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pricklycactus Adobe Flash Player Update
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I have tried for hours to update Adobe Flash Player and my IE browser keeps freezing on me. I also use Firefox and that seems to be OK. Any advice or help on how to get the Flash Player update?

Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Use the format I wrote here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/238...

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Member 1st Aug, 2009 22:19
How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
Due to recent enhancements to the Adobe Flash Player installers, you can now remove the player only by using the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller. To remove Flash Player, simply download and run the appropriate uninstaller for your system using the steps below.

1.Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
• Windows: uninstall_flash_player.exe (205 KB) (updated 7/30/09)

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

Read Note:
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rtrooney RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Running the update patch hasn't worked for me. Deleting both Adobe Flash Player and the Active-X control via Control Panel|Add Remove Programs, then running a clean install of Flash Player is the only thing that works for me.
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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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That didn't work for me. I could uninstall thru control panel add/remove but couldn't reinstall the new version,,,,,it just keeps freezing up on me. Any more advice? Thanks
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max55 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10x
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Hej jeg har et problem,jeg skal fjerne et program som hedder adobe Flash player 10x men den kommer på igen efter jeg har fjernet den den giver usikker versioner håber i kan hjælpe mig det det problem mvh johnny jensen.
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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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I'm also afraid to try that. I did d/l the uninstaller URL that you gave out but the way Adobe had been, I don't want to not be able to get the newer version. What do you think? Everytime I try to install the Flash Player, my browser freezes up.
Thanks
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pmd001 RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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I had a similar problem. The update would not install. I set my IE security to Medium and was then able to install the update. Now I will reset my IE security to my custom settings.
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taffy078 RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Last edited on 2nd Aug, 2009 12:32
I'm having the same problem, also with Shockwave. (Updating Air wasn't a problem.) Once the browser (IE8) freezes, I have to reboot. I removed both programs via Control Panel & also removed the registry entries.
Mine freezes when I click on the message at the top that "trying to instal Adobe DLM add-on. Click here if you trust the site."
I've just tried to download DLM as a stand-alone. The Adobe site explains what it's for and how good it is and then says the next step is to purchase it!

This happens nearly every time with Adobe. I'll try the solution posted early on, then I'll try lowering my security. I think that was the solution last time.
XP Home user

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taffy078 RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Last edited on 2nd Aug, 2009 09:34
:o(
none of these have worked - I'm fast becoming grumpy!!!

Two things come to mind now:

(1) switch off my security once I'm through to the Adobe site
(2) beer - nah,too early (08.33 here).

Is #1 a sensible thing to do please?

PS The warning message (about trying to download DLM) refers to "you" instead of "your". I may be nit-picking but if they can't even get that right . . . . .
PPS Do Adobe have a monopoly on such software?

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taffy078 RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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I googled and found posts that said it's all down to a registry issue.
My Lavasoft Registry Tuner found 130 problems and a free scan by RegCure found 1201!
I fixed the registry using Lavasoft but still no joy.
Most posts pointed to using the Adobe uninstal facility as the best solution but how can you use it when you've already uninstalled it.
As a non-technical guy, this is doing my head in!


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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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If U have uninstalled it then it will not show in PSI. What is the path to the insecurity?

o locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
ADVANCED interface:
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
* Click on the + sign of the programme to “expand’ it.
* Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file.


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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Last edited on 2nd Aug, 2009 21:05
I don't understand why secunia still says the Flash Player is insecure when I had it uninstalled.

I have finally uninstalled it thru the one thread by "YoKenny" that suggested doing it thru adobe itself and if you go to their page, adobe does say it does it own unstalling. Then I had to reboot and found another site to download Flash Player as the Adobe site still froze up my browser. Now secunia says Flash Player is insecure but only the "general plug-ins" so i just don't understand. I'm keeping it this way until, hopefully, adoble comes out with it's own updated version.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Pricklycactus
Flash does not uninstall itself nor should add/remove be used despite Adobe sticking an entry in there. That it what is causing all the grief.

If PSI is finding an insecure file then that file exists on your PC.

Just follow these simple guidelines & the problem is over.

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)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.


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

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?promoid=BUIGP

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

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

5. Go to add/remove & U will find Adobe have installed a Download Manager - Just remove it.


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chessplayer RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Last edited on 3rd Aug, 2009 01:33
on 2nd Aug, 2009 02:09, max55 wrote:
Hej jeg har et problem,jeg skal fjerne et program som hedder adobe Flash player 10x men den kommer på igen efter jeg har fjernet den den giver usikker versioner håber i kan hjælpe mig det det problem mvh johnny jensen.


When comparing patched programs (Flash looked OK there)and insecure programs (Flash was still insecure there), I suddenly saw that flash10c.ocx in the folder C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\ was not the only file of that kind. An older version, that had *not* been successfully removed during several installations and uninstallations, was there too. The old file was flash10b.ocx. That filed caused the insecure message. When deleting this "10b"-version manually, the Flash program was not "insecure" any more.
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mrgames2 RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Thank you! This solution works and saved me a lot of debugging and troubleshooting. You are the man!
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xjklt RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Use Adobe Flash uninstaller and then go to Adobe.com and get new Flash Player 10
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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Hello Maurice,

I have tried what you suggested and uninstalled flash player per adobe's flash uninstaller. But, when i go to adobe's website to download the newer flash, my brower freezes up or it says "not responding" and it takes me forever to get it closed.

I finally downloaded from a site called "hippo" and it said the newer version of adobe player but i still have secunia saying (even tho it's a little different) "Insecure Flash Player 10.x (General Plug-in)" which i don't understand what that means. I just don't know what to do anymore since i cannot get adobe's site to work for me.

Ann
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Ann,
U claim to be using IE8. Do U have any other browser installed? Firefox/chrome/Avant etc?

Once I get some idea I can help U further

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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Maurice,

I forgot to tell you i also have firefox browser installed, also. Could this be the plug-ins that secunia is referring to do you think?


Ann

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Yes - Firefox uses the General plug in - IE uses ActiveX that is why my post gave U two download links.

Edit:
Try this link for Firefox Flash.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...
If U still get an insecurity from PSI after install post the PATH to the insecurity

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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Maurice,

I don't mean to appear dumb, but that took me to a download for IE and not Firefox. This site is where i downloaded Flash Player for IE since the Adobe site keep freezing up on me. This is very frustrating to me. Any other ideas? Plus, i don't understand what you mean by the "path" when i run secunia again. I'm new using secunia so don't know all about it and i don't use the "advance" either, as i would most likely mess up my computer.


Ann

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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I have just tested the link I gave U - It very clearly says Flash Player 10.0.32.18 (Non IE) - that is what U want for Firefox.

EDIT.
There is no way by switching to advanced that U will mess up your PC - what U will most certainly find is more insecurities in that the database is much large.

Be bold - click the advanced button top right & rescan when U have updated Flash. If U find more problems but do not know how to use advanced to your advantage post back here & someone will help U.


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pricklycactus RE: Adobe Flash Player Update
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Hi Maurice,

Well, I rescanned w/PSI after I downloaded both those sites you gave me and now I have no security issues but my yahoo messenger program is goofed up. I just can't win.

Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.

Ann

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