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Forum Thread: 2 instances of Adobe Flash

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Adobe Systems
And, this specific program:
Adobe Flash Player 11.x

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Nikilet 2 instances of Adobe Flash
Member 15th Nov, 2011 02:45
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Adobe Flash updated, but it's showing the previous instance also. Is this correct?

Detected Instances:
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash11c.ocx, version 11.0.1.152 (ActiveX)
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll, version 11.1.102.55 (NPAPI)

Maurice Joyce RE: 2 instances of Adobe Flash
Handling Contributor 15th Nov, 2011 10:33
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Last edited on 15th Nov, 2011 10:47
No - U had something using Flash open when U updated.


DELETING A FILE OR FOLDER USING PSI VERSION 2

To delete a vulnerable file or folder found by PSI try this:

1. Open PSI>Scan results.

2. Against the programme marked as vulnerable is a + sign to the left of it.

3. Click that & it will reveal DETECTED INSTANCES.

4. Below that are two yellow folders. Click the one WITHOUT a red dot.

5. That will open Windows Explorer & U will be able to see the vulnerable files or folders.
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash11c.ocx , version 11.0.1.152 (ActiveX)

6. Right click on it & select delete.

7. Carry out a full PSI scan & all should be in order.



Update 1 20:49 09/03/2011

EDIT: A reminder on how to manually update Flash - it can be used in this instance if the shortcut method above gives U more grief:

UPDATING THE STANDALONE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

If not using the PSI automatic update feature I would recommend this method to successfully update Flash which by-passes the Adobe Download Manager.


1. Download & SAVE these to desktop.

IE & Other Browsers using the Trident Rendering Engine.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

& then here, if U have any Gecko based browsers that does not have Flash embedded.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...


2. The installer will appear on the desk top. THE IMPORTANT BIT - Before agreeing to install Flash check these programmes are completely shut down (use the Task Manager if necessary to COMPLETELY EXIT these processes if running):
a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail.
d. All Adobe Products.
e. PSI - Unless using version 2

3. The new install will then remove all old files during the update process.

4. Complete a PSI rescan & all should be in order.
5. Delete the Flash installer(s) file(s) from the desktop.

If U want to double check Flash is working & the version installed click here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ If using IE9 ActiveX Filtering must be disabled via IE>Tools before testing

Update 8 14:03 12/11/2011


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ddmarshall RE: 2 instances of Adobe Flash
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It looks like you updated the Firefox version but not the Internet Explorer ActiveX.

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Nikilet RE: 2 instances of Adobe Flash
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Thank you for your help. I did get it straightened out, but I can't understand why I always have such a time with this Adobe Flash. You say I must have had something open that was using Flash, but I don't know what it would have been. I just dread it when I see there is an update for this.

Also, the reason I don't depend on Secunia to update is because it's not doing it. It'll show that there is an update pending, but never goes any further than that. I received an advisory from Adobe that Flash and Shockwave should be updated. I opened Secunia and it showed that something was in the works. I waited all day long and the status hadn't changed in Secunia so then I went ahead and installed them myself. I uninstall both and then install the new versions. Is this correct?
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Maurice Joyce RE: 2 instances of Adobe Flash
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Just follow this each time:

UPDATING THE STANDALONE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

If not using the PSI automatic update feature I would recommend this method to successfully update Flash which by-passes the Adobe Download Manager.


1. Download & SAVE these to desktop.

IE & Other Browsers using the Trident Rendering Engine.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

& then here, if U have any Gecko based browsers that does not have Flash embedded.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...


2. The installer will appear on the desk top. THE IMPORTANT BIT - Before agreeing to install Flash check these programmes are completely shut down (use the Task Manager if necessary to COMPLETELY EXIT these processes if running):
a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail.
d. All Adobe Products.
e. PSI - Unless using version 2

3. The new install will then remove all old files during the update process.

4. Complete a PSI rescan & all should be in order.
5. Delete the Flash installer(s) file(s) from the desktop.

If U want to double check Flash is working & the version installed click here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ If using IE9 ActiveX Filtering must be disabled via IE>Tools before testing

Update 8 14:03 12/11/2011




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Maurice Joyce RE: 2 instances of Adobe Flash
Handling Contributor 16th Nov, 2011 21:23
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Looks like U are all fixed up .I will lock this thread for U in a few hours time unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from update emails from Forum "tag on" posts & spammers.

You can of course lock your own threads yourself. Just click the ACCEPT button in the post of the helper who offered U the best solution/advice to solve your problem.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com

Hope U are keeping well.



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