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Forum Thread: Adobe Flash Player 10.x

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Adobe Flash Player 10.x

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Flicker Adobe Flash Player 10.x
Member 12th Jun, 2010 15:34
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Secunia PSI scan List this program twice as insecure. I used Secunia's automatic patch download, and installed same, on rescan got same result. Does anyone know why this is happening.

Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x
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Last edited on 12th Jun, 2010 16:12
Edit: It is listed twice because U will note PSI are showing U two different paths - this is normal.

If U are having problems try this - works every time.

UPDATING ADOBE FLASH
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Works with Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64 Bit systems.

To successfully install Adobe Flash go here:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

& then here if U have any Gecko based browsers.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

The latest RC version is:10.1.53.64 RC7 - This version is very stable monitored by Secunia & currently the only one that appears secure

1. Select the Flash version U require, download & SAVEit/them to desktop.
2. The installer will appear on the desk top. Before agreeing to install close:
a. All Browsers.
b. PSI
c. Windows Messenger.

3. The new install will then remove all old files during the update process.
4. Complete a PSI rescan & all should be in order.

POSSIBLE PROBLEMS.
++++++++++++++++++

If U failed to complete 2. above U may well find PSI still shows a vulnerability on the rescan.

SOLUTION

1. Double check your browser(s),PSI & Messenger are closed.
2. Navigate to:
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 or E.OCX - Right click & delete it.
FLASH10H.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.


SOLUTION 2

1. Check the path to the vulnerability.

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.

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 8.

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Maurice

Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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lmacri RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x
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Flicker:

There is a similar thread in the Programs forum at http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/446... that may also have some helpful suggestions.

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Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * NIS 2013 v. 20.4.0.40 * IE 9 * FF v. 29.0 * PSI v. 2.0.0.3003
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