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Member 13th Aug, 2009 19:45
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Last edited on 15th Aug, 2009 04:42

Psi keeps showing Adobe general flash player and ?air flash player as a threat, even after I have used the solution button over and over, and rescanned several times. I have restarted the computer twice, as well! I run IE8 and Windows xp pro
Help please

msmouser

8/14/09 UH OH
I had removed Flash player, and reinstalled. Adobe tells me I have the latest configuration, but PSI keeps warning me that I have a 4 level threat.
The site mentioned by Maurice doesn't work anymore.
I have restarted the computer, reinstalled the flash player, over and over, and I still keep getting the warning, I have rescanned over and over. The warning stopped briefly, but it is back again.
Now what do I do?????
msmouser

I went to the site, followed all the instructions and PSI still reports flash player as a security threat.
I don't know what to do now, except ignore the annoyance. It seems to me that Secunia needs to get its act together
msmouser

slinky48 RE: psi keeps showing Adobe flash player as a threat
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I had the same problem. Went in to the control panel and noticed that the version was not updating. I removed the plug in version and then re-installed flashplayer and was well again. Hope that this helps.
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wr RE: psi keeps showing Adobe flash player as a threat
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The enclosed link has the answer to your problem(s).-you're probably going to have to do a uninstall/reinstall-just follow Maurice Joyces' directions. The only exception is to use the updated link to the Flash uninstaller posted later in the thread. Good luck.

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

Regards, wr

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Thanks, it worked!!

msmouser
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wr RE: psi keeps showing Adobe flash player as a threat
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HI,
Good to know everything's OK now & thanks for posting back.

Regards, wr

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wr RE: psi keeps showing Adobe flash player as a threat
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Last edited on 15th Aug, 2009 04:09
Hi msmouser,

The link for the uninstaller in Maurice Joyces post that I posted is not correct. The following link is the one to use for the uninstaller which as I understand must be used to completely rid your system of all remnants of the program http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html as far as I can determine, the directions & all the other links are correct.

Regards, wr

EDIT Be sure to follow ALL of the instructions for complete removal.

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wr RE: psi keeps showing Adobe flash player as a threat
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Not safe to just ignore the insecurity that the PSI is finding. Are you using the Advance mode? This should find the path to the insecurity.

1. To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow these guidelines using the
ADVANCED interface:
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* Click on the + sign of the program to “expand’ it.
* Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file.
* Remember the installation path and close down the menu.
* Click Open Folder and locate the detected file.
Also these could be located on a backup or install drive you may have forgotten about. If that's the case just create a ignore rule. These could be listed as i386 or drive d/ either one.

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Member 15th Aug, 2009 05:09
thanks, wr,
That last suggestion with the advanced option did the trick!!! I hope it lasts
msmouser
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wr RE: psi keeps showing Adobe flash player as a threat
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msmouser,


Good to know all is well now-& I'll keep my fingers crossed 'just-in-case'-not really, I'm sure it's 'fixed'. Sometimes it just takes a little time & patience to get things sorted out. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Regards, wr

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