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hollyhocksdundee Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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I removed Macromedia Flash Player 7 and updgraded to the Flash Player 10 version. However, Flash Player 7 is still showing in the list of end-of- life programs to be fixed. I rescanned, rebooted, (a few times) and it still shows up there. It doesn't show up in the folders on my computer...only the Flash Version 10 is on my computer. How do I remove it?

Leendert Kip RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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[quote=t1650]I removed Macromedia Flash Player 7 and updgraded to the Flash Player 10 version.quote]

Long time ago I discovered that Macromedia has been taken over by Adobe
and that Flash Player is now developed and distrubuted by Adobe. What you see are files from the Macromedia past still on your pc. They are useless and can be removed. Click on 'end of life' programs and then you should see the Macromedia contents with a + before the text. Click on +, + becomes - and there you should see the installation path. Via this path it should be possible to delete these obsolete program parts.



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hollyhocksdundee RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Thank You. I found the file. Do I just right click on the icon and delete it or does it have to be uninstalled somehow?
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Leendert Kip Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Last edited on 3rd Apr, 2009 15:57
Just delete it. Because the software is no longer on your pc, an unin-
staller cannot work. Good luck!


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hollyhocksdundee RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Great! I deleted it. Then it was still showing, so I rescanned and it is gone now! Thanks for your help! :)
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hollyhocksdundee RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Oh shoot! It is back and now when I try to delete it, my computer won't let me for some reason. This is very frustrating. I like the Secunia program, but if it is going to be such a hassle, I may just delete it.
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Leendert Kip Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Last edited on 3rd Apr, 2009 18:41
on 3rd Apr, 2009 17:57, hollyhocksdundee wrote:
Oh shoot! It is back


Do you mean that the Macromedia software part(s) which you deleted ear- lier are in yhe same installation path again? I am sure that happened not when I deleted it some time ago. I have no idea why. As you look into the path, what dou you see at the end? An exe file or something else? Tell me what it is. I suggest: restart system, delete again, re- start sysem and see what happens. But no guarantees. I guess the first restart can solve the problem that your computer may 'hang' on that file for some reason.



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hollyhocksdundee RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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It is a .DLL file extension. Let me know what you suggest.
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Leendert Kip Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Last edited on 3rd Apr, 2009 18:46
on 3rd Apr, 2009 18:36, hollyhocksdundee wrote:
It is a .DLL file extension.


It's not an active exe file, so there's no problem. Look at my update
from 18.08 and try that. I'm closing down now. If any other questions arise, please let met now. I take a look tomorrow morning.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Why not do it the Adobe recommended way?

To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?ext...

2. Reboot to clear out any left over files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? (The overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

3A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...


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Kurosh RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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on 3rd Apr, 2009 15:36, hollyhocksdundee wrote:
Thank You. I found the file. Do I just right click on the icon and delete it or does it have to be uninstalled somehow?


If Maurice's suggestion doesn't work (which it should), please post the path to the "insecure" version that your PSI found. That will help us guide you towards resolution.

Best Wishes,
Kurosh
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jrheintz28 RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Maurice:

I have followed this thread through to your suggestion on removing flash player to Adobe way!

I only succeeded in removing the Adobe flash player 10X from the control
panel and never touched the macromedia flash players #4 and #7 which are the items I would like to remove from the Secunia scans!

I have run the uninstaller twice without removing any of the Macromedia flash player #4 and #7 from the c: drive.

Can the removals be made manually? from the c;i386 folder?

Thank you for your help.

John
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thedillpickl RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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You will have to shut off PSI and anything else using Flashplayer before you run the uninstaller. It will not remove a file if another program is using it. Then you can make sure there is nothing in the Flashplayer folder.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Last edited on 30th Aug, 2009 10:03
John

The i386 folder is a backup/reinstalll folder. Just create an ignore rule for the folder & U will be perfectly safe.

Creating an IGNORE RULE

Click on the SETTINGS tab>scroll to the bottom & click on CREATE IGNORE RULE

In the RULE NAME BOX insert something like MY BACKUP DRIVE

In the RULE BOX TYPE C\:i386

Click SAVE IGNORE RULE>CLOSE

The drive will continue to be scanned by default but the result will not be published.


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jrheintz RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Fred;

Thank you for your comments!

Yes, I did follow the suggestions of the DOWLD site and closed all
unrelated web pages to the dowld of activating the removal.

This was not successful!

So, am wondering what steps need be taken now?

John
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jrheintz RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Maurice;

Well I took the excursion route!

Have reviewed (all) your instructions and found the ignore rule somewhat in error! I corrected the entry C:\i386 and whohawa, it corrected all the insecure item in Secunia! with the excetion of ONE.

The MS office power point viewer 2003 Ver 11.0.5703.0 still appears.
I have attempted MS download security, but this item not listed.
Because this is a Dell laptop, Win xp I am wondering if their is a third party web site that has the patch??

