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gsmart Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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My system has always been 100%

The last couple of days I have had messages of insecure programs
Adobe Flash payer 10.x
listed twice under each other. I down loaded it and still it comes up twice.

It has told me my Security program requires updating
That is impossible as it is updated automatically (I also check per phone no updates)
Now the most ridiculous
It looked like a windows Office update.
When I went to save it to my desk top up comes a company (NOT MICROSOFT) wanting a donation for the update. On checking it was not a update it was a new program and the download time was estimated at 42 hours.

Some one at Secunia better jump into their program and find this little ???? who is sending out all these insecure messages.


How do I fix the Adobe question do I ignore it or go direct to adobe and get it sorted out. Or is it a MS problem that should be fixed finally when they bring in their Number 1 service pack for W7 ( They are testing a Beta version now)

Keith

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I have Adobe Flash Player 10.x....10.045.2 (NPAPI ) and 10.0.45.2 ( Active X )
Tis best to clear out the old Adobe before installing the new versions. Use either Revouninstaller or download Adobe's own uninstaller from their site.
If you use Secunia with the Advanced interface you will find more information.
If you provide more details of your set-up it's always useful to anyone wishing to help. You can include them in your profile signature box.

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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Keith ,

Anything that PSI is showing as "insecure" needs looking into :eg: Adobe Flash Player may have updated but yhe old file were not removed .

Something unsolicited offering you a programme (not Microsoft) and asking for money and suggesting it will take a long time - perhaps on a premium 'phone line sounds like very nasty malware . You need to run all your security software for a start ASAP.

You will need to post the details and follow mogsi's advice for things PSI ; for the rest you will need to give us as much exact detail of what you are seeing , some malware try to look like Windows alerts and messages .

Hope this helps.

Anthony


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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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OK see if is the info you are wanting.

I am far from a computer Whiz but I can follow simple steps very easily

I have recently installed W7 64 bit on to a new HD and by that there is no programs like XP or Visa around.

I removed the Adobe Active X from my programs no problems at all.

I have rerun Secunia and 2 Adobe Active X still come up

I have had a look at the Adobe site and am I correct in reading that they do not have a Active X for a 64 bit program.

Keith
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Quicksilver84 RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I had two alerts for the Adobe, and downloaded one without any problem.

The second one, which appeared to be identical to the first one, would not "take", and keeps showing up as a vulnerability. Is there any way to resolve this? With the myriad of Adobe products it is impossible to determine what the problem is.

I always had 100% secure until this occurred, and apparently there is no resolution as I have attempted to install this several times, apparently unsuccessfully.

Any ideas on this problem??
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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@gsmart and @quicksilver84 ,

The details required to help you are :-

I will give you some basic advice (sorry if you already know) , which may help you explain any problems to us more specifically :-

To help resolve any problem , here are some instructions to help you first of all get the best out of PSI :-

1)use PSI in "advanced" mode ;
2)in the "settings" tab make sure that the box in the first/upper section is NOT ticked in order to have the maximum info available ;
3)tell us in which "tab(s)" your problem programme is located ;
4)in that tab , click on the + in the box at the left end of the programme , the page will expand ;
5)in the expanded page , tell us what is written in the "installation path" ;
6)in the "toolbox" section , lower down , the link "technical details" should confirm the installation path details ;
7)click on the link "open folder" and you will see more details concerning the location of the "problem" .

Posting these details will help the Forum help you , if/when you have a problem .

The Flash ActiveX plug-in is used by PSI (and a few other programmes) and if it (PSI) was running (or still loaded in the tray) the old version cannot be removed and will still be in the Macromed Flash folder and PSI will report this .

This thread deals with the problem in detail and tells you how to fix it :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/313...

Hope this helps
Anthony

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ddmarshall RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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You are correct that there is no 64bit version of Flash Player. Windows 64bit systems come with both 32bit and 64bit versions of Internet Explorer. If you use the 64bit version you will find many sites do not display correctly because they need the Flash Player.

Verify if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit IE browser.
Follow these steps to verify whether you are using 32-bit or 64-bit browser.

1. Launch Internet Explorer browser.
2. Click on the Help tab at the top.
3. Select About Internet Explorer which will bring up an information window.
4. If version of IE displays 64-bit Edition, then it is 64-bit IE, otherwise it is 32-bit browser.

You should not use the Control Panel to uninstall Flash Player. Use the Adobe tool here

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

You may need to reboot to remove all traces of the Flash Player.

