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Forum Thread: have we not reached unacceptable limits ?

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wolfgang glagla have we not reached unacceptable limits ?
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Hi, I do not recall any other program harassing users over such a long period, a paradox, catch22: a maximum threat, rendering all applications useless, if uninstalled. Going off line is not the answer either ! PSI is really of great service, here, to show the way out But Patching does not help,either. I am using Windows XP SP3, an IBM Thinkpad, Mozilla 3.6.8. For now I have taken Flash Player 10.x off my machine .... thank you !

Leendert Kip have we not reached unacceptable limits ?
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Last edited on 28th Jul, 2010 12:22
on 28th Jul, 2010 11:42, wolfgang glagla wrote:
Hi, I do not recall any other program harassing users over such a long period, a paradox, catch22: a maximum threat

I agree with you and the same problem regularly occurred with Adobe PDF Reader. Therefore I now use Foxit Reader for reading/printing PDF-docs. As far as I know there is no other solution for Adobe Flash. The problems for updating
Flash are now solved by the automatic update process in the latest PSI version,
which is still beta but works OK.


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thedillpickl RE: have we not reached unacceptable limits ?
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Hi wolfgang glagla;

Welcome to the Secunia forum.

There are a lot of issues with Flash Player, Adobe has been plagued with problems for quite awhile. To be fair, it is not entirely their fault. As you know, there is no real replacement for Flash. That means the 'bad guys' only have to focus on the one program to hack this way.

Leendert Kip mentions using Foxit Reader as a replacement for Adobe Reader (as do I). While less prone to vulnerabilities, Foxit has had some security problems (that have been fixed). This shows, that as a program becomes more widely used, it becomes more attractive to those 'bad guys'.

Here's the download link to the TP PSI that Leendert refers to: http://secunia.com/PSISetupAUTP.exe On my two machines, it does a wonderful job of automatically updating Adobe Flash. (It has only happened once.)

If you try the new "Auto-Updates" feature, note that only installed programs (that are available to auto-update) will be shown in the "Auto Updates" tab. If you have completely removed Flash, you will have to install it again to be able to select it.

Use caution setting your Firefox browser to auto update in TP PSI. There have been problems letting it auto update Firefox. It downloads the English version only and has removed custom search engine settings. See this thread: http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/482...

I'm hoping you're not frustrated with all this. After all, we want to use our computers, not serve them!


Regards;

Fred

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mogs RE: have we not reached unacceptable limits ?
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Hello wolfgang.
Just to add, that if you do decide to come/go the Auto update way.....
PDF XChange Viewer 2.0.52.0 then becomes an option for you to consider, as it is also available within the TP for processing.
Regards,

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