Why is Firefox not able to install Adobe Flash 9 or 10?

Peg May 31, 2011
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I am continually prompted to install Adobe Flash 9/10. Each time I do, it fails to load. Are other people having this problem? I’m using Mozilla Firefox browser.

  1. Tina
    June 6, 2011 at 1:26 am


    were you able to install Adobe Flash 9 or 10 for Firefox in the meantime? Let us know what did the trick or whether you need more help. Thank you!

    June 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Hello, have you tried downloading and installing flash player using internet explorer?  When you download and install flash player using internet explorer, it should automatically  give you the plugins for firefox.  Try it and let us know...

    Also you could try going to the link posted below an run a scan.  This link takes you to the Secunia site.  Secunia is an online security company that has this free online scanner that checks for vulnerabilities and also for insecure software.  Once you click on the link, click on the start scanner button.  When the scan is done, if there is a vulnerability with any of your software, or there is a newer version it will let you know and it will give you the choice of downloading and installing the new version.  Your Flash installation should show there.  Click on the download button for flash and any other software and it will install it for you.  Here is the link:


  3. Bruce Epper
    May 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Make sure your OS is up to date.  Make sure that any programs that use the Flash Player Plugin are not running (Opera, Firefox, etc.)  In the Control Panel, go to Add/Remove Programs (for WinXP) or Programs and Features (for Win 7) and remove any instances of Adobe Flash Player Plugin (the ActiveX one, if it exists, is only for Internet Explorer and doesn't matter in this case).  If you want to make really sure that it was completely uninstalled, reboot your computer.  Go to the Adobe website and reinstall Flash.