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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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If you are using the 64 bit version of IE 8 you will also need the 64 bit version of Java .

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Quicksilver84 RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Anthony, I am not sure if I can follow those instructions as I am a novice of an advanced age. However, perhaps tomorrow I can try to follow the instructions provided. A link at the bottom of the message was not functional for some unknown reason.

I was taken to a "personal information" site where I noted that the time zone and country were incorrectly listed for me. However not a major problem??

Thank you for the information and I will try to sit down and work my way through the instructions you so kindly provided.

Will report back on the results, however it may take a while for me to feel confident enough to try this.
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Quicksilver ,

No problem , no rush . I am also advancing and being a devoted "non-techie" person I'm a novice too , in many areas .

Just copy the info you need and try to follow it through ; you can't get into any trouble as long as you don't start downloading and deleting stuff willy nilly and randomly fiddling in the wrong places . If/when you are not sure just ask , we all do :))

I have reposted the link here (and in my previous post) ; should work again , now :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/313...

Let us know how you get on .

Take care
Anthony

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ddmarshall RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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on 16th Feb, 2010 20:10, Anthony Wells wrote:
If you are using the 64 bit version of IE 8 you will also need the 64 bit version of Java .



Instructions for Java on Windows 64-bit are here:

http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_win64bit....


Java isn't widely used by websites, although Secunia OSI uses it. Not to be confused with Javascript which is incorporated into web browsers, see Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript

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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I am using IE8 64bit

3)tell us in which "tab(s)" your problem programme is located ;

As we in Aust often say Please explain????

Keith
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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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To all helpers

So far so good
I have removed as recommended and installed Java.

Can you now give me the correct link to install the Active X please.

I was a Mod on a and it is not very often you hear a BIG THANK YOU to all that have helped with this problem

Keith
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ddmarshall RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I think you will have to run IE8 32-bit to install the ActiveX. You should be able to find it in All Programs. This link gets you to all the Flash Player plugins:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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on 17th Feb, 2010 06:43, gsmart wrote:
I am using IE8 64bit

3)tell us in which "tab(s)" your problem programme is located ;

As we in Aust often say Please explain????

Keith


No Probs Keith (as we say in French:) ,

Using PSI in "advanced"mode you will see a series of links or "tabs" along the top of the PSI page ; they start with "Overview" on the left and finish with "Forum" to the right .

An up to date (as in "not vulnerable") programme will appear in the "patched" tab , a programme with (potential) vulnerabilities will show in the "insecure" or "end of life" tabs . PSI does not report bug fix or eye candy updates .

Hope that is more clear .

With IE8 32 bit you will also need Java 32 bit ; I mention this , not to annoy ddmarshall , but because ,while Java is not essential for your computer to run correctly , Java is used by certain software such as Open Office (only 32 bit for Windows at the moment) .

From what I hear , IE8 32bit is more flexible than the 64bit for browsing at the moment . You can keep both available , but you need to set one as your default .

I'm sure ddmarshall will correct me where I'm wrong .

Take care
Anthony



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ddmarshall RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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on 17th Feb, 2010 15:38, Anthony Wells wrote:
From what I hear , IE8 32bit is more flexible than the 64bit for browsing at the moment . You can keep both available , but you need to set one as your default .



I agree. IE8 32-bit is the default because many add-ons are not available in 64-bit.
You could always Firefox!

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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I have no idea of what has happened except I am back up to 100%

The other thing is I now have lost my graph with shows my percentages.

Keith
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hi Keith .

You need Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed for PSI to display the pretty graphs ; some people seem to be sharing your problem even with ActiveX correctly installed . It is not yet resolved . Just make sure your flash is up to date and shows in the PSI "patched" tab .

Good news is that it is a bug that does not affect PSI doing it's main job of detecting vulnerabilities .

Hope that is clear enough .

Anthony



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Pegleg RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I agree except I received three notifications...two installed, one failed and I still get all three notices and when I try to do scans it hangs at 5%. I'm running XP, SP2.

This program has turned into a real waste!
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astrospacerich RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Let the user beware,I read about a fake micorsoft update showing up in email inboxs about a week ago,it is definately malware as microsoft does not send emails out about their updates. I don't know if that is what happened to you, I hope not,best to all,Rich.
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astrospacerich RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Let the user beware,I read about a fake micorsoft update showing up in email inboxs about a week ago,it is definately malware as microsoft does not send emails out about their updates. I don't know if that is what happened to you, I hope not,best to all,Rich.
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on 18th Feb, 2010 23:40, Pegleg wrote:
I agree except I received three notifications...two installed, one failed and I still get all three notices and when I try to do scans it hangs at 5%. I'm running XP, SP2.

