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oleelse Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

seamac37 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Can't help you Ole, but if it is any comfort, I have had the same problem for a few weeks now. Somebody please help us.
Séamus
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pfo RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Same problem for a week, worked day one but overwiew tells to install flash for browser
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DNEVS RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I have had the same problem for 2 days and don't know what to do. Is there anyone who can help us solve the problem, which seems to be general?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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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? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(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://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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flemming chr. nielsen RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I still have precisely the same problem. I am ready to remove the Secunia programme. Apparently it doesn't work as it should.
Flemming
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Being unable to update Adobe has got nothing to do with Secunia.

If U used my post above to clear up the Flash insecurity at what point did U encounter a problem?

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FigN64 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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It looks like PSI locks the Flash OCX not allowing you to update. Shutdown PSI. Use Adobe Flash Uninstall and then Add/Remove. Delete flash from c:\windows\system32\macromedia. Install Flash and then start PSI and rescan.
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RonaldD RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I had the same problem as everybody. When you run the flash uninstaller you must close all programs to do this you should save the uninstaller to the desktop close all programs and run the uninstaller from there then download the latest version
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Peterlg RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thanks Maurice, that got me sorted - you're a star mate :-)
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figenblad RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I am in the same position and are told by Secunia that Adobe Flash Player is a risk. I have downloaded as far as I know the latest version "10.0.32.18. Could I please be given some help. In advance I thank you very much
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figenblad RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I am in the same position and are told by Secunia that Adobe Flash Player is a risk. I have downloaded as far as I know the latest version "10.0.32.18. Could I please be given some help. In advance I thank you very much
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figenblad RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 15:36, oleelse wrote:
7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

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jarrodcc RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I had removed adobe and the scan was still showing versions 9 and 10 Active X as level 4 threats. Maurice's uninstall link worked swimmingly to correct this. I did not however reinstall adobe 10 Active X. I went with the adobe plugin for Firefox and downloaded Foxit Reader to help take up the slack. So far it has met my needs, but we'll see. Good-Luck.
JCC
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Mcd73165 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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The way I resolved this problem in the past was to uninstall Flash Player and then search for any leftover folders and delete them and then reinstall Flash Player for Internet Explorer and for Firefox (if you use Firefox). I didn't have to reboot after the uninstall but it certainly wouldn't hurt to do so. I rebooted after I reinstalled Flash. Hope this helps.
Mark
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LeonardRM RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I am having the same problem. I have tried to download with Firewall on and off as well all to no avail.
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LeonardRM RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I found the following when I went to the site recommended by on of the members. Hope it helps everyone who is having a problem with Adobe. There are two different downloads one for IE and one for the other explorers like Firefox etc.

How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
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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.

Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
Windows: uninstall_flash_player.exe (205 KB) (updated 7/30/09)
Mac OS X, version 10.3 and above: uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg (258 KB) (updated 7/30/09)
Mac OS X, version 10.2 and below: uninstall_flash_player_osx.dmg (1.3 MB) (updated 05/27/08)
Mac OS 8.x, 9.x: uninstall_flash_player.hqx (33 KB)
Save the file to your system, choosing a location where you can find it (for example, your desktop). Macintosh users may need to open or unstuff the .hqx file.
Quit ALL running applications, including all Internet Explorer or other browser windows, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, or other Messengers. Check the Windows system tray carefully to make certain no applications are still in memory which might possibly use Flash Player.
Run the uninstaller. This will remove Adobe Flash Player from all browsers on the system.
Note: The uninstaller cannot remove files currently in use.

If you have any instances of the player open in your web browsers, instant messaging clients, stand-alone SWFs, or projectors, then the uninstaller will complete but some files may not be deleted. If this occurs, then close all of your applications and run the uninstaller again to ensure that all files are removed.

Note: Internet Explorer users may have to reboot to clear all uninstalled Flash Player ActiveX control files. If you're not certain, select the "Show Details" button in the Flash Player uninstaller. If there are any log lines that begin with "Delete on Reboot..." then you'll need to reboot BEFORE running the Flash Player installer again.

