevented it - due to malware problems. Hundreds of Adobe’s attempts to download and security prevention efforts lasted for weeks. I’m only using the PC for documents - no internet.
I’m running version 10 on Firefox and it hangs up. The audio continues but the video freezes. I installed the latest version of Firefox earlier this week. It runs faster but video under-performs.
Like you, I prefer Firefox. I’ve tried Chrome and other browsers but they aren’t as user friendly, IMO. Also, I use the Firefox DownloadHelper to download videos from YouTube and other sites, and it’s not available on other browsers. I’ve found it to be the best, most widely compatible video down-loader.
WOO! HOO! That worked beautifully! I restored my computer to 8/26 and now I can see the embedded videos just fine. I don't know what bells and whistles the new Adobe Flash Player has but I am satisfied with the current version. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
This happened to me in April with their update. My husband took off the new Adobe and I think restored an older version. Apparently, they update quarterly. I’m still using a version from 2 updates ago.
Then restore back to the date when you knew Adobe Flash was running smoothly.
You would think Adobe would test out their new versions on Firefox before making them available. Yeah, I also had problems with the April version.
Firefox and Flash have not played nice together since FF 12 and Fl 10.
Firefox’s rapid release insanity creates more problems than it solves. I have lost several add-ons, because the creators say they are tired of trying to come out with new releases every other month just to be compatible with the next new Firefox.
Google this for a list of numerous archive sites:
‘download older version of flash’
Also, there is a flash uninstaller [google for it] that you would need to run.
Since you ‘restored’ just be sure to NOT install the latest Flash if/when you reboot.
If you have auto-install for flash, you may be revisited with this problem.
Check these ‘help’ files regarding auto-update:
Configure auto-update notification | Flash Player
How to disable auto-update notification in Flash Player
I had to restore my PC awhile back so my restore point history isn’t all that extended. So, I used Adobe’s flash removal tool and followed the steps. Before that, I downloaded version 10.1 (for non-IE browsers) that dates back to 2010. I’ve installed it and it works fine (just tested through another thread that had a YouTube video link. A warning comes up that some add-ons are out of date, but that’s no big deal.
I found something that may shed light on your problem......
All of these problems come from the fact that Vista and Windows 7 are 64 bit operating systems. Internet Explorer is also 64 bit but Firefox is unfortunately not 64 bit compatible and therefore can only use 32 bit plug-ins.
When upgrading Flash, it will look at your system and select the 64 bit version. This says it contains a 32 bit version as well, but this does not seem to work on version 11x64_mssa_aih. It will work fine on all programs except firefox.
To make sure you have a working version on Firefox you will need to search the Flash support site for 11x32_mssa_aih which is the 32 bit upgrade package.
Until Flash fixes their version 11 package, or Firefox supports 64 bit plug-ins, you will need to run both a 32 bit and a 64 bit Flash player.
I just got a pop up from ADOBE wanting me to upgrade. I hit the button, and the window that then popped up told me they wanted to scan my computer with the Mcafee anti-virus program before.
Since I use Kaspersky I figured there would be a conflict so I closed the window.
I also use Firefox.
You are so right that you DO NOT want to ever let McAfee have anything to do with your PC.
However, there usually is a place to uncheck the McAfee option. If there is not an opt-out option, I would certainly complain to Adobe. We have been begging Adobe to stop trying to trick people into taking McAfee when downloading an Adobe update. If they are now not even at least offering an opt-out, that is really over-the-top scamming.
My firefox is jumpy and lags after downloading it. I can’t watch youtube even because it’s so jumpy.
Yeah, I’m gettng issues too. FF 15.0 didn’t help...
Adobe Flash is written by monkeys who work for Chris Matthews. They get paid in leg tingles.
Operating system and browser don’t matter. Flash universally sucks everywhere.
It's the easiest, most reliable way to do it.
Does that mean you can watch the convention all over again?
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