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macromedia error won't go away...no matter what!

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Hi folks, I've got a problem that I haven't seen discussed, as far as I can find, and I've been looking at forums for hours. I'll try to be brief to cover the problem. It all started when someone sent me a video e-mail. I was told that I would have to install an activeX program. I did so, but still couldn't view the video so I deleted it and the flash player or activeX(I don't know the difference). Now, I get the following "could not find macramedia flash player" and everything I have tried will not get rid of it. I tried the following: uninstall Adobe, anything that said Adobe. Restored computer to an earlier date. Defragged my computer. Deleted several folders I found when "searching" activeX under the search prompt. I checked my "start up" menu. I did see an artice or something saying the trouble might be in the registry, however I try to stay out of there because I am not that brave.(or savy) Everything I ever have read on the dreaded Registry, says be careful! Guess I wasn't very brief, right?
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The Flash Player and ActiveX are not the same thing, but they are connected (at least they are if you play a flash presentation in Internet Explorer). ActiveX is a Microsoft component built into Internet Explorer, and the Flash Player uses it to play flash videos and other animations in that web browser. In any other web browser Flash runs as a "plug in" because other web browsers don't have an ActiveX component.

Since you seem to have removed and/or deleted some other stuff as well as Flash, it may be simply restoring the Flash Player won't fix your problem, but let's try that first.

Start Internet Explorer and go here: http://www.adobe.com...=ShockwaveFlash
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