This program has turned into a real waste!

Windows XP Service Pack 3 has been available for over a year and a half plus it provides many Critical Updates and performance improvements.

You need to start Internet Explorer then go to Tools then Windows Update and download all of the available updates.

Also you should enable Automatic Updates or at least be notified that Updates are available.

Go to Control Panel then Automatic Updates then select Automatic (recommended) or at least Notify me but don't automatically download or install them.
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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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You need Adobe Flash Player ActiveX installed for PSI to display the pretty graphs ; some people seem to be sharing your problem even with ActiveX correctly installed

Anthony
I have uninsulated and reinstalled these programs. Correctly via their WWW site

There is no way would I ever update or do any thing a MS sent me via a E/m MS released that info so many years ago I cannot even remember when it was released.

I know there is Problems with W7 and IE and it will stay that way until it is fixed by a MS W7 service pack.

Keith
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Keith ,

on 15th Feb, 2010 05:39, gsmart wrote:
My system has always been 100%

It looked like a windows Office update.
When I went to save it to my desk top up comes a company (NOT MICROSOFT) wanting a donation for the update. On checking it was not a update it was a new program and the download time was estimated at 42 hours.

Some one at Secunia better jump into their program and find this little ???? who is sending out all these insecure messages.

Keith


I think Astrospacerich was referring to this , which you have not mentioned since . Has it gone away for good ?? these things are pernicious :((

Anthony


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Quicksilver84 RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Anthony, reporting back. I finally opened up the PSI again and it was showing 2 patches needed (includes the one I had the difficulty with).

I started with the first one (which was the "new" one). That one was no problem and did its thing and was "cured". The old one that I had the problem with WAS FUNCTIONAL this time around and is now patched.

Used the scanner once again to be certain and everything is taken care of with no problems remaining. Seems something was changed and whatever it was it worked like a charm.

Thank you for your advice and interest in responding to my problem. Feel much better now knowing that everything is taken care of!!!

Warmest regards and best wishes!!
Quicksilver
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Syzyzgy RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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There appears to be something amiss with you Secunia PSI program.

Although I have run all recommended patches and updates PSI still says the programs are insecure.

Example: Google Chrome - PSI says it is version 4.0.249.78 where as Google Chrome itself says it is version 4.0.249.89

Example: Adobe Acrobat - PSI says there is a later version of Adobe Acrobat 9, however when I update both via PSI link and the Acrobat program itself the version installed is 9.3.0.148 which PSI says is insecure.

Example - MS PowerPoint Viewer. PSI say version 12.0.6414.1000 is insecure whereas the latest download from MS Office installs version 12.0.6414

Example - Adobe Flash - I have updated this numerous times and now PSI tels me 2 versions are out of date. 10.0.42.34 (ActiveX) & 10.0.32.18 (ActiveX). I don't know how to check which version is running, however following the PSI link does not install a version that PSI recognizes as patched.

So either i am completely stupid and inept or there is some problem with PSI.

Perhaps you could let me know.

Maybe I need an updated version of PSI.

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Last edited on 22nd Feb, 2010 09:20 Hi,
Google Chrome, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Flash frequently do not remove older versions when updating. This means you should have 2 detected entries for these programs, one for the secure, and one for the insecure versions. The still-existing files of the old versions is what the PSI is picking up.

All Microsoft updates should be handled via. MS update. If you click the Solution button in the PSI, you should be taken directly to MS Update. Frequently, MS updates will only "kick in" after a reboot, so we recommend you reboot and rescan after installing any Microsoft-related updates. If it still shows as insecure, try clicking the solution button again (since some updates are installed over several turns)

Hope this helps.
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Syzyzgy RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Thanks Emil

- Chrome - Fixed.
- Power Point Viewer - Fixed
- Adobe Acrobat - I have tried the PSI link and the program link and
updated from both. No updates or reboots help. PSI still says it is insecure
and the latest version that gets installed is still the one that PSI says is
insecure
- Adobe Flash[b] - interestingly the "secure browsing" tab says Flash is
secure. But under the "insecure programs" tab it is listed under 2 versions as
insecure. No idea how to uninstal a browser plug in like Flash

Now PSI thinks [b]Windows XP
is insecure but there are no updates available from MS update site or via Windows automatic updates.

