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catwoman999 Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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I am new to Secunia, was recommended to use this at Avast! forum. But I am having REAL problems with the Flash player 10x update like loads of people!!!!!
I have followed the uninstall and re-install instructions supplied by forum user Maurice, but STILL Secunia finds a catagory 4 threat with flash player 10x?????
Also now, when I go into my System information, Internet settings, Cache,List of objects... under Program Files there is a damaged (status) program.... E2883E8F-472F-4FBO-9522 HTTP://platformdl.adobe.com/nos/getplu.......
Anybody have any ideas??? I am really worried that using Secunia and applying fixes is causing damage to my computers operating system. This 'damaged program' was not there previous to installing Secunia adobe fix.
Please help! I hope I am worrying over nothing.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Do not think it is PSI that has caused your problem. It is the dreaded Adobe.

See this post & try to remove Adobe download Manager.

Being as U are concerned use this thread for your reply. It looks to me like U are not removing Flash correctly & have installed the useless Adobe Download Manager.

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taffy078 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Hi. Lots of us are having problems trying to download the latest Flash Player 10 - see earlier posts. And we all have our fingerscrossed that some technical person will be able to help us!

But how did you get to the "damaged program file"? I have XP Home and there's no routelike the one you posted.

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taffy078 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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I think Maurice has his finger on the problem but, Maurice, has your link fallen off? I want to look at it too as I've wasted hours today on this nonsense.
SOS!
PS It's downloading the Download manager part when my browser freezes. Aaaarrrrggghhh.

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catwoman999 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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on 2nd Aug, 2009 19:09, taffy078 wrote:
Hi. Lots of us are having problems trying to download the latest Flash Player 10 - see earlier posts. And we all have our fingerscrossed that some technical person will be able to help us!

But how did you get to the "damaged program file"? I have XP Home and there's no routelike the one you posted.


Clicked on START
PROGRAMS
ACCESSORIES
SYSTEM TOOLS
SYSTEM INFORMATION
This brings up a page of info about your computer system, pick sub sections to the left...

SYSTEM SUMMARY
INTERNET SETTINGS
INTERNET EXPLORER
CACHE
LIST OF OBJECTS

This is where the damaged Program file is! Lists installed programs....
and that is where my damaged file is, after attempting Adobe update.


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catwoman999 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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on 2nd Aug, 2009 19:06, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Do not think it is PSI that has caused your problem. It is the dreaded Adobe.

See this post & try to remove Adobe download Manager.

Being as U are concerned use this thread for your reply. It looks to me like U are not removing Flash correctly & have installed the useless Adobe Download Manager.


I followed your instructions on another thread to the letter. And yes did notice the download manager in my programs, but also removed that. So now I STILL have cat 4 threat, AND a damaged Program file. I realise the fault lies with Adobe.... but if I hadn't installed Secunia I wouldn't have gotten into this mess lol.... Though I realise Secunia is great at detecting much needed updates, I really feel stressed with it all :(

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Taffy,
I hear U - I will prepare a detailed reply & get U on the right track. Could be a while because I will include other options from various other people in distress on the Forum.

Adobe are a wonderful organisation. Word is on the street that they are about to patent a Chocolate Heat Guard for a Weber BarBQ & a silver ashtray for the handlebars of a Harley-Davison motorbike - users beware!!

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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catwoman
It will be damaged because U have tried to tinker with it.( I have 12 damaged items where I have tinkered in the past - that is not your problem)

What path to the insecurity does PSI give U?

To 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

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catwoman999 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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on 2nd Aug, 2009 19:33, Maurice Joyce wrote:
catwoman
It will be damaged because U have tried to tinker with it.( I have 12 damaged items where I have tinkered in the past - that is not your problem)

What path to the insecurity does PSI give U?

To 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


Hi Maurice,

Thank you for your advise, it is appreciated! I didn't think I was tinkering, just following Secunia's instructions, then your link.

So, I gather there is nothing I can do to fix the damaged file???
And really i should be focusing on fixing the advanced Active x 10 security risk? I will look at Technical Details in Toolbox and post back! ps, I NEVER tinker with my system, thats why I am upset this has happended!

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catwoman999 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Hi again Maurice!

Did what you asked....

Version Detected
10.0.22.87

Installation Path
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10b.ocx

Thank you again for your input, to a newbie Secunia user!

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taffy078 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Thanks Maurice. Living in Salisbury, all this must be "plain" sailing to you!
Sorry everybody - this is a pathetic joke which can only be understood if you know about Salisbury = Stonehenge.

Sorry Maurice - just trying to cheer myself up after 13 hours of a day off cursing Adobe. (And they even have a spelling mistake on their warning - "you" instead of "your".)

By the way, the chocolate heat guard sounds interesting! ;0 )

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taffy078 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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I've just followed Catwoman's directions. I now know I'm way out of my depth:
I have a damaged file (not picked up by Secunia)"http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/crlupdate/en/c...
There are three "not available" program files that relate to Adobe programs but they're all for Macromedia, presumably the old site?

Maurice - you are my only hope now!!! ;0)

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taffy078 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Oh dear.I may have upset my PC with all my sarcasm above. I thought I'd have one last attempt to download Flash Player and got this:
**************************************
IEXPLORE.EXE - Application Error.

The instruction at "0x09c10068" referneced memory at "0x09c10068". The memory could not be "written".
'OK' to terminate
'Cancel' to debug.
**************************************

Back in a few days (if the PC allows me on).

Thanks for your help so far.

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catwoman999 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Good news and bad news!!!
I have finally got rid of Flash Player cat 4 security threat (yee haa).
I have 'No' Advanced security risks anymore. Ran Flash uninstaller AGAIN and re-installed Flash, this time it worked, previously I kept my o2 connection manager open, but this time closed that also, and it worked!!!!
Bad news, damaged adobe file still in System Cache!
And I guess from what you said Maurice, that is something I will just have to life with now!
Hi Taffy, he I think said not to worry about damaged files, as caused by tinkering (he has 12), and just concentrate on security issues in Secunia (think I have got that right, Maurice correct me if I am wrong!!!!)

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ddmarshall RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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I had the same problem after updating to Flash Player 10.0.32.18. The Adobe installer left the old version 10.0.22.87 behind. I downloaded and ran the uninstaller from the Adobe website (don't know why I didn't do this in the first place - misplaced optimism). There appears to be a new version of the uninstaller. Then I did the installation again. That fixed it.

Flash Player 10.0.32.18 is Flash10c.ocx. I guess you could just delete Flash10b, but I didn't want to risk it.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Catwoman
100% - U are reading information not actuals. U are secure now & U will not get any grief until the dreaded Flash goes insecure again!!!

Edit: Whoops - sorry may have used the wrong word for U - if I uninstall a programme via add /remove I call that tinkering - I better find a more suitable word!!!

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catwoman999 RE: Secunia update has caused a damaged Program file in Windows XP SP3 Cache
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Hi Maurice,

Yeah, I will think twice about add/remove programs in future, when instructed to do so lol (the proper uninstaller works best)... As I am usually very careful with my system, and NEVER tinker lol... Lesson learnt... And yeah makes me worried that Adobe is not a great thing to have, but neccessary to get the best out of the web.
The price we pay to keep our systems safe eh?

Thank you for all your help! And yeah, I am safe until the next time.. YIKES!!!! Lets hope its a while until the next 'Adobe gobe' update lol.

Ciao!

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