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myming11 Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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scan keeps telling me that i have a security threat with adobe flash player 9.x.

i do not have 9.x. i have afp 10.

what to do ?

thank you.

mogs RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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[quote=t3024]scan keeps telling me that i have a security threat with adobe flash player 9.x.

i do not have 9.x. i have afp 10.

what to do ?

thank you.[/


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myming1 RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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????????????????????
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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PDATING ADOBE FLASH
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Adobe have not mastered the art of completely removing all their files during an uninstall nor have they widely publicised the fact that they do not support removal using Control Panel>Add/Remove.

To successfully remove a vulnerability from Adobe Flash you should:

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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myming1 RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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thank you luv,

re-ran scan - it came up with the same "adobe flash player 9.x" category 4 threat.

\/ is the url for the solution.
http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads...

do NOT have afp9.x in control panel "add/remove programs".
i ran "search" and it NOT in there.

downloaded/installed:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/completion/dlm/

re-ran scan - same message occurs.

salisbury,eh ? i'm from epping forest by queen elizabeth's hunting lodge.

ta!
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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If U have tried my solution & it did not resolve the issue then the vulnerability is not on the C drive.

FINDING A VULNERABILITY FILE PATH
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To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, use or switch to the ADVANCED interface, then :

1 Click on the + sign of the programme to "expand' it.
2 Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file. (Copy (CTRL+C) & paste (CTRL+V) the Installation Path of the file back to the Forum if U are unsure what to do next)).


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mogs RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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on 8th Nov, 2009 10:39, myming1 wrote:
????????????????????

Evening ! Was gonna send you a link to one of Maurice's previous threads concerning your issue.....tried a copy/paste, but it went horribly wrong...since rectified. Sorry to have left you with a little mystery; for a short while, at anyrate. Maurice of course replied in the meantime: glad you're all sorted now.

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SirTazOfMania RE: Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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Maurice Joyce is correct... Adobe is terrible at removing old versions when it updates. The files for Flash Player on Windows XP are located in "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash".

Run the uninstaller as per Maurice's instructions, then go to this folder and delete all of the files.

Download the new version of Flash Player and run the installer.

Now check SecuniaPSI to confirm Flash is current.

BTW... You will have the same problem with Adobe Shockwave... Same procedure, different installer and the files will be located in "C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\Shockwave".

SirTazofMania

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