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Adobe Flash Player 10.x

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aeolos update
Member 10th Feb, 2010 12:43
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Dear Sirs,

your software secunia show me, that I have installed Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX), but I have the newest Adobe software already installed 10.4.... Why Secunia software doesen recrognised?

Thank you very much

michaelsalis RE: update
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hi aeolos

Adobe products in general have a habit of not updating properly and you will have traces of the old version of Flash on your computer after installing the latest update. Maurice Joyce has the method of properly updating Flash and it is in the thread in the link provided. Click on the link below and it will take you to a thread which I think will help you with your problem.

If you have any problems come back to the forum when you will receive additional help.


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Gurutto RE: update
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My guess is that Secunia has not updated their database. I have seen this before. The latest flash player update just seems to have come out. I scanned this system a couple of days ago and Secunia showed no insecuritites with the previous version of flash player, yet now with the new version is claims there is an insecurity.
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kenpmason RE: update
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You're absolutely right. Secunia just isn;t updating it's database often enough. Thia has been going on for quite some time. I might also mention that it`s even worse for MS updates. All PSI does is to direct you to MS`s update site, but NOT to the specific update itself--very frustrating!

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TiMow RE: update
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Secunia scans whats there; there are often elements of previous versions, which have become insecure, and it finds and reports these.

Adobe software (especially Flash)is less straightforward than other software to update.

Try this - I offer this response to similar flash problems:


The latest versions are:

Adobe Flash Player 10.x ..... (ActiveX), for IE, and (NPAPI) for other browsers (eg Firefox).

It may be, that even if you have the latests version, there are still parts of the old version(s) remaining. You must uninstall Flash every time before you update, using an Adobe uninstall download.

It is probably best to start again. Download and run Adobe uninstall Flash from here:

Re-boot and re-scan PSI to ensure nothing of flash remains.

Download and install latest version:

You may have to install the latest version 2x. Once using IE, and once using another browser (if you use multiple browsers).

Re-boot and re-scan PSI one more time, and hopefully this will do it.


I have since read (thanks Anthony) that the latest flash does have an uninstaller element built in with the upgrade download but everything that uses flash has to exited before starting - this includes all browsers and PSI.
What is important is rebooting and rescanning.

This post applies:


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