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MaxLV128 RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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on 22nd Feb, 2010 09:20, wrote:
Hi,
Google Chrome, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Flash frequently do not remove older versions when updating. This means you should have 2 detected entries for these programs, one for the secure, and one for the insecure versions. The still-existing files of the old versions is what the PSI is picking up.

All Microsoft updates should be handled via. MS update. If you click the Solution button in the PSI, you should be taken directly to MS Update. Frequently, MS updates will only "kick in" after a reboot, so we recommend you reboot and rescan after installing any Microsoft-related updates. If it still shows as insecure, try clicking the solution button again (since some updates are installed over several turns)

Hope this helps.


Please read this discussion:
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/356...
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Syzyzgy RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I now still have 2 programs that PSI say are insecure. And despite my best efforts PSI insists they are insecure! Both Category 4, which presumably is very insecure as 1 is the least insecure and 5 is very very insecure.

Adobe Acrobat Standard - the latest patches I can find are AcrobatUpd930_all_incr.msp & AcrobatUpd931_all_incr.msp. I have now run both of these and rebooted after running each patch. Adobe still tells me it is version 9.3.1 (9.3.0.148) and PSI still tells me this version is insecure. This is a mystery.

Comments like "Adobe doesn't delete all the old files and PSI is picking these up" are rather unhelpful, as either PSI needs to tell you which old files to manually delete or it needs to be more intelligent and know to ignore the older files. If PSI cant tell which files to ignore how the hell am I supposed to know which ones need deleting.

Seems like a PSI glitch to me.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 - As i have had service pack 3 installed for some time I am not sure why PSI thinks it isn't there.

However just to be certain as per the kind advice from Emil I went to the Microsoft Update site and it tells me there are no outstanding updates for XP available. Ie I have already installed every update they have.

On top of that I run MS Auto Update and that is telling me it is upto date.

So seems here again that PSI has a glitch.

If PSI is "perfect" of course, then hope fully Emil and his colleagues will be able to tell me what to do next. If not perhaps these can be put on the list of bugs to be fixed.
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Syzyzgy RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Well its a miracle....................no other explanation.

I did nothing.........................now PSI has decided that my PC is 100% secure.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm................................
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TiMow RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Secunia have revised their detection rules today relating to Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

The same may also be true of XP, but of this I cant be as sure.

But that is why your scan results have changed (for the better).

TiMow

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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Quicksilver ,

Thanks for your update , glad you are feeling more relaxed :))

Ask anytime you need more help.

Take care
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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Looks like I stirred things up a bit with this question.

All my Adobe concerns have been fixed and have not come back thank goodness

The only problem left is "OpenOffice.org 3.x" Version 3.1.9420.500.

If I am correct its a Java program and as far as I know it is up to date.

This one just will not go away.

Plus now I do not have a Bar Graph any more.

Keith
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TiMow RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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@ gsmart

The latest Open office is 3.2.9476.500, and shows secure after PSI scan.
You should maybe check their download site.

The last Java I have showing in patched is 6.0.18.

PSI graphics require Flash (ActiveX) is installed on IE, as well as Flash (NPAPI) installed using another browser (2 separate installations).

Normally, where the bar graphs are found, should be a message saying to install Flash on IE.

TiMow

EDIT: I`ve just re-read some of the earlier posts on this thread, and some of the above, you obviously already know - just hope the O.O. info helps.

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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Keith ,

If you need more details about OOo versions and the download you require , try here :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/354...

This is the Download link for version 3.2 (in the greenish block top left) - it should install the latest version over or replace your existing version :-

http://download.openoffice.org/

Let us know how you go on .

Anthony

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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Anthony

I do not have any "Insecure" at the moment and back to 100%
I still do not have the Bar Graph.

Personally it does not worry me buy my concern is.
Is there any thing else missing.
Should I do a reinstall, if so what is the correct procedure do I do a reinstall or remove the old one first then do a new installation.

Keith
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lindzog RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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i had something similar. Secunia said Adobe Flash Player Active X 10 was insecure.
Went to add/Remove progs and deleted both the prog and an Add on. It still said Adobe Flash Player 10 was insecure. So I had to go find the files and delete them manually. Then Secunia reported the prolbem as fixed. Ive since redownloaded Adobe Flash player 10. Seems ok now. No insecurity reported. Didnt like deleting the files. For all I know it was the wrong thing to do.
Regrettably Secunia now says my Google Chrome 4 and IE8 are insecure. you cant win.

