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Forum Thread: Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0

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MattS1984 Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0
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Hi there was an earlier thread with the exact same topic reporting that after updating to Adobe Reader 11, Secunia is picking up on NPSWF32.dll in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader which is not the current version. Secunia reports this as a Zombie Installation but it is finding it nonetheless.

The other thread was marked as resolved even though the solution was not directly regarding this issue. Can I:

A. manually copy the current file (NPSWF32_11_4_402_287.dll) to the Reader directory and remove the old one. If so, do I need to rename the copied file without the version number?

B. just delete the reader copy of flash. Since it's a zombie installation I was wondering if they didn't just install it in case you don't have flash independently installed. Will deleting the Reader copy affect normal Reader use?

C. Secunia exclude this result from scans?

D. Something I didn't think of?

I am using PSI v. 2.0.0.4003

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Leendert Kip Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0
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After reading your post I ckecked and found the same. Ran a full scan, no change. I'll do nothing before someone more experienced tells us what to do.

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MattS1984 RE: Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0
Member 19th Oct, 2012 16:37
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I now realize this should probably be in the "Programs" forum. I didn't see it at first and thought it should go under PSI because PSI is the product I'm using. Thats a little confusing.

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Leendert Kip Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0
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I think you are in the right forum. The problem is not in Adobe Reader of Flash but in PSI because PSI for some reason doesn't recognise Reader and/or Flash.

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ddmarshall RE: Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0
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Don't mess with the copy of Flash Player in the Adobe Reader files.

Adobe don't keep the copy in Adobe Reader synchronised unless the Flash Player issue is exploitable inside Adobe Reader. The design since Adobe Reader X makes this unlikely.

PSI normally ignores this location. I imagine this is just a question of the detection rules needing to be updated for Adobe Reader XI.

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Leendert Kip Adobe Reader listed as second Flash Player (NPAPI) v2.0
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Hi D. D. Marshall, thanks for this info. I don't change anything and hope that support changes the detection rules next week.

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