The ActiveX control for Adobe Flash Player 126.96.36.199 randomly disappears from 'Programs and Features' and from IE7's managed add-ons.
If I go to a web site that uses Flash, I get a message saying 'you need Flash player, click here for the plugin'. The link takes me to the Adobe trigger page, which says the ActiveX control is installed.
I've been using the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller to remove the ActiveX control fully, then I've reinstalled the plugin again, which seems to work -- for awhile at least.
As I said, it is completely random. Rebooting or closing IE7 doesn't seem to cause it to 'disappear'.
Any suggestions? Or anyone read about an issue similar to this?