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oleelse RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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8th August 2009
Today I have solved my problem with Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18. I first uninstalled both Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air, and after that only installed Adobe Flash Player again .Sucunia can´t after this find any threats on my computer.
Thank you all for your comments
Ole Frederiksen
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rudaj RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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download from Hippo worked fine. Adobe.com would not work, it hung explorer every time.
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bywaterboy RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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This complaint or concern has been here and known for 2 to 3 weeks. Why Secunia don't fix this problem in their "PSI" scanner I'm not sure. Everyone has the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18 it seems and receives the same message. Now I just ignore it as a false positive. Too bad because it could lead new folks just trying the scanner and perhaps some others who been using the scanner a while to believe the scanner is unreliable.

Ironically if you run Secunia's "OSI" Online Security Scanner it shows that you computer is up-to-date and just fine. This is not a major security flaw, but you'd think Secunia would address this error for their name's sake or at least provide a note saying ignore the false positive in this case. Hey, it’s a free test…can’t complain that much.


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bywaterboy RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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This complaint or concern has been here and known for 2 to 3 weeks. Why Secunia don't fix this problem in their "PSI" scanner I'm not sure. Everyone has the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18 it seems and receives the same message. Now I just ignore it as a false positive. Too bad because it could lead new folks just trying the scanner and perhaps some others who been using the scanner a while to believe the scanner is unreliable.

Ironically if you run Secunia's "OSI" Online Security Scanner it shows that you computer is up-to-date and just fine. This is not a major security flaw, but you'd think Secunia would address this error for their name's sake or at least provide a note saying ignore the false positive in this case. Hey, it’s a free test…can’t complain that much.


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flemming chr. nielsen RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Finally I succeeded in installing the Flash Player-update on my Vista-computer, but why should it be so troublesome? After all Adobe is a large company with a lot of people engaged in programming. I really don't understand, why you have to uninstall the older version with its macromedia- and adobe-files scattered all over your computer and a lot of registrations, which you have to delete one by one even after the programme has been removed. yours Flemming (I had the some problems with Adobe Reader. Now it's gone for ever, and I use he much simpler Foxit Reader with no problems at all - but I don't think there is an alternative to Flash Player).
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omalley49 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Maurice's Uninstall/Reinstall solution resolved the Flashplayer problem. One addition, though: I needed to uuninstall Flashplayer AIR from the control problem to remove the threat warning.
Thanks for your help!
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wr RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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to: bywaterboy & fleming chr. nielsen & anyone else interested for FYI

Please read the post by Maurice Joyce-it explains the problem with Adobe, not with the Secunia PSI. After all, PSI is only the messenger. For your convenience here's the link: http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/246...

Regards, wr



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bywaterboy RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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wr,

Thanks for the link from Maurice Joyce, re: uninstalling old Java. I also uninstalled everything Adobe (Reader, Air, Flash Player, and Shockwave Player) for general purposes and reinstalled everything from the same provided link. I'm back to 100% since this whole affair began 2-3 weeks ago. It's one of those things that make you shake your head in amazement after it's corrected. Again thanks for the spot on information.


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wr RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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You're welcome bywaterboy-good to know everything's sorted out now & thanks for posting a reply, lots of folks don't & sometimes those of us that try to offer help don't know if we have helped or not.

Regards, wr

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retusj RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Is there anyone who knows what this mean

two different files

Flash10b.ocx
and
Flash10c.ocx

???
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LostDog RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 20:51, flemming chr. nielsen wrote:
I still have precisely the same problem. I am ready to remove the Secunia programme. Apparently it doesn't work as it should.
Flemming


WoW,I don't know how long you've been using the PSI but it has been very helpful to me. It was a little agravating when I couldn't fix Adobe Player and Sun Java JRE 1.6.x / 6.x but I just ignored them till I came here and followed the instructions. Now my only issue is Sun Java JRE 1.6.x / 6.x but I can see they're working on it.

Without this program the list of insecure programs I have would be much longer!
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hpmarsh RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Using the Adobe Flash uninstaller worked very well for me. I also noticed Adobe recommends removing older versions of their software before installing new ones. Secunia did a great job of finding that one little .ocx file that still caused a problem. I deleted it and no more problem.
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joycej53 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Maurice--Thank you for this fix and the detailed instructions. I just finished the task and all is well.
Just an aside--Your sig caught my attention immediately as my husband's name is Maurice and my first name is Joyce.