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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Keith ,

The graphs are the only thing you missing due to the "bug" ; no effective answer has come from Secunia for the moment on how to fix it , but you are good as you are .

If you have time on your hands you could do a re-install ; if the PSI .exe is not running you should be able to run the latest "installer" (version 1.5.0.1) without un-installing first . Some people prefer to un-install first .

I know , clear as mud ;((

Take care
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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Anthony

I will remove Secunia first then download the latest version
I will let you know how it went.

Keith

EDIT several Hrs later

I removed Secunia then I reinstalled it again

Still no graph but as I mentioned it is not worrying me BUT it should be there.
As far as I know I have all the necessary programs if not Secunia is not telling me which one is missing.

Keith
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sorry for accidental duplication, have deleted

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Emil

So as regards your suggestion that IE, Google Chrome etc, not removing older versions, do we know for sure that this is what is happening? Or is it just one of these things that most Browsers (including Firefox someone told me) register Insecurities? I've done all my Micrsosoft Updates and it makes no difference. I can live with it. I certainly dont want to waste lots of time messing with IE explorer files trying to find old versions, unless we know definitively that this is the cause. My Secunia report says the problems are unfixable anyway! So for the moment Im inclinded to believe it.
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Linzdog , sorry about the typo , a friend refers to himself like that ; Hello again Lindzog ,

In case Emil is busy , while waiting , perhaps you could say whether you have any programmes in the PSI "insecure" tab or whether you are referring to the "secure browsing tab".

If it is the latter check this thread for more details :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/359...

Anthony

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BITSTREAM RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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I am not that great with computers, but I have found that you need to download the Adobe Unistaller, from the Adobe Website, uninstall the Flash Player using their uninstaller then download and install the newest version of Adobe Flash Player. Go to this link: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

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lindzog RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Hello Anthony

tks for the reply. Yes it is indeed the latter. Ive read the other thread and as as a result will just leave matters be.

BTW, Im so named because I am from the planet Zog, where we solved such issues many light years ago. However due to a faulty update in our time-space software we have regressed and now seek the answer once again. It is not 42.
In due course you may take me to your leader.

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Now its gone to the stupidity stage.

Today Sun 28th I was trying to look at a Weather Surf Cam and I had to install
MS Silver-light which I have installed.

I had to uninstall it then reinstall the latest version of Silver-light.
Good now I can watch the Surf Cam

Next thing on to Secunia OH I just remembered I wanted to check some thing
Last time I ran Secunia nothing was Insecure yet down the bottom it told me I had to install Adobe etc

As soon as I opened there are my graphs all there and all back dated as usual.

If any one can explain this go ahead.

With the Adobe you have to go to their WWW and get the link to remove the old program correctly then get the link to Reinstall it again
THEN you might have to uninstall Java then Reinstall it again
Then Uninstall Silver light (Via Add & Remove) its a MS program
Then reinstall it again.
All I can say is try it to see what happens.

If every thing fails CONTACT ADOBE direct by phone all country numbers listed at their site its just a matter of seek and ye shall find.
I was going to ring them on Mon as I am getting fed up with programs telling me to install Adobe when I all ready have the latest version.

Keith
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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Now then Keith , are you trying to be too clever as in smart ??

You haven't mentioned crossing fingers and toes , bowing to the moon , kicking a black cat , walking under a ladder and smiling at the Windows Wizard , have you ?? And what ever else !!

Apart from the long shadow of coincidence , perhaps Secunia can throw a bit of coloured Light on the subject , if you do a mind transfer with them tomorrow .

Good call :)

Anthony

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gsmart RE: Insecure what is happening its gone crazy BEWARE
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Anthony

Now that is one thing I did not try, the reason is because of the language difference I dont think the pure Aussie swearing slang translates in any language.

Now if I had a program that I could talk to it might solve a few other issues I would like to sort out. Especially if there is a overseas call service center, or a service contact take a week or more to answer a simple HOW TO question.

No names I wanted to check if I was updated to the latest paid progrram. There reply was so confusing it has taken me four replies to understand what to do even then their answer is only suitable for computer Whiz Kids. I found it myself in about three simple steps.

I am trying to think of a Maxwell Smarts replies but nothing comes to mind.


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