Downloading flash player problems

Im trying to download Adobe Flash Player however wants i allow the activex, it still wont load. comes back with a message the Windows classifies it as an unknown publisher. I had tried disabling my firewall however this did not help. any suggestions?

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    You write that you downloaded Flash Player, but did you also install it?
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    Which browser is giving you the error? Is it IE11?
    Are you saying when you go to Adobe's website and download flash player it gives you an error?
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    Thanks for the reply.  I forgot to include:
    -- Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) running on a 1.9 MHz Turion X2, with 2G memory
    -- Already-installed Flash version was 10.x, I think 10.1, but hadn't been updated for months since it was a restored backup.
    -- Firefox 3.6.13, just updated to 3.6.18   (yes, I've tried 4.0, it was slow and annoying, so I went back)
    -- Other software on the machine: Microsoft Office, development tools (Visual Studio, Eclipse with Andriod and RIM plugins, BlackBerry JDE, Sun Java SDK, Firefox, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Adobe Reader, Adobe AIR, Adobe Shockwave, Flash Builder, and a few old trusted versions of minor utilities such as WinZip, DivX, Grep, etc.)
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    I only reacted this way because I've lost SO MUCH time and also data, adding up no doubt to YEARS of time, primarily because the platforms of two companies (Microsoft and Adobe) are like warm, moist, undressed flesh wounds that just invite every kind of infection to enter and flourish.  It's not just their prevalence, it's their design.  For example, why can a Flash program insert native code into a SVCHOST, when it's nearly impossible to figure out what's running in the SVCHOST, what it's doing, where it came from, and how to kill it permanently?  That just creates conditions favorable to malware.
    Anyway, after restoring my system to a snapshot of a known clean state, I first selected Check for Updates in Firefox, it downloaded it update.  Then I unplugged from the net before letting it restart and install, and it did its thing.  Then I plugged back in and went directly to, selected Flash Player under Downloads, clicked Download Now, and then up popped the advertisement right after the click.
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