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Forum Thread: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !

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barbareska Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
Member 12th Aug, 2010 12:49
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Hi,
IŽve already deleted the programm but the secunia scan still says - an unsecure and old programm threatens my pc - the above mentioned AFPl 10.x -
please help me - I cannot understand the scan,
regards barbareska

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Member 12th Aug, 2010 12:56
Hi,

If you are confused about what the PSI is detecting, try clicking the "+" next to a program entry. This will expand the entry.
The field "Installation Field" shows where the file causing the alert is located.

hope this helps.
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michaelsalis RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Last edited on 12th Aug, 2010 19:17
hi Barbareska

Adobe Flash was updated this week so it will show as insecure until you download the new version.

Flash must be installed on your computer for psi to work properly and for you to view many websites.

Click on the + sign next to the entry for Flash and psi will take you to the download.

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Hello barbareska ,

If you are still having trouble , as you would expect Maurice Joyce has the help and all the answers you need in this thread ;-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/508...

You might want to try the latest Test version of the PSI (that he mentions) as the new "auto-updates" tab covers Flash ; however , be careful as it loads International versions only - which is fine for things like Flash , but , for example , you would get an English version of Firefox and not a German one , so you might lose German programme settings (this has happened) .

Hope you are keeping in good health and still enjoying Austria .

Anthony

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barbareska RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Hi Anthony,
IŽve copied the MauriceŽs long answer, will it print out and then I can say if I can do it;
but in the meantime the scan showed another problem - the unsecure internet explorer 8 - my question is: can I delete the IE - since quite a time I use Mozilla Firefox,
thanks for your help and kind regards !
barbareska

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Last edited on 12th Aug, 2010 21:06

Hi again Barbareska ,

The simple answer is