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Tunaman Install Flash for Internet Explorer
Member 15th Jun, 2010 02:12
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I've made all the updates for the latest Adobe Flash Player and PSI shows that "Adobe Flash Player 10x" has been updated to version 10.1.53.64 for both the "NPAPI" and "ActiveX" components.

However, when I go to the "Overview" tab in PSI, I don't have the graphic displays and there's a message to: "Install Flash for Internet Explorer".

I have done this (at least 3 times) and using Internet Explorer, if I visit the Adobe Flash website, it shows me that Adobe Flash is working.

Why can't I get the graphic display on PSI?

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thedillpickl RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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Hi Tunaman;

Sounds like IE is 'hanging' on to the older version of Flash. The old .ocx (ActiveX) & .dll (NPAPI) files do not go away so easy (Adobe may be fixing this now, so don't quote me). PSI, if running, uses IE and will not 'release' the ActiveX.

The simplest thing would be to try a cold boot (power down computer). This will allow IE and anything else to call the new Flash files. After everything loads, start PSI and do a full scan.

If the old Flash files show as "Insecure" delete them. If you're unsure how or need further assistance, post back here.


Regards;

Fred

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puget1 RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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Last edited on 15th Jun, 2010 05:20
Had a similar problem with Flash. I used the file location (advanced mode)and upon finding the file that was no longer vaild used Ctrl A and deleted everything but the file holder. I then restarted. I then re-downloaded the " New Version" and low and behold the problem was solved. All it takes is one Dll to hang. and the replacement won't take it's place. It is what appears to be happening to me.

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Tunaman RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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Hi Fred,

Thanks for your post. I tried your "cold boot" suggestion and waited 2+ minutes with the power off. Unfortunately, no help.

I normally use Firefox, but if I run IE8 and go to Adobe's Flash website, it tells me and shows me that Flash is working properly in IE.

I also deleted the entire C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash folder before installing the new update. All the files in that folder are now dated 06/14/2010 and Secunia shows both Flash files (NPAPI and ActiveX) as patched and the latest version.

I also did a Registry scan using both CCleaner and RegSupremePro and "fixed" all found discrepancies.

Any other suggestions?

Many thanks.

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Tunaman RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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Hi puget1,

Thanks for your post. As I replied to Fred (AKA: thedillpickl), I had already tried your suggestion but it didn't help.

Any other ideas?

Thanks.
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TiMow RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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It could be a PSI problem, as opposed to flash.

Options you can consider:

1) From PSI tray icon>right click>reload interface; and/or right click>exit>then re-launch from All Programs (Start menu)

2) Uninstall PSI and re-install (v.1.5.0.2) - from top right of forum page.

Re. Flash:

Consider a different download site:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/
for IE (Active X)

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...
for other browsers (NPAPI)

Although this would mean running uninstall flash again.

Using the above links on XP, with PSI v.1.5.0.2, I have all showing as it should.

A couple of final (obvious) points to check (although as an established user these shouldn't have changed):

Security settings in IE and default browser settings.

I hope some of the above might help.

TiMow

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This user no longer exists RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
Member 15th Jun, 2010 15:34
Hi,

Please follow this exact procedure:
1) Download the flash installer to your disk
2) Close the PSI
3) Run the installer
4) Reboot
5) Re-run the PSI

Has this solved the issue?
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Tunaman RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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Hi TiMow,

Well, I'm not sure exactly which of your suggestions worked, but I did download the Flash players from FileHippo and, after uninstalling Flash (again!), re-installed Flash with the new downloads. I also changed my Security setting in IE to "Medium". NOTE: I had previously adjusted some of the Security settings in IE according to the instructions on Adobe's website, but their settings apparently weren't sufficient.

In any case, the Secunia status displays are now working.

Many thanks for your suggestions.

Regards,

Tunaman
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Tunaman RE: Install Flash for Internet Explorer
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Hi Emil,

Well, I didn't get a chance to try your suggestions as I was able to get the problem fixed just before your post arrived. Please see my reply to "TiMow".

Thanks anyway and if I ever have this problem again, I will give your suggestions a try.

Regards,

Tunaman
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