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SilverCat Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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PSI tells me I have a category 4 threat with topic program, and a solution is offered (by the vendor?).

However, when I attempt to run the solution, it ends up telling me that it can't write: Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll. I end up aborting the "fix." If I click "ignore," the category threat does not go away, even after a re-scan.

Can anyone help?

MaritimeRider RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Last edited on 18th Jul, 2009 05:35
Hi Silvercat. Not sure if you are downloading from the adobe site or secunia.If the later, go to adobe site>downloads>Adobe flash player10 and try from there. If you still are having problems, on the same page to the right there is a site for help/support-here you will see download problems and solutions. Hope this helps.
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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I downloaded the solution from Secunia. I will go to the Adobe website and give it a try.

Thanks for your help.

SilverCat
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MaritimeRider RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Great. Let me know how you make out.I am signing off soon but I will check back if not tonight, in the a.m.
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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I will definitely let you know how I do with the Adobe website.

SilverCat
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Maritime Reader:

I went to the Adobe website. As I investigated the site, I realized that the "solution" was attempting to save "install_flash_player.exe" and open "windows\system32\macromed\flash\NPSWF32.dll" in order to write [b]to[b] it. It apparently could not find the file. When I did a site search for "macromed\flash, etc.," I was referred to a "Technical Paper" that was devoted to Flash Player versions [b]8 and 9[b]. I have version [b]10.0.22.87[b]. There was no mention of version 10 in the paper.

I am flummoxed. Any other ideas?

SilverCat
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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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 ocx 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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MaritimeRider RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Maurice has come thru again.
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hi Maurice,

Later today, I will follow your instructions and let you know the results.

Thanks so much for your help.

SilverCat
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hi Maritime Rider,

You gentlemen are awesome! Watch for my next post and have a great day.

SilverCat
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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on 18th Jul, 2009 17:38, SilverCat wrote:
Hi Maurice,

Later today, I will follow your instructions and let you know the results.

Thanks so much for your help.

SilverCat



MY SECUNIA SYSTEM SCORE IS NOW 100% AFTER FOLLOWING MAURICE'S INSTRUCTIONS.

THANK YOU, MAURICE, AND MARITIME, TOO, FOR HIS INPUT.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Pleased it all worked out OK for U.

If U get bored over the weekend U may wish to check your Flash security settings.

Go to this site:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

A little box will appear on the top right corner of this page. This is YOUR current settings.

U need to check each tab & read what it does before altering it to your liking.
DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED TO MAKE ALTERATIONS TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS - for example there is an element about webcams - deny all access if U do not have one - just read the instructions for each tab before making a change.

As a point of interest Flash appears to alter these settings after each update so worth keeping the detail for the future.

Hope this is helpful.

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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hi Maurice,

Uh, oh. Problem. I clicked on the Flash Player settings website you sent, but it is not recognizing that I have installed Flash Player, even though it is showing up as installed on my Control Panel. In other words, the actual settings box did not show up, only a comprehensive explanation of what the settings do.

Also, a website I use that needs Flash Player is telling me that I need to install Adobe Flash Player. I think I will uninstall AFP and reinstall using you original instructions. Perhaps I did something wrong the first time around. Is this how you would proceed?

SilverCat
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Yup I would do that - Is Flash showing as patched in PSI - it should be.

I do not use any other browser so not sure if the non IE version shows as well

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wr RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Maurice,
FYI the settings box for AFP does show in FF v.3.5.1-I just checked to be sure.

Regards, wr

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MaritimeRider RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Glad we could help.Enjoy your weekend at least what is left of it.
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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hi Maurice,

All is well. PSI is at 100% and all applications that require AFP are running properly.

Many thanks.

SilverCat
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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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A minor point , which Maurice may shed more light on , but my settings at the link below for Flash I leave at default & I have CCleaner set under "applications" -> "multimedia" to clean "Adobe Flash Player". This cleans out any of AFP's equivalent to "cookies" . This suits me , but I don't know if CC (or any other cleaner one migt use) would affect any special settings that might/may be made .

Quote=
"If U get bored over the weekend U may wish to check your Flash security settings.

Go to this site:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en..."
=Unquote.


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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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on 20th Jul, 2009 15:39, Anthony Wells wrote:
A minor point , which Maurice may shed more light on , but my settings at the link below for Flash I leave at default & I have CCleaner set under "applications" -> "multimedia" to clean "Adobe Flash Player". This cleans out any of AFP's equivalent to "cookies" . This suits me , but I don't know if CC (or any other cleaner one migt use) would affect any special settings that might/may be made .

Quote=
"If U get bored over the weekend U may wish to check your Flash security settings.

Go to this site:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en..."
=Unquote.



Hi Anthony,

Coincidentally, I've recently begun using CC and have only scanned once.

Unfortunately, I am a novice and need more detailed steps, e.g., which tab in AFP settings should I open, etc. to carry out your tip? And are you also referring to a window in CC settings? I didn't want to run CC, so I was hesitant to open.

We novices must seem clueless, but we appreciate the assistance.

SilverCat

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hello Silvercat ,

The situation arises because Adobe Flash Player (AFP) uses "cookie" like things which are not cleaned up by , for example , your browser when it cleans your other cookies you nave collected surfing .

Some people want to get rid of all "cookies" at the end of the day , others keep some or all to facilitate returning to a favourite/trusted website.

If you open CCleaner (CC) , on the left is a box with a brush sign (above 3 others) to the right is a window . The column on the left side of the window has 2 "tabs" at the top - one is "windows" & next to it "applications" ; if you click on this the "menu" underneath shows different sections & the software you have loaded which CC will clean when set (tick the box). One section is headed "Multimedia" where you shoild find "Adobe Flash Player".

When you open CC nothing starts until you click "analyze" & no cleaning happens until you click "run cleaner" . The "default" settings of CC are also fairly gentle .

If you go to the AFP site in the link Maurice gave , you can set your own "security" settings for AFP and remove or allow the AFP "cookie equivalent" as you wish.
In my own case , I leave the AFP settings as they are automatically set :ie: "default" setting . I prefer (paranoia) not to have cookies nor AFP equivalent , so I set CC to clean up . As I am very non-techie this is a fairly basic set up & simple enough for me .

What I don't know - & hopefully Maurice does - is whether CC will affect any special settings that may be configured at the AFP website ; really just to let users know of possible conflict .

Not sure whether this is clear enough . Quite happy to answer basic questions , if I can , so don't hesitate to ask - plenty of others will also help.

Take care
Anthony

PS: excuse the late editing - got called away mid way through.

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SilverCat RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hi Anthony,

Thanks for your response. I plan to tackle this later this evening. I'll let you know the result.

Blessings,
Brenda
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MaritimeRider RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)
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Hi again Brenda; wr>Anthony gave you an excellent reply. As for settings, I cannot see any negative impact to AFP. If too stringent with security settings, you could possibly block the program from passing thru your firewall. That can be easily reversed. Leaving the setting in default mode as Tony suggested is a good choice for you to start with. With time and usage, your confidence will increase as well as your abilities. Users are very willing to help. Have a good summer and safe surfing.
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