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Forum Thread: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)

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jg7157 Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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I've followed the procedure set out in Maurice Joyce's Aug 7 post. I've downloaded and used the unistaller (EDIT version). Rebooted. Rescanned using PSI. Result of scan is still "Insecure Program Adobe Flash Player 10.x (Adobe AIR Plug-In)" BEFORE reinstalling "the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player".
ie I don't seem to be able to get rid of Flash. Any suggestions, pls?

eSKzHvZreJxktYLUd4jN1oy... RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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Perhaps you should try one of the many other threads already created about the subject. :-)
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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U do not say which post U used.
Adobe Air is bundled with Adobe Reader.

Do U use Adobe Air? Do U know what it does?

If not go to add/remove & remove it. While there U can safely remove Adobe.com & Adobe Download Manager which is more bloatware from Adobe.

U can even remove Adobe Reader. Adobe would have U believe that U cannot read PDF files without this programme which is rubbish.

If U only use Adobe to read PDF files online or as email attachments I would strongly advise U dump it & install a faster & more secure PDF Reader. Details here:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

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jg7157 RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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Thanks... Success!
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bkaether RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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on 18th Aug, 2009 11:10, Maurice Joyce wrote:
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Adobe Air is bundled with Adobe Reader.

Do U use Adobe Air? Do U know what it does?

If not go to add/remove & remove it. While there U can safely remove Adobe.com & Adobe Download Manager which is more bloatware from Adobe.

U can even remove Adobe Reader. Adobe would have U believe that U cannot read PDF files without this programme which is rubbish.

If U only use Adobe to read PDF files online or as email attachments I would strongly advise U dump it & install a faster & more secure PDF Reader. Details here:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/[/quote]

MAURICE, I did a forum search on Adobe AIR and found your above comments. As you suggested, I removed Adobe.com and Adobe Reader and replaced it with Foxit, but do I still need Adobe AIR to run Adobe Flash Player?

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Member 22nd Dec, 2009 15:15
bkaether, you do not need Adobe AIR to run Adobe Flash Player.

I do not use any IOBit application:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showt...

The Defragler from Piriform the maker of CCleaner is very good:
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
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bkaether RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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Last edited on 22nd Dec, 2009 16:07
YoKenny, thanks for the great info. I was impressed with the results I got from the IObit products, but after reading the link you provided above, I am removing the IObit tools. Didn't realize they were Chinese pirates. Also appreciate info on Piriform Defraggler. How is that or the IObit Smart Defrag tool any different than the Disk Defraggmenter that comes with Windows?

Also, my 1st PSI scan showed both Adobe Flash Player and Macromedia Flash Player as being insecure. When I looked in Add/Remove Programs, only the Adobe product appears. I don't recall the path for the Macromedia item, but I'm guessing I can delete it since Adobe acquired Macromedia. Correct?

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Member 22nd Dec, 2009 18:17
Defragler pemits you to defrag individual files.

Macromedia Flash should be Installation Path
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10d.ocx

Fow Windows 7 it should be:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Flash10d.ocx
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bkaether RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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Last edited on 22nd Dec, 2009 18:42
YoKenny, Flash10d.ocx is not there. What appears in the Flash folder is:

flashplayer.xpt
FlashUtil9j
FlDbg9j.ocx
genuinst
NPSWF32.dll
NPSWF32_FlashUtil
uninstall_activeX
uninstall_plugin

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Member 22nd Dec, 2009 22:03
Last edited on 22nd Dec, 2009 22:08 These are part of the Firefox Flash Player:
flashplayer.xpt
FlashUtil9j
FlDbg9j.ocx
genuinst
NPSWF32.dll
NPSWF32_FlashUtil
uninstall_activeX
uninstall_plugin


IE8 is way better than IE7:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer...
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/newsroom/window...
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bkaether RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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If I upgrade from IE7 (which I rarely use) to IE8, then I would not need Firefox and the related Firefox Flash Player files listed above. Correct? What about the missing Adobe Flash Player file I'm missing above?

My only concern with replacing Firefox with IE8 is the many people I see in the Secunia Forum who complain about the issues they have with PSI scans after they upgrade to IE8. I've been spoiled with Firefox.

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x (adobe AIR Plug-In)
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Last edited on 23rd Dec, 2009 17:59
AFAIK , if it helps ,the files you mention which relate to the NPAPI Flash Player plug in which is used by Firefox (and some other browsers) are :-
1)NPSWF32.dll
2)NPSWF32_FlashUtil
3)uninstall_plugin

Flashplayer.xpt is probably a "general" file ; the other files relate to the ActiveX Flash Player plug in used by IE .

Version 9j seems well out of date as both plug_ins are now up to version 10.0.42.34.

I use Firefox and IE7 - IE8 will not load correctly for me on my system (XP SP3 Home Edition).

IE8 is apparently no better than Firefox against exploits . Neither offer 100% security , so safe browsing rules apply.

Hope this Helps
Anyhony


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