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szellin Secunia psi does not recognize update on computer
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Last edited on 11th Aug, 2010 03:50

Secunia has Mozilla Firefox listed 3 times as needing update. 3.6.2, 3.6.6 and 3.6.8. I have update 3.7.8 on the computer long ago. I rescan and the list remains as a security threat. what can I do to get this thing straightened out?

The same is happening with threat on adobe flash player 10.x. Four listings that will not go away after update.

I have uninstalled all Secunia programs, removed Secunia from start. Then reinstalled Secunia PSI. Even before I do a scan the complete list that I tried to delete earlier reappears. i do a scan and nothing changes.

Thanks, Sy

Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia psi does not recognize update on computer
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This will fix Flash.
UPDATING STANDALONE ADOBE FLASH
===============================
Works with Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64 Bit systems.

If U have PSI version 1.9.0.2 installed have U tried the auto update feature?

OR

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

& then here if U have any Gecko based (Firefox etc) browsers.

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

The latest version is:10.1.53.64

1. Download & SAVE it to desktop.
2. The installer will appear on the desk top. Before agreeing to install check these programmes are closed:
a. All Browsers.
b. PSI.
c. Windows Messenger.
d. Incredimail.
e. Adobe Free Reader.

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

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 all items listed in 2. above 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/them.
FLASH10H.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.


SOLUTION 2

1. Check the path to the vulnerability.

If PSI has found 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. (Fairly important if U care to check what Adobe attempt to store on a PC)
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.(Very important if U dislike totally useless programmes installed on your PC)
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.

Update 12 18:07 22/07/2010





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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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Anthony Wells RE: Secunia psi does not recognize update on computer
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@Maurice Joyce ,

Adobe Flash has just gone to version 10.1.82.76 .

Re Firefox version 3.6.8 is secure , all older 3.6.x versions are vulnerable .

Anthony

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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia psi does not recognize update on computer
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Last edited on 11th Aug, 2010 19:32
@szellin

Sorry Anthony is absolutely correct. I cannot edit my first post so here it is with the correct file details.

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

If U have PSI version 1.9.0.2 installed have U tried the auto update feature?

OR

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

& then here if U have any Gecko based (Firefox etc) browsers.

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

The latest version is:10.1.82.76

1. Download & SAVE it to desktop.
2. The installer will appear on the desk top. Before agreeing to install check these programmes are closed:
a. All Browsers.
b. PSI.
c. Windows Messenger.
d. Incredimail.
e. Adobe Free Reader.

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

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 all items listed in 2. above 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 or H.OCX - Right click & delete it/them.
FLASH10i.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.


SOLUTION 2

1. Check the path to the vulnerability.

If PSI has found 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. (Fairly important if U care to check what Adobe attempt to store on a PC)
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.(Very important if U dislike totally useless programmes installed on your PC)
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.

Update 13 17:11 11/08/2010





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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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