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frankwhite driveragent activex control
Member 21st Nov, 2009 03:17
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Hi

Secunia PSI keeps showing this entry for driveragent (driveragent activex control) in the list, although the plugin is removed. Atleast the physical file it points to (C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\driveragent.ocx) doesn't exist anymore. I tried searching for all sort of keywords (driver agent, driveragent, phoenix, ...) in the registery editor, but without luck. Can someone provide me more information on how Secunia detects this? Or how I can fix it so it get's removed from the list without just ignoring it?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Frank

thedillpickl RE: driveragent activex control
Contributor 21st Nov, 2009 06:56
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Last edited on 21st Nov, 2009 07:05
Hi frankwhite;

Active X controls are not something to be treated lightly. They can be a source of insecurity. In this case, if it is only an .ocx file it's probably only a legacy file (leftovers). Do a search with Windows Explorer for driveragent.ocx. If you can find it, simply change the file extension (i.e. something.ocx to something.old), that will make it inactive.

If still having problems, please post with more information. Let us know your OS and any file locations you can find when you do a search in Explorer for this file.

Also note that using regedit.com can be dangerous. Back-up first, then always remember the #1 rule of computers: If you are not sure, the correct answer is NO!


regards;
Fred

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Maurice Joyce RE: driveragent activex control
Handling Contributor 21st Nov, 2009 09:23
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REMOVING ACTIVEX
=================
The traditional method to remove ActiveX is:

* * * Windows XP
++++++++++++++++


launch command prompt from accessories in the programs list
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list
type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter

* * * Vista
+++++++++++

Open Start/Search
type "Command Prompt" into the search window
A Command Prompt icon will display
Right click on it
select "Run as administrator"
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list (mine was named as shown)
type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter






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Maurice

Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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frankwhite RE: driveragent activex control
Member 21st Nov, 2009 14:25
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Thank you guys! Maurice, you're the winner. Removing the file from cmd did the trick.
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