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Flash Player ActiveX

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/6/2018.

The Adobe Flash Player is freeware software for viewing multimedia, executing Rich Internet Applications, and streaming video and audio, content created on the Adobe Flash platform.


  • This package is only for Windows XP to Windows 7, because Windows 8 already contains an integrated Flash Player for Internet Explorer.
  • Warning: The installation of Flash Player ActiveX fails with a 1603 error when Internet Explorer is open.

To install Flash Player ActiveX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install flashplayeractivex --version

To upgrade Flash Player ActiveX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade flashplayeractivex --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'flashplayeractivex'
    $version = ''
    $majorVersion = '28'
    $registry = ( Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "Adobe Flash Player $majorVersion ActiveX" ).DisplayVersion
    $checking = ( $registry -eq $version )
    $alreadyInstalled = @{$true = "Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE $version is already installed."; $false = "Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE $version is not already installed."}[ $checking ]
    $allRight = $true
    if ([System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version -ge '6.2') {
      $allRight = $false
      Write-Output $packageName $('Your Windows version is not ' +
        'suitable for this package. This package is only for Windows XP to Windows 7')
    if (Get-Process iexplore -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
      $allRight = $false
      Write-Output $packageName 'Internet Explorer is running. ' +
        'The installation will fail an 1603 error. ' +
        'Close Internet Explorer and reinstall this package.'
    if ( $checking ) {
      $allRight = $false
      Write-Output $alreadyInstalled
    if ($allRight) {
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'msi'
      url           = ''
      silentArgs    = '/quiet /norestart REMOVE_PREVIOUS=YES'
      softwareName  = 'Adobe Flash Player ActiveX'
      checksum      = '0e3a4f5bf697786f0234244e2d49731f9b82cb3fee1c102bef40032592e00647'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Adobe Systems Incorporated


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Flash Player ActiveX 479053 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 670059 Thursday, June 7, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 468776 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 304765 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 343656 Tuesday, March 13, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 524923 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 354288 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 249171 Tuesday, December 12, 2017 approved
Flash Player ActiveX 244063 Tuesday, November 14, 2017 approved
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