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Joyce Goldstein adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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I installed the recommended download and was notified that it had successfully installed . A message also stated that a patch had been successfully installed and yet psi indicated that there was still a threat even after rebooting the computer. please advise.

brian 2 RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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I have the same problem. The `threat` remains after trying to remove - but unable to do so -the suggested file FlashUtil10b.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Maurice Joyce RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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U have not described how U have updated it.

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? They must be cleared before proceeding.(The PSI 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://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

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...

5. Go to add/remove & double check Adobe have not installed the useless Adobe Download Manager - if U see an entry remove it.




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Cece.it RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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if i remember well , before installing is writed to delete old installations whit uninstall_flash_player.exe .. restart pc .. and install new version of flashplayer ..

uninstaller
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/c...

restart

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


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Cece.it RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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Last edited on 4th Aug, 2009 22:15
on 4th Aug, 2009 22:05, Maurice Joyce wrote:

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

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

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...



is the worst unsecure thing to download links from filemanagers ..

use ..

Internet Explorer version
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...
and
Firefox/Netscape version
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/c...

are better

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Maurice Joyce RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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Stop talking rubbish. FileHippo,Tucow & CNet are well respected updaters.

They are certainly superior to Adobe who insist U install a totally useless download manager that installs into the start up menu.

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Cece.it RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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on 4th Aug, 2009 22:18, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Stop talking rubbish. FileHippo,Tucow & CNet are well respected updaters.

They are certainly superior to Adobe who insist U install a totally useless download manager that installs into the start up menu.


yeah adobe sucks becouse if you use internet explorer dont let you direct download ie installer whitout DLM & getplusplus thing .. but if you search download links whit firefox you find the direct download link.

Filehippo is good , but it rehost files , and so the version you download from direct link can not be the lastest ( if a forum user reads this discussion in the future ) .. at least adobe/macromedia links are always updated.
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Maurice Joyce RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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What silly nonsense. Are U suggesting I & the many other helpers on this Forum post download links for people requiring help to use that are not up to date?

We do our homework & give best possible up to date advice which includes all those that enjoy all browsers not just a personal choice of Firefox.

Rather than throwing "Red Herrings" into peoples problems why not come up with something better than a link that installs a useless DLM from Adobe, that in your own words "sucks" as a Company.



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Anthony Wells RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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Last edited on 4th Aug, 2009 23:40

Hello Maurice & Ceci.it ,

"Reliable" mirror/alternative download sites are normally as up to date as anyone ; however I think that Ceci.it makes a point of interest in that - by choice/habit - I use Firefox , almost all the time , to download any installers usually to , again by specific choice , Programme Files. I do this for Adobe Flash ActiveX & General Plugin installers from the Adobe website (usually). I have never been bothered with/offered or had surreptitiously downloaded neither the dreaded Adobe Download Manager nor this getplus thingy. I do have Adobe Updater 6 which allows me to check for any Adobe product update manually .

Maybe worth knowing how/why the bloatware gets packaged when using IE to download the installers. As many of the recent problems seem to centre on the ActiveX installation , is it better or worse with the DLM ??

Anthony.

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Maurice Joyce RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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With respect,the original exam question is how to fix Flash.

My solution covers that for all browsers.

The merits of this or that are irrelevant to the thread as are suggestions that helpers may be giving out incorrect download links.



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Anthony Wells RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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Hello Maurice ,

With equal respect , your solution refers to the DLM as being useless , hence my question to you !!

Anthony






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DennisSheila RE: adobe flash player.x (general plug in)
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I followed your suggestions and it worked just fine. Thanks.
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