I want to thank you very much for all the effort and communications you and Fred have provided me with the Secunia file monitoring.
I appreciate your patience, to a novice, it is a pleasure working such an stute individual as you.

If you have a suggestion for the MS office problem it will be appreciated, if not, I can live with one item in the insecure area.

John
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Maurice Joyce RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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John,
I am assuming U have the standalone 2003 Powerpoint viewer installed?

This is shortly to be retired by Microsoft so I would:

Uninstall the viewer via Control Panel>Add/Remove.

Rerun a scan to check PSI is happy.

Install PowerPoint Viewer 2007. I have copied the details from another post for U.

1. Download and install PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (25.8 MB) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...
2. Download and install PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) (26.0 MB) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...
3. Download and install Security Update for PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (KB970059) (2.2 MB) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?fa...

The method described above is easy to follow and no manipulation of the files is needed. Just download and install in the order specified above to remove the vulnerability.



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jrheintz RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Maurice;

Thank you for your Power Point sugestion. However I'm unable to the accomplish the task!.

Power Point viewer is not listed with the generic name!
The only reference is to a Media Direct, 64.76 MB. Clicking on the (for support info) we find Pub. Dell Ver 4.7. There isn't another refer to MS Off Power Point viewer, 2003.

So, perhaps the item is a third party viewer with a diff ver# 4.7 by Dell.

Because of this discripency I hesitate to proceed due to the lack of idenity!
Perhaps you might have a point of clarity?

John

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thedillpickl RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Hi John;

Here is what I posted on the thread "Patching" by 2edwardwb:

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1) Go to Microsoft Downloads at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?di...

2) Then download PP Viewer SP1 at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?di...

3) Then go to Microsoft Updates or Office Updates and check for updates (I had three).

4) In PSI look at the listing for PP Viewer 2003 (not 2007) in the Insecure tab. Click on the little folder on the right under the word direct. Be sure to make a Restore Point, then check the version number of the .exe in that folder. It should be the same as PSI reports as insecure for PP Viewer 2003. If it is delete the entire folder. I know it says Power Point, but there should be a new folder under the folder "Microsoft Office" that reads "Office 12" or something similar. If you check, that .exe should start PP Viewer 2007.

That should do it, worked for me anyhow. Microsoft dosn't want you to know there's an update for PP Viewer 2003 so they won't tell you about it. You have to go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx yourself and look for it. On the other hand, it's kind of nice to look around while your there because they have other free software that may come in handy.
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I was trying to help 2edwardwb out and opened my own can of worms. I'm on dial-up and it took most of the night to get these downloads. Stuff like this gets me into the "Oh yeah, I'll show you!" mode of operation. I got to bed about 3am.

Anyhow, as you see, the PP Viewer 2003 can't simply be uninstalled or removed. It can be deleated though. Hope my nocturnal fit can benifit your situation.


regards;

Fred


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Maurice; Thank you for remebering about back up files. I don't keep live back ups on my machines and I forget. I prefer DVD's. You're knowledge is always ahead of me in these matters, just in this case I was up all night trying to kill PPV 2003. Sweet success, and before the sun came up!

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jrheintz RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Fred;

I must apoligize but, I was unable to to accomplish the modifications you suggested do to:

Accessing the MS site, although referenced PP viewer 2003 ahd no mention of SP1 for a Dowld?
The KB 949074 downloded would not install, (ststed expected version onfound on system)
In the KB the reference to file was Osecomca, ver 11.0.8238.0, issue 11.11.2008

So I didn't proceed further.

The file MS officce PPViewer is not on the Control Panel.

I could not find any MS updates or office updates on the web site.
you mentioned three, any kb numbers?

John
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Maurice Joyce RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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John,
Silly me. Media Direct has got a PowerPoint viewer in it & Dell have fixed it.

I will try to find the details but I know there are 2 updates in all to complete the task

Edit.
Found the thread - may be of some use just to prove it can be fixed.

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/131...

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jrheintz RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Maurice;

I accessed the suggested URL and found an over abundance of various levels of computer geeks, some more confused than I.

I tried a few of the item some found benificial, but, for one reason or another, no results. One suggested renaming the file to pptview.old, This didn't accomplish what the indiviudal stated.

So, I'm concluding this is something we might have to live with!
What do you think?

Thank you for the help

John
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Maurice Joyce RE: Removing Macromedia Flash Player 7
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Last edited on 1st Sep, 2009 10:23
John,
Keep this thread open - I will try to find the update links for U.

I have a friend with a Dell who is about to receive a housecall!!

Edit: Rang my friend to save a lengthy drive. Appears he went to this site & found the initial download

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.as...~ck=mn

Once installed he found the second download within the programme.

If no joy I would ask Dell support for the link. There are various versions of Media Direct which they should help U with.

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