I've been trying to download and install flash player. I must have had a previous version installed at some time, but I don't know where that went. I need it for bbc i-player, etc. I can get to the 'agree and install' button on the adobe page, then when I click it, I get the gold bar at the top, saying that I need to install the adobe downloader active x. But, when I click on the gold bar, my Internet explorer freezes. I'm running ie 8 with xp pro. I've also got zone alarm pro, avg 8,spybot and ad-aware all running. I've tried changing the seetings in internet options, security, custom level, to allow active x to no avail. Any advice would be greatly apprecxiated.
Gentlemen - thanks for all your advice. I did find it, it was in docs and settings, although the folders were empty, so I deleted them. I used sea-urchin's advice, and downloaded, no problem, from filehippo.com - and it works fine. thanks again to you all.