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wr RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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To retusi,

The file 10b.ocx is an 'old' file for Flash Player & should be deleted. Try rebooting if you haven't yet-if rebooting didn't remove the ocx file then just manually delete it, otherwise the PSI will detect it and report it as insecure.

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Slamgeden RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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To the people asking Secunia to fix it-
Secunia only offer links. Its not their program. Please at least read a thread before posting problems - the solution is in this thread.



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RogerChild RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thanks, Maurice. Everything tickety-boo now.

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newby RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I used the uninstaller that Maurice suggested and also installed the Adobe Flash Player as suggested. I just scanned my computer using Secunia and nothing showed insecure. Thanks for the information. It worked for me. What would we do without people like you.

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lindacsevilla RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 15:36, oleelse wrote:
7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

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lindacsevilla RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 15:36, oleelse wrote:
7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Look at my post above - it tells U exactly what to do.

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nelo melo RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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1: go to Windows,Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs,and uninstall all Adobe Flash Player and Download Manager entries.
2: go to Windows, System32, Macromedia, Flash. Delete all.
3: go to Secunia PSI, run scan, be sure no instances of Adobe are present.
4: go to Adobe web site, reinstall latest Flash Player.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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@nelo melo
U are advising people to do something that is NOT supported by Adobe which is not good news for those already having difficulties.

The only way to correctly remove Flash is via the Flash uninstaller.Details are here:

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



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FiarHors RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thank you for your help, Maurice.
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FiarHors RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thank you for your help, Maurice.
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g.pompstra RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thanks Maurice!
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dondtus RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Why would someone not want to use the actual Adobe install site for Flash? I would not recommend someplace other than Adobe's official site.
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wr RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Hi, dondtus
If you were a newbie & went to this site: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/ which of the more than 15 downloads look like the right choice? Whereas the link(s) in Maurice Joyces' post in this & other threads makes it so easy-click, click, all done-the right choice is there & the download site is 'clean'. I think the choice is crystal clear-but to prove it to yourself, troll the Forum & I'm sure the answer to your question will be answered.

Plus the fact that in almost a year you have only made 1 post , so I highly doubt you make very many recommendations.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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@dondtus
Normally I would agree with what U are saying but not for Adobe.

By using the Adobe site they insist U also download a totally useless Adobe Download Manager as part of the deal which is not required & attaches itself to your start up menu.

My links help a novice user to easily update without fear of:

Downloading the wrong version.
Bypassing the use of the unnecessary Download Manager.

The "big boys" can always use their own links.


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FindIT RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I just mailed this to support and now I find you are interested as well:

The detailed report states that it finds "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10b.ocx"

I tried a re-install as suggested but that did not help.

This file has a datestamp of 3-2-2009 where all other files have 18-7-2009
It seems that the file is not deleted in an update process by Adobe.

The correct file is available as Flash10c.ocx but your check probably stops as soon as it finds the old one.

So I renamed the file and yes, the function still works and your warning is removed.

Do you have a way to convince Adobe to correct their install-file so it will remove the Flash10b.ocx?

I checked their install-log and they remove old files like:
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9a.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9b.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9c.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9d.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9e.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9f.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9g.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash9h.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10.ocx"
Delete: "C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx"

Regards, FindIT
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Not sure if U are referring to my post?

There is a caveat - files in use are never deleted. Just navigate back to the 10b right click & delete it.

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eSKzHvZreJxktYLUd4jN1oy... RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I know this will not solve the problems with Adobe, it is only for general information and to avoid having people "shoot the messenger" ;-)

Quote:
"[Editor's Note (Northcutt): I think organizations should avoid Adobe if possible. Adobe security appears to be out of control, and using their products seems to put your organization at risk. Try to minimize your attack surface. Limit the use of Adobe products whenever you can. ]"

Link:
http://www.sans.org/newsletters/newsbites/newsbite...
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rkush RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I have the same problem, I must have downloaded the suggested patch 15 billion times and SPSI still tells me it is a thread. Hopefully SPSI will read these forum like they state they do.
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rkush RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I have the same problem, I must have downloaded the suggested patch 15 billion times and SPSI still tells me it is a thread. Hopefully SPSI will read these forum like they state they do.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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@rkush
Are U talking about Flash? The solution is plastered all over the Forum.



