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Internet Explorer 7 / ActiveX Installation Problem

Posted on 2007-07-23
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08

I am trying to install Adobe Flashplayer from Adobe's Website and I keep getting the message: "Internet Explorer has blocked this site from using an activex control in an unsafe manner.  As a result, this page may not be displayed correctly."  I receive this error AFTER I click on the prompt to install the ActiveX Control.  I am using IE7.  I have tried playing around with the Security / Custom Level Settings to no avail.  Please help.
Question by:amerghafari
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Expert Comment

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Greetings amerghafari !

Click on the bar that appears at the top of the Internet Explorer window and select Allow ActiveX control from the menu that appears.

Best wishes, war1

Expert Comment

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I have also recently started experiencing this problem.

I have tried using the "Reset Internet Explorer settings" option, but that doesn't fix the problem.

In every single forum that I have found this error message, somebody asks what the problem is, and there are no replies. Surely somebody from Microsoft can help?! :-)

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pritchag earned 2000 total points
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I have found the solution to this problem. First close all instances of Internet Explorer, then uninstall flash using the following uninstaller from Adobe:


Once uninstall is complete, start Internet Explorer and go the following URL to install flash again:


Hopefully it should all work again!

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