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Forum Thread: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version

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blue-ant Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
Member 19th Feb, 2010 17:28
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Hi,

I have a problem with a Adobe Flash Player 9.x warning, which I cannot resolve. I use Secunia in the advanced mode. Got this infos:

Erkannte Version:
9.0.115.0 (NPAPI)

Installationspfad:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Device Central CS4\Required\Opera\program\plugins\NPSWF32.dll

I tried already uninstall_flash_player.exe. The problem remains. How can I clean up?

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Anthony Wells RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Hello blue-ant ,

If you use the saerch facility at the top of the thread listings ->Programs->Adobe-> select a part of your product , you should find some help .

If I remember correctly , there is a suggested workaround to take the up to date version 10.0.45.2 of NPSWF32.dll from the "System32\Macromed\Flash\ .." folder and replace the old one ; NB : I am not technical so you would best get expert advice before proceeding .

I believe Adobe also recommend using your program's "help" tab dropdown menu and select "check for updates" .

I cannot remember (again) anyone reporting back heir success or failure to the Forum.

Let us know how you get on .

Anthony

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lmacri RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Hi blue-ant:

Just a thought, but the Flash Player Uninstaller will not work correctly if you have any application running that uses the Flash Player (e.g., web browsers, instant messengers, etc.). There are also different versions of the uninstaller depending on your OS and Flash Player version.

Check out the Adobe tech note at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html for further info or to find the correct uninstaller for your system.

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blue-ant RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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I got the right version from this link you noted and I closed everything before running the uninstaller:)

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blue-ant RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Last edited on 19th Feb, 2010 18:09
on 19th Feb, 2010 17:57, Anthony Wells wrote:
Hello blue-ant ,

If you use the saerch facility at the top of the thread listings ->Programs->Adobe-> select a part of your product , you should find some help .

Anthony

Sorry, I don't understand, what to do... and where...

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Anthony Wells RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Last edited on 19th Feb, 2010 20:20
Top left this page in box above "log-in" are blue links , click programs ; at the top of the new page above the threads is an "empty box" to the right a box showing programs and then a search link/button ; below is a box showing "select vendor" with a blue arrow to the right which gives you a dropdown menu of vendors , select Adobe and then pick your product in the menu of the box below from it's menu . Click search and you get related threads . You may need to try different names of products from the listing .

Hope that is clear now.

Anthony


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blue-ant RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Thanks. I found an answer. I downloaded Adobe Flash Player, installed it and searched for the file NPSWF32.dll. Then I replaced the vulnerable file, which was much older. I also replaced NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe the same way.

The Secunia System has now a score of 100% but the graphics are not shown anymore. There is written, that I should download Flash for Internet Explorer, what I did, but still no graphics.

Help?

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wr RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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@blue-ant

Sometimes a reboot/rescan is necessary.

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ddmarshall RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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The uninstaller may schedule the deletion of files for the next restart. It is possible that you have accidently deleted the ActiveX if you did not restart after running the uninstaller, and then restarted after reinstalling.
Quote from Adobe website:

Internet Explorer users may have to reboot to clear all uninstalled Flash Player ActiveX control files. If you're not certain, select the "Show Details" button in the Flash Player uninstaller. If there are any log lines that begin with "Delete on Reboot..." then you'll need to reboot BEFORE running the Flash Player installer again.



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blue-ant RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
Member 20th Feb, 2010 09:54
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Ah yes, I forgot to reboot. Now everything is ok, got 100% and the graphics.

PS: I just discovered that Firefox 3.6 is not secure and ther is even no solution. Boah... and I thought... Which Fx version is secure?

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Anthony Wells RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Bonjour blue-ant ,

Good to hear you are sorted ; Ff v 3.5.8 and 3.0.18 are (supposedly) secure for browsing .

A plus
Anthony

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TiMow RE: Can't remove a flash player 9.x version
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Just to add:

Just downgraded Ff from 3.6 to 3.5.8, and re-scanned PSI - showing green in Secure browsing - no threats.

Adequate solution for now.

TiMow

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