To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller it is a good idea to close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

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

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? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(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/

4A.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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Poorboy42 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Last edited on 20th Aug, 2009 01:30
Thanks Maurice,
I followed your Instructions and all is well now. Secunia now states I have "No Insure Programs"
Thanks for your detail instructions.

Poorboy42

P.S. I am running XP


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fitzy RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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When I go to FileHippo site you reccomend to download Flash Player 10 after uninstalling Flash Player 10, there is no download for "Internet Explorer". Any help would be appreciated.
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Puffin RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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This has also been bugging me for at least two weeks. Somebody out there must have the answer - please. There are 2 'security threats' showing up on my pc. No matter what I do they just won't go away. Frustrating or what?!
Valerie B, Kidderminster, England
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eSKzHvZreJxktYLUd4jN1oy... RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 20th Aug, 2009 13:04, Puffin wrote:
This has also been bugging me for at least two weeks. Somebody out there must have the answer - please. There are 2 'security threats' showing up on my pc. No matter what I do they just won't go away. Frustrating or what?!
Valerie B, Kidderminster, England


Maurice Joyce has given you the solution just above your own post.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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@Fitzy

The link posted at item 4 takes U directly to the update U want - just tested it & working perfectly so no idea what U are talking about.

@Puffin

The solution works perfectly. Follow the script. I suspect at serial 3 U either did not reboot or rerun PSI to check for left over dross.

What is the path to the insecurity after serial 3?

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 the detected file.


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Poorboy42 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Type Flash Player in the Search Bar @ Filehippo.com and it will bring up options for Explorer and Firefox

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mjs2250ams514 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thank you,Maurice.I have been having this problem for weeks.Finally went to the forum and followed your instructions.It worked perfectly.I am very grateful.
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barrygunnel01 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Hi, yes we all seem to be having this problem but let me assure you that if you downloaded the latest flash update, then you are up to date. It is a Secunia problem. I also use "update notifier" from Cleansofts.org and it maintains I have the latest version of flash.It is frustrating when Secunia keeps telling us we are not up to date as it is quite time wasting.Try "Update Notifier " as it also good for other software but is not as comprehensive as Secunia.
Hope this info helps.
Cheers, Barry, Australia.
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nancyschlunz RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I want to clean it off my computer as it is a Category 4 threat. I have tried and can't eliminate it. Please advise.
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This user no longer exists RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 21st Aug, 2009 03:29, nancyschlunz wrote:
I want to clean it off my computer as it is a Category 4 threat. I have tried and can't eliminate it. Please advise.

As was posted before

How to uninstall the Adobe Flash Player plug-in and ActiveX control
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

1.Download the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
•Windows: uninstall_flash_player.exe (205 KB) (updated 7/30/09)
2.Save the file to your system, choosing a location where you can find it (for example, your desktop). Macintosh users may need to open or unstuff the .hqx file.
3.Quit ALL running applications, including all Internet Explorer or other browser windows, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, or other Messengers. Check the Windows system tray carefully to make certain no applications are still in memory which might possibly use Flash Player.
4.Run the uninstaller. This will remove Adobe Flash Player from all browsers on the system.

You must exit PSI as well as it uses Flash Player then reboot to let it removed locked files.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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@barrygunnell
I am not assured by your advice at all.

Secunia is not an updater it is a vulnerability checker. Even if U have the latest version installed that does not mean your platform is secure.

If PSI finds old files that are insecure it notifies U even if U have the latest update.

I can assure U it is nothing to do with PSI - Adobe are the problem in that they cannot produce a reliable uninstaller.

