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taffy078 Facebook Photo Uploader threat
Contributor 20th Feb, 2010 09:27
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I've just posted a problem trying to fix an issue that PSI found in a scan.
I posted it in "Vulnerabilities" which on reflection is wrong. If anyone can help me on the problem I'd be grateful - as always!
PS Secunia - I clicked on the "Vulnerabilities" link after reading this section but got the "404" (I think!) error.

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taffy078 RE: Facebook Photo Uploader threat
Contributor 20th Feb, 2010 15:45
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I've updated my thread in the Vulnerabilities forum, rather than have two threads going. I tried to delete this but can't.

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wlls2 RE: Facebook Photo Uploader threat
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Use "Disk Cleanup" in Windows making sure to check the box next to "Downloaded Program Files", this will remove the "Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control", rerun SPSI and you'll find the alert is gone.

Hope this helps.


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Member 25th Feb, 2010 08:53
Last edited on 25th Feb, 2010 10:59 Hi

ActiveX Controls is located in "C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\"

On Windows XP and Vista:
Looking in this folder will NOT display the files the PSI detects. Instead, use the Command Prompt to see the content of the folder and locate the insecure files.
If a Solution Download link is not available and you can't replace the old files with the patched one, a possible solution could be to remove the insecure files from the system, and let the website that needs them install the needed files next time you visit the page that uses the ActiveX Control. Please note that deleting files may cause some programs to loose functionality

Command Prompt Guide:

(On Windows XP only)

Go to "Start" -> "All Programs" -> "Accessories" -> "Command Prompt"

(On Windows Vista only)

Go to "Start" -> "All Programs" -> "Accessories" ->, right click the "Command Prompt" Program and run as admin

A black windowbox should now appear.
Type: cd "c:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files\"

To see the content of the folder, type: dir

You should now be able to see the files with their filenames and file extension (such as .dll or .ocx)

To delete files type: del filename.fileextension
Example: del ActiveX.ocx

On Windows 7:
With Windows 7 you can now see the files as normal files (.dll, .ocx, etc.)
Simply replace the needed files or delete them if needed.
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taffy078 RE: Facebook Photo Uploader threat
Contributor 25th Feb, 2010 09:20
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Hi. Already sorted - please see my thread in Vulnerabilities. I tried to delete this thread but couldn't. Can Secunia lock it please so that no-one else wastes their time?

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Member 25th Feb, 2010 09:49
Last edited on 25th Feb, 2010 09:50 Hi,

We never lock/delete threads, simply because someone may still wish to post. True, they probably won't be helped unless they create their own thread (which is the recommended approach after trying the solutions presented in other threads), but it makes things simpler. Simply ignore the thread, and recommend that they create new threads.

The only time we remove threads/posts are to herd in spam. This is an open forum, and we try not to restrict chatter in any manner.

And yes, I saw your post. However, leaving it here will make it easier to find, the next time someone runs into this problem.
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taffy078 RE: Facebook Photo Uploader threat
Contributor 25th Feb, 2010 10:33
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thank you Emil.

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