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Forum Thread: Labeled Threat by Secunia

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Adobe Systems
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Adobe Flash Player 10.x

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Gnortsevil Labeled Threat by Secunia
Member 20th May, 2010 19:20
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I have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player--just downloaded it--yet Secunia keeps telling me it needs patching and is a threat. What do I do now?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
Handling Contributor 20th May, 2010 19:45
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UPDATING ADOBE FLASH
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Works with Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64 Bit systems.

Adobe may warn U that it cannot install because Flash is in use & will then terminate the install. Just close all your browsers & PSI & retry.

Advanced users just need to install the new version(s),then find the old OCX file(s) & zap it. The browsers & PSI must remain closed to complete the action.

The default file locations for deletions are:
32 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\system32\Macromedia\Flash
64 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\sysWOW64\Macromedia\Flash

In these locations U may well find these entries:
FLASH10D.OCX - Right click & delete it.
FLASH10E.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.
If U are using Beta/RC the latest version is H.


Others may wish to take a longer route to successfully remove a vulnerability from Adobe Flash you should:

1. Download & use the Flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

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

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(The PSI overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule. It may also be in the Recycle Bin.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/7... (I strongly advise U not to select the Beta version unless an advanced user). The latest stable & secure version is: 10.0.45.2

4A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire... (Again, I strongly advise U select the stable & secure version: 10.0.45.2)

Optional Extra's
++++++++++++++++

Security.
Adobe also have a very bad habit of changing your Flash settings each time they plug vulnerabilities. To change the security settings to your liking & regain control of your PC click here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

Click each tab U see & change the settings to your security requirements.

Bloat ware.
If you used the Adobe site, rather than FileHippo to update you will also find they try or have installed an unnecessary Download Manager.

It is bloat ware by a third party Company called NOS. If found I would uninstall it via Add/Remove.

If this post has solved your problem could you please select the ACCEPT option. This will lock the thread and stop you & I from receiving unnecessary update emails.

Revision 6.


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Maurice

Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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Gnortsevil RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
Member 21st May, 2010 03:09
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Answer is a tad too complicated for the average user, which I am. Is there a simpler solution? I have the latest version of Adoobe Flash. Can I now just delete those OCX files?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
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Yes - my previous posts tells U where they are.

The default file locations for deletions are:
32 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\system32\Macromedia\Flash
64 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\sysWOW64\Macromedia\Flash

In these locations U may well find these entries:
FLASH10D.OCX - Right click & delete it.
FLASH10E.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.
If U are using Beta/RC the latest version is H.



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taffy078 RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
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Last edited on 21st May, 2010 08:22
Gnortsevil - the solution might look too complicated but it's not, imho.

It's very long but that's because there are so many steps we have to take to resolve issues caused by Adobe Flash, Reader et al.
Adobe upgrade a program because of security issues but then their update process doesn't remove the old program - so the threat quietly stays in place.

When I came across Secunia, my first scan showed about thirty threats, half of which were old Adobe programs!

So, as a less-than-average user, I suggest you persevere. It's really worth it - you'll soon get used to the procedures as you'll need to do them regularly!


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Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003
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Gnortsevil RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
Member 21st May, 2010 13:37
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Thanks for the continued help. As you suggested, I went to Flash subfolder and found FLASH10D.OCS AND FLASH10E.OCX.

I don't have a FLASH10H.OCX.

I don't know if I should delete both D and E or leave one. Or download another version.

What if I just uninstall what I now have and reinstall the latest version from the Adobe website, although I downloaded the latest version from that website two days ago.

Again, thanks.

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Gnortsevil RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
Member 21st May, 2010 13:38
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Thanks for the continued help. As you suggested, I went to Flash subfolder and found FLASH10D.OCS AND FLASH10E.OCX.

I don't have a FLASH10H.OCX.

I don't know if I should delete both D and E or leave one. Or download another version.

What if I just uninstall what I now have and reinstall the latest version from the Adobe website, although I downloaded the latest version from that website two days ago.

Again, thanks.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
Handling Contributor 21st May, 2010 14:07
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Last edited on 21st May, 2010 14:08
As my post states:

FLASH10D.OCX - Right click & delete it.
FLASH10E.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.

Rescan & Flash will be OK.


If U have 10E will not have 10H.

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Gnortsevil RE: Labeled Threat by Secunia
Member 21st May, 2010 15:59
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Okay. Your solution worked fine. Many thanks for all the time and effort you spent on this issue. It's appreciated.



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