navigation bar left navigation bar right

Secunia CSI7
navigation left tab Advisories navigation right tab
navigation left tab Research navigation right tab
navigation left tab Forums navigation right tab
navigation left tab Create Profile navigation right tab
navigation left tab Our Commitment navigation right tab
PSI
PSI API
CSI
OSI
xSI
Vulnerabilities
Programs
Open Discussions
My Threads
Create Thread
Statistics
About

Forum Thread: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI

You are currently viewing a forum thread in the Secunia Community Forum. Please note that opinions expressed here are not of Secunia but solely reflect those of the user who wrote it.

This thread was submitted in the following forum:
PSI

This thread has been marked as locked.
mtodorov2 Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Member 6th Mar, 2010 02:50
Ranking: 1
Posts: 14
User Since: 26th Oct, 2009
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A
Hi, all!

You are most likely aware of the recommended (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html) reboot after uninstalling Flash 10, before an upgrade to i.e. 10.0.45.2.

It is recommended to check for "Delete on Reboot" items in "Show Details" window of uninstall_flash_player.exe uninstaller. (And reboot before proceeding to new install).

However, on some machines there weren't any. It would be interesting to see what was the difference, since reboots slow are quite awkward here :-(

After turning off everything else, what was left was to turn off PSI itself.

I was able to reproduce that psi.exe locks Flash10a,b,c,d,e.ocx ActiveX control from C:\WINDOWS\System32\Macromed\Flash directory, and that by each time psi.exe was exited, clean uninstall would follow. That is, reboot was not required.

However, I couldn't remember of a good way to gracefully shutdown psi.exe from a script, and restart it at it's end.

I couldn't think of a way to make psi.exe unlock Flash10e.ocx either.

Any help would be welcome!

Thanks,
mt

wr RE: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Contributor 6th Mar, 2010 03:17
Score: 308
Posts: 739
User Since: 30th Mar 2008
System Score: 100%
Location: US
Hi motodorov2 & welcome to the Forum

If you're asking how to exit the PSI to unlock the files--
in the system tray(near the clock) right click the PSI icon this
will open a box with 4 options--left click the EXIT option--
this will close the PSI & unlock the ocx files so the uninstall will
be incomplete. I do recommend a reboot & rescan before doing
the install of the new FP to insure ALL files were deleted.
Hope this helps.

Regards, wr


--
HP Pavilion Slimline s3020n
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32 bit
AMD 64 Athlon X2
Firefox 31.2.0 ESR
The weakest link of a computer system is always sitting in front of the monitor.
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
mtodorov2 RE: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Member 6th Mar, 2010 04:20
Score: 1
Posts: 14
User Since: 26th Oct 2009
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A
Last edited on 6th Mar, 2010 04:22
on 6th Mar, 2010 03:17, wr wrote:
Hi motodorov2 & welcome to the Forum

If you're asking how to exit the PSI to unlock the files--
in the system tray(near the clock) right click the PSI icon this
will open a box with 4 options--left click the EXIT option--
this will close the PSI & unlock the ocx files so the uninstall will
be incomplete. I do recommend a reboot & rescan before doing
the install of the new FP to insure ALL files were deleted.
Hope this helps.

Regards, wr


Hi wr,

It must have been that I missed to emphasize strong enough that I want to upgrade Flash player from script. This means that I would try to avoid reboots as much as I can.

Currently I use clumsy construct:

C:\ IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe" taskkill /IM psi.exe
C:\ uninstall_flash_player.exe /s
C:\ IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe" "C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe"

Uninstall can be reliably verified by (I use Win XP SP3 box):

C:\ dir C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 7082-CE3F

Directory of C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

06.03.2010 04:09 <DIR> .
06.03.2010 04:09 <DIR> ..
24.08.2006 08:35 5.412 KB923789.inf
1 File(s) 5.412 bytes
2 Dir(s) 47.896.227.840 bytes free

Rescan from PSI never disagreed with contents of this directory, AFAIK.

However, the script above "hangs" in re-start of PSI: it won't go to background and the script stops until psi.exe is exited manually. This is not good.

Thanks,
mt
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
wr RE: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Contributor 6th Mar, 2010 04:31
Score: 308
Posts: 739
User Since: 30th Mar 2008
System Score: 100%
Location: US
Sorry but my expertise with a computer basically ends with point & click--

sometimes I even get that confused with point & shoot--a camera not a weapon.

Good luck, wr.

--
HP Pavilion Slimline s3020n
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32 bit
AMD 64 Athlon X2
Firefox 31.2.0 ESR
The weakest link of a computer system is always sitting in front of the monitor.
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
mtodorov2 RE: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Member 6th Mar, 2010 04:35
Score: 1
Posts: 14
User Since: 26th Oct 2009
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A
on 6th Mar, 2010 04:31, wr wrote:
Sorry but my expertise with a computer basically ends with point & click--

sometimes I even get that confused with point & shoot--a camera not a weapon.

Good luck, wr.


Don't worry. I'm not very skilled in MS Win programming either. This is mostly copy & paste from manual page.

Maybe somebody hops with an idea or hint.

Thanks anyway,
mt


Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0
ackhh RE: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Member 10th Mar, 2010 13:58
Score: 3
Posts: 6
User Since: 10th Mar 2010
System Score: N/A
Location: DE
You may wish to try the following:

Contents of .cmd (or .bat) file:

---cut here, not part of the script---
start /wait tskill psi
start /wait "C:\uninstall_flash_player.exe /s"
"C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe"
---cut here, not part of the script---

Was this reply relevant?
+1
-0
mtodorov2 RE: Adobe Flash player Flash10d.ocx issue with PSI
Member 11th Mar, 2010 10:11
Score: 1
Posts: 14
User Since: 26th Oct 2009
System Score: N/A
Location: N/A
Ungracefully exiting psi.exe doesn't feel right.

I am returning back to manual Exit via menus.
Was this reply relevant?
+0
-0

This thread has been marked as locked.


 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


Secunia is a member of FIRST Secunia is a member of EDUcause Secunia is a member of The Open Group Secunia is a member of FS-ISAC
 
Secunia © 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability - Disclaimer
follow Secunia on Facebook follow Secunia on Twitter follow Secunia on LinkedIn follow Secunia on YouTube follow Secunia Xing follow Secunias RSS feed follow Secunia on Google+