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Forum Thread: Shockwave Player

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Adobe Systems
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Adobe Shockwave Player 10.x

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Nikilet Shockwave Player
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On my laptop running XP, I was going to download a game from Shockwave. It was one of those games where you can play right online also and as soon as the game page came up it started installing Shockwave Player 10 x.

I have the correct, updated Shockwave Player 11.6.3.633. But now I also have an end-of-life entry for Shockwave Player 10.4.1.35.
C/Windows/System32/Macromed/Shockwave 10/Swinit.exe 10.4.1.35

So how do I get rid of this extra? Do I just go to the location and remove it?

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taffy078 RE: Shockwave Player
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Last edited on 22nd Nov, 2011 08:23
Hello, Nikilet.

For what it's worth - as I see it, if you remove Shockwave Player 10 you won't be able to play the game. But if you leave it, it's end-of-life and so there's the possibility (proabability?) that over time your PC will be at risk.

You have to weigh up the alternatives. If it were me, I'd remove v10 and then contact the host site to tell them that they need to get their act up-to-date!

edit: typo

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mogs RE: Shockwave Player
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@Nikilet

Surely a reputable site would have asked before installing ? And the latest version ?
Should'nt the version you already had have been detected/triggered into action ?
Are you using more than one browser ?
Were you using your default browser at the time ?
I only ever use mine in conjunction with sites like Sky or the BBC.....so it might be enlightening.

I think I'd remove it like a shot !!

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taffy078 RE: Shockwave Player
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PS . . . . . and if you have problems uninstalling it, as others have had, take a look here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/117...

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Nikilet RE: Shockwave Player
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After this happened, I never downloaded and installed the game. I went to the game page so I could read some of the reviews to help me determine if I wanted to download this game. There was a box at the top of the page which is always there if you are able to play the game online.

I probably would have, but at this point I had not even clicked on it. I was scrolling to the bottom to read reviews when this bar started running, stating that Shockwave was being installed. I knew that meant an older version was being installed so then I did not even go ahead and download the game.

I plan to write to customer service at Shockwave and give them a small piece of my mind because this has happened before.

Maurice from this forum helped me with it in the past and I don't remember for sure now what he told me to do -- if this Shockwave file can just be removed, or if it has to be renamed. I don't want to uninstall because if I do that it will uninstall all instances of Shockwave.

This Shockwave 10 does not appear in Add/Remove so I'm assuming it would be safe to just remove it. If anyone reading knows differently, please advise.
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Nikilet RE: Shockwave Player
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mogs: I have both Firefox 8 and IE9. Firefox 8 is my default browser and that is the one I was using.
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taffy078 RE: Shockwave Player
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Hi Nikilet.

It was Maurice who provided the advice in the link I posted earlier.

In it, he wrote:

"U clearly know where the file is that Secunia has found. Just right click & delete it.

Run a full PSI scan & all will be in order."

So just go to Scan results, click on the + sign as Maurice says!



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Nikilet RE: Shockwave Player
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I followed Maurice's advice and did a scan. All appears to be well.
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