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barrygunnel01 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Hi Maurice,
Thanks for your advice.Adobe IS a problem with uninstalls etc.I have had so many problems in the past with trying to uninstall flash but I find "Revo uninstaller can fix most of this.I must say though that lately Flash has been uninstalled when I have downloaded the latest updates but I will take on board your expert advice as I am as yet still a novice at "IT".
Regards, Barry.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Barry,
The real trouble is that U can ONLY remove Flash using the Flash uninstaller.

Adobe do not support Revo or add/remove removal methods That is half the problem - this fact is not widely known.

The other problem is Adobe cannot produce an uninstaller that stops all the running processess before uninstall. This leads to the frustration of installing a new version only to be told by PSI that insecurities remain. This is normally an ocx file in use during this process.

My post above may appear long but it was written for a novice user. It does clear Flash if the script is followed.

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ptfitzy RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thanks for the help.
Sorry about that.
ptfitzy
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barrygunnel01 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Hi Maurice,
Thanks again,I will persevere.
Cheers, Barry.
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rdjames RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Thanks to Maurice Joyce of the UK....fixed the problem. Adobe Flash player must be uninstalled with it's own program. Add/Remove won't work. BTW this fixed 3 other issues as well for some reason. MS Office 2000 programs mysteriously were gone.....
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barrygunnel01 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Hi again Maurice.
Secunia Score 100%
Thanks, Barry.
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BITSTREAM RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Maurice,

Thank you so much! I followed your instructions, including removing the Adobe Download Manager and viola, it worked like a champ! I just wanted to say thank-you.

Have a good day.

Mike in Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA.

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This user no longer exists RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 22nd Aug, 2009 16:38, BITSTREAM wrote:
Maurice,

Thank you so much! I followed your instructions, including removing the Adobe Download Manager and viola, it worked like a champ! I just wanted to say thank-you.

Have a good day.

Mike in Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA.

Mike, Abita Springs sounds wonderful.
Where nature performs miracles
http://www.townofabitasprings.com

I hope hurricane Katrina did not hit you too hard.
I lost an Internet friend when it hit.
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detz25 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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I have had similar problems on both of my computers. I did a search to find out what and where all adobe (reader and flash) were stored on the computers. I then removed both the reader and the flash. I then rebooted and downloaded the latest reader and flash. I then did a PSI scan. The threat remained on both computers for about 30 minutes and then all of a sudden on about the 3rd or 4th scan, the threat disappeared on both machines. I hope this helps everyone.
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Bjarne Lund RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 15:36, oleelse wrote:
7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

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Bjarne Lund RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 16:06, pfo wrote:
Same problem for a week, worked day one but overwiew tells to install flash for browser

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Member 23rd Aug, 2009 22:39
Last edited on 23rd Aug, 2009 22:43 Bjarne Lund, post your comments outside the quote markers.

Go back and read posts by Maurice Joyce on 7th Aug, 2009 18:48 and me on 21st Aug, 2009 07:01 then follow that advice.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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@YoKenny,
Bjarne is on another thread with the same problem;

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/145...

He appears to be talking about his E drive but has not explained what he uses it for.

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Raajah RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Remove Boxee, it uses the flash player and that seems to be the problem.
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BITSTREAM RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Well, this is the 4th Anniversary of Katrina. I am north of New Orleans by about 30 miles so up here, we had wind, wind, wind and there was tremendous amounts of damage and destruction but my little house was not scratched. I had trees down all over the place and no power for over a month, but I was a refugee in Arkansas for 3 weeks before I could get back in. Yes, Abita Springs is a very cool little place. Very laid back. We are also the home of Abita Beer! Thanks again and thanks for taking the time to check out our little town. Katrina did change everything though, never will be the same again.

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manfMrl RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 15:36, oleelse wrote:
7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

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Sv.erik65 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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on 7th Aug, 2009 15:36, oleelse wrote:
7th. August 2009
I have today downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18.,succesfully,
but Secunia tells me, that the program is a category 4 threat, and I have to update it. I did it but with the same result. It is still flash player 10.0.32.18 and it is still a category 4 threat.
I also tried to uninstall and install again, but with the same result.
Now I dont know, what I have to do.
Ole Frederiksen, Denmark

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DHGone RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18
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Maurice,

Thanks so much. Worked just fine even for a technologically impaired fellow such as I.
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