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Adobe Flash vs. Actitve X ~ Where do I start?


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I like to play Wordscaper on Facebook as well as Literati on yahoo. Out of the blue, I cannot move the tiles with click and drag ergo I can't play. I updated my Adobe Flash to no avail and it was suggested that ActiveX plays a part in this. I am running Vista Home and up till now its been working great...I'm not sure what Active X to download and now I'm confused as to just what way to approach this. I tried doing some MS Updates but even that does not want cooperate. I go through the process and the updates are failed in the history. Trouble shooting isnt working...HELP!

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ActiveX is a Microsoft component built in to all versions of Internet Explorer, so no need to download it, indeed I don't think it's available for download on it's own anyway.

Adobe Flash Player comes in two flavours depending on which web browser you use.
In Internet Explorer, Flash Player runs by using the ActiveX technology built in to IE.
In Firefox however, (& Opera etc.), Flash Player is installed as a "Plug-in" because those web-browsers don't understand ActiveX.

You automatically get the right 'flavour' because the Adobe Flash website can detect what web-browser you're using when you click the 'download' link.

You may want to try using Firefox instead of IE: http://www.firefox.com

Apart from being 'snappier' in my experience, Firefox is also safer than IE, precisely because it has no ActiveX components. ActiveX is often used to 'Hijack' the host browser or deposit malware on the host PC.

Install Firefox then use it to visit the Flash Player download page here:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Before clicking "Agree & install now", ensure to untick the "Free Mcafee Scanner" unless you want it.
Countless people miss that altogether and wonder how Mcafee got installed.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 20 July 2010 - 08:17 AM.

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Thank you for the explanation of Activex Philip...I'm sorry I should have mentioned that I do use Firefox...I still have the problem and have no idea where to go with this now.
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