Hoping some of you savvy PC types can help me out
I always select 'no', but at times, because I click here and there quite quickly, the machine gets hosed, and also, I'm sick of getting this message.
I am running IE 8/Windows XP on an old Dell laptop. Please don't tell me to use a different operating system, as, for reasons of my own (being a mainframe computer dinosaur), I am sticking with this set-up. Hopefully that did not upset you so much you refuse to help.
So, any suggestions? Thanks for any help offered.
Adobe is just like that, in all computers, even my Mac.
Just keep clicking "later" and it will go away for a while.;)
How about using a different browser, like Chrome or Firefox. They're both a bit safer, security wise, and much faster than IE.
She may just have disabled an add-on. Go to your internet options/manage add-ons/ and check that Flash and Java are enabled.
Go to control panel /add and remove programs/ and remove ALL versions of Java and Flash Player. THEN re-install the newest versions of both for XP.
I'm telling you, those cats are out to destroy civilization as we know it!
Cats are sneaky little bastards.
Thanks for the replies. flash version 22.214.171.124 is enabled, but I think the one it's trying to install is 11 point something? I'll have to see what the next message say. (which I'm sure will pop up in a few minutes).
also Java Plug In SSU helper and
Plug In2 helper are both enabled, along with Java Console.
Once, Junie (the cat) stepped on a variety of keys which rotated the display so I had to hold the monitor sideways (like a very large book) in order to view it. Then I had to get into the Dell documentation to figure out how to get it back normally (the horrors!!!!!).
I am very frightened to remove Java and Adobe, what if I can't get them back, I actually use the laptop to work and make money. Maybe I'll finish the bottle of wine from yesterday and try the removal. Need liquid courage for that type of operation.
My cat decided to sleep on my laptop keyboard while I was at the fridge. I then couldn't scroll using my arrow keys. Took me a little while to figure out the F7 button was my friend.
Just uninstall the adobe/java stuff and re-download it. You should be fine.