Educational Software Thread, help with adobe shock?? in Technical; hello. when im trying to download latest adobe shock it gets to a point where it says "windows has blocked ...
8th September 2008, 01:08 PM #1
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help with adobe shock??
hello. when im trying to download latest adobe shock it gets to a point where it says "windows has blocked this software because it cannot verify the publisher". can someone help please??
8th September 2008, 03:28 PM #2
If you mean Adobe Shockwave, and the problem occurs when you are trying to do the download and install direct from the adobe website, you could try and download the standalone shockwave installer instead and then install it offline.
The installers for both Shockwave and Flash Player can be found at:
Adobe - Web Players
Edit: Sorry, this is not the link to the standalone installers but to the ordinary installers that run across the Internet. See further posting for better link!
Not sure if this will help with the "not verified" error though.
Last edited by Andie; 17th September 2008 at 12:04 PM.
9th September 2008, 02:46 PM #3
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no still comes back with the same error message cannot verify??
17th September 2008, 11:46 AM #4
OK, sorry, the link I posted just gets you back to the same download page and you'll get the same problem. I just hate the adobe website for navigating!
Anyway, try this instead. Go to this page:
Scroll down to just below half way where (in bold type) it says: "If the ActiveX Control for Shockwave Player fails to install, download the executable installer". This is below the video demo of how to change IE controls to allow Active X to run. Click on the Download blue link just below the bold type, and when the Windows dialog box opens, choose to Save. Save this file in an appropriate folder. It downloads quickly. Close all windows and scan the download for viruses (I'm always very careful!!). Then double click to install. I think this should kick start the shockwave player install. If not, post back! And I'll try and find the correct link again!!!!
There is also a link here for testing your shockwave and flash player installations. If you click the link, a page will appear and will tell you if the programs are installed and you can also use this page to check what versions are currently installed.
Last edited by Andie; 17th September 2008 at 12:02 PM.
Reason: Correction made to link and posting.
17th September 2008, 07:39 PM #5
Its to do with the security settings on IE. You can try and lower these to install the software before putting them back to normal after installation.
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