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Zeke7 Flash Player ActiveX
Member 13th Apr, 2013 21:07
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The PSI scan no longer shows Flash Player ActiveX .

I use Avast! Free Anti-virus & the newest version has a Software Updater Monitor feature which shows an update available for this item (from v 11.6.602.180 to v 11.7.700.169).

Why is this item not shown in the PSI scan? I have no ignore rule set for this item.

Any help would be appreciated.

Zeke7

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Maurice Joyce RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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Have you completed a full PSI scan?

Adobe Flash is displaying correctly on the scan results page.

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Zeke7 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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I just ran another full scan and still no flash player showing.

The location of the Flash Player files on my computer are:
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash

Is this a possible reason why it is not showing up in the scan? As I said in my original post it used to show up as Adobe Flash Player but no longer does. I'm totally confused.

Thanks for your help.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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Which version of PSI are you using?

Does Adobe Flash not show at all or is it showing a vulnerability on the scan page?

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puget1 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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I was going to report this clich. It is probably going to happen, that with no oversight agency keeping track of all the" improvments" going on with apps and anti viruses& everything else. That eventually there going to start being an abundance of conflicts starting to happen. In "my" case once I saw that Avast was holding me out, I simply allowed Avast to give permission and then went to Secunia for the download . Everthing then went through fineand PSI shows the update in 2.0.0.4003. What I do now, in my miorning update retual, is check with Avast updater and then go through the rest of my updating. I use to be able to allow PSI to do it. The price for Avast updater $29.99 U.S..

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Zeke7 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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reply to Maurice's questions

I'm using psi.exe v2.0.0.4003

Flash Player is not showing up at all but it used to be shown in the scan both when it needed updating and when it was patched. I just don't understand why it disappeared.

My system info:
Windows Vista HP SP2 32 bit OS
Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.5 GHZ
4 GB RAM
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Maurice Joyce RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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As you can see from the post above it is something to do with Avast. Once you correct the Avast issue it will show again.

I do not use Avast so cannot tell you exactly what actions to take to rectify the problem.

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Zeke7 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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re reply from puget1

I use Avast Anti-virus Free. I don't understand your info about Avast holding you out, and you allowing Avast to give permission.
I need full info on exactly what you did with Avast to correct this situation. At present I do not understand how Avast is affecting Secunia PSI nor how I would get them to fix it.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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Gobbledegook to me as well. I will wait for him to reply before trying to help you further.



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puget1 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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Last edited on 16th Apr, 2013 02:12
Avast is working like a firewall. You need to open avast interface and by now rescan with the Avast updater. It should tell you that you are either up to date or not. If you, are not then update with Avast. Now go to PSI and go to the install solution and get it through PSI. upon doing the update> run a rescan and all should fall into place. If this does not work, check your add/remove and see if the flash icon is there. If not then it is a different problem and resolved on a different thread. Hope this helps
Little further: By going to the interface. go to settings (upper right hand corner) then Global Excusions and fill the requested info in. Hopefully, this will allow Secunia permission to go by Avast . I am in the middle of a O/S reinstall for complete system crash it was a very inopportune time for a new curve from Avast

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Zeke7 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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re puget1 04/15/13 reply

followed instructions with avast updater - got error, "update failed please manually update" next ran PSI, Flash Player still no show - re checking add/remove list, Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX is there - next looked at Avast Global Exclusions but don't want to exclude this from scanning & all shield protection so still nowhere

looks like I'll have to go to Adobe site to manually update

Appreciate your efforts to help

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puget1 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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This is the thread I was refering to as you can see there are numerous problems with getting Flash to install and now Avast is one more. http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/138...

I know what you mean about giving up AV ability to scan all entries into your system and I am debating the situation myself. I run two browsers I.E. and Firefox because of the security software in Firefox I often use I.E. for problems. If you are only using I.E. you should be o.k. by going to Adobe and downloading from there, but you will probably still have to run it by Avast. Let me know, eventually Avast will give you a notification that a critical update is needed for Flash. If this happens then proceed with the instructions I gave you as that is what happened in my case. Will probably need to go on a search for a new AV Luck

Just remembered, if you right click on your tray icon, you have choices as to how long to dis able Avast for. Avast shield control gives you these options and may assist in getting flash to update.

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wr RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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Hi all

I too use Avast! free on Win Vista HP 32 bit & didn't have any problems updating Adobe Flash Player.
Matter of fact Avast! Updater was first to inform me of the available update. I did however go directly
to Adobes website to download the update(s)-1 for ActiveX & 1 for NPAPI-IE & non IE browsers.
As a sidenote when installing AFP be sure to
close anything that uses AFP i.e. all browsers,
IncrediMail, any IM, PSI before v2.x, etc.,using the
Task Manager if necessary.

The problem of PSI was with detection, not installation.
This was caused by Adobe constantly changing the file name and/or location. Incidentally, I had no problem
with downloading & installing both versions of AFP
nor with PSI v.1.5.0.2 detecting them in Patched
or in Secure Browsing.

Hope this is of some help.

Regards, wr
PS Avast! free doesnot contain a firewall-it's
available for 19.99.





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puget1 RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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@wr

The referral to the second thread shows that Secunia officials are having problems and are aware of it. Hopefully this will give Zeke7 a good overview of what to expect. Do I understand you right that you are still using 1.5.0.2? I really enjoyed it except for poss. Overflow problems related to flash. I now have three updaters and all I really need is a way to find and correct internal files for deletion when they become vulnerabilities which 1.5.0.2. did. I also need a fast way of staying updated with WSUS which is why I use Secunia. I can't remember was 1.5.0.2 https? Atleast Adobe is trying to keep security tight .

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wr RE: Flash Player ActiveX
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@puget1

Yes you understand correct, I still use 1.5.0.2.
And for the very reason you gave, if it's in the
Secunia PSI database I can access all files.
This was especially helpful recently when I
encountered a problem with my wireless mouse.
I couldn't get the new program to download &
install-used PSI to find the file(s)-found the offending/
corrupt file that wasn't deleted by the vendors
installer/uninstaller-deleted-problem solved.

The only problem I've had with v1.xx is------.

To answer your question about https is- that's the
only way I know of connecting to Secunias servers
is to add that script found in the FAQ for Trusted
Sites for any 'flavor' of the PSI.

Take care & good to hear from you.

Regards, wr




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