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I don't have Flash installed, so on many web pages I get a dialogue which says something like "this website wants to install the following add-on: Adobe Flash Player".

Can I set this dialogue to never appear? I don't want Flash but I don't want to have to tell that to IE every single time. Can I make it remember that I don't want it?

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I do not think you can get rid of it since usually that is coded into the webpage you are going to. –  Phillip R. Jun 28 '12 at 22:10
I pretty sure that it's a standard IE dialog. –  John Tall Jun 30 '12 at 18:20
I don't think there is a way in IE to block flash but I know in Chrome and Firefox they have plugins for it. One option would be to disable Shockwave flash object add on on IE. Tools>Manage Add ons –  bbatman Jan 21 '13 at 21:42

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You can disable this prompt, but that will cause all add-ons to be disabled.

  1. Open Group Policy Editor: Press [Windows] + [R], enter gpedit.msc and click OK.
  2. On the left, navigate to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, Internet Control Panel, Advanced features.
  3. On the right, double-click on Allow third-party browser extensions.
  4. Select Disabled, and confirm with OK.
  5. Restart Internet Explorer and try to visit the page that was previously prompting you to install Flash Player.
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Did not work on IE11 / Win7; the prompt still appears. –  romkyns Dec 14 '14 at 23:55

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