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Akamai
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Akamai Download Manager ActiveX Control 2.x

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Rover71 Insecure Program
Member 31st May, 2009 04:04
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Cannot get Akamai Download manager update to work.

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wr RE: Insecure Program
Contributor 31st May, 2009 05:21
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Don't know if this helps or not-Akami Technologies is aware of insecurities in v.2.2.3.5 & earlier of their download manager. Check out the enclosed link for further info. They also provide a link there to download the necessary fix. Good luck.

http://www.akamai.com/html/support/security.html

wr

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Rover71 RE: Insecure Program
Member 31st May, 2009 15:47
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Thanks for the reply--did the uninstal, had Ver.2.2.1.6, but still can't install upgrade, Windows says insecure program. I'll give it a little time, might fix itself.

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MaritimeRider RE: Insecure Program
Member 31st May, 2009 18:23
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It is possible that your firewall is blocking the download. If you permit access for that program first,then try download, it should work for you.
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MaritimeRider RE: Insecure Program
Member 31st May, 2009 18:25
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Hi wr. Didn't see your reply until I posted.
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wr RE: Insecure Program
Contributor 31st May, 2009 20:17
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No problem, I didn't think of the firewall maybe blocking the download-could also be some other plug-in or add on. Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Regards, wr

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MaritimeRider RE: Insecure Program
Member 31st May, 2009 23:57
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Yes wr I am. Now evening and record high temp. is still 17 C.
Bon nuit.
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Rover71 RE: Insecure Program
Member 1st Jun, 2009 03:28
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Thanks wr & others. I just tried the http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/tools/upgrade.html site again, Windows seems to be blocking it. I tried to add it to security exceptions, but our level says it has to be https ? Didn't think I should lower security settings. This doesn't seem to be a big item anyway. Thanks for ideas------Harv

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MaritimeRider RE: Insecure Program
Member 1st Jun, 2009 05:20
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Hi Harv: What windows is referring to when they mention http's is only the way you enter your trusted sites address.
Go to tools>internet options>security>sites>trusted sites. In the small window you type in the internet address with HTTPs at the beginning.You must add the s letter before it is recognized. Not a big deal to fix.
At least now you have the info if the problem should arise again or if you change your mind and decide to add the program.Your level of security will remain the same.
Take care
maritimerider.
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Infolady RE: Insecure Program
Member 12th Jun, 2009 18:07
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When I try to fix this program by clicking on the "Download Solution" button, I am taken to http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/tools_files/Readme.txt which says:

Congratulations!

If you downloaded this file through the Akamai DLM using the following link
http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/tools/upgrade.html
then you have successfully updated to the latest version of the Akamai Download Manager.

So, I am unable to fix it .... any thoughts?
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basketfan RE: Insecure Program
Member 14th Jun, 2009 13:09
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Still can't update. Allowed thru firewall and accepted to download. Still nothing. I'm tired of trying to solve. If this company can't fix their problems in short order, I don't want it in my computer. So, I went to Add/Remove and can't find it! What is it hiding under!
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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Program
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Removing ActiveX

Below are two solutions I have copied from the Forum that do work.

Windows XP

launch command prompt from accessories in the programs list
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir d*
press enter
find the correct file in the list
type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter

Vista
Open Start/Search
type "Command Prompt" into the search window
A Command Prompt icon will display
Right click on it
select "Run as administrator"
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list (mine was named as shown)
type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter




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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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boobby RE: Insecure Program
Member 27th Jun, 2009 13:01
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Last edited on 27th Jun, 2009 13:03
I have exactly the same problem and cannot get the update to work or if it is working then it is still indicated as being insecure
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SvenskaLee RE: Insecure Program
Member 8th Jul, 2009 03:58
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Last edited on 8th Jul, 2009 04:00
The XP solution posted by Maurice Joyce worked for me. Thank you!
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stros29 RE: Insecure Program
Member 8th Jul, 2009 17:02
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Maurice Joyce, thank you for the advice on fixing the Akamai Program. Secunia now tells me that all is OK "Mudville," the mighty error has been struck out.
We'll know for sure when I turn the computer off and then restart it tomorrow.
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britt.gibson2 RE: Insecure Program
Member 25th Jul, 2009 16:28
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I am having difficulty applying the instructions. When I attempt to delete the offending files I get an "access denied" message. Any suggestions?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Program
Handling Contributor 25th Jul, 2009 16:54
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Reboot - straight after the reboot try this:
Finding & Removing ActiveX

Windows XP

launch command prompt from accessories in the programs list
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list
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type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter

Vista
Open Start/Search
type "Command Prompt" into the search window
A Command Prompt icon will display
Right click on it
select "Run as administrator"
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list
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type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter




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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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boobby RE: Insecure Program
Member 25th Jul, 2009 18:01
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Last edited on 25th Jul, 2009 18:04
All you really need to do is remove the older download manager (your new manager is probably installed)

Read this from an earlier post

http://www.akamai.com/html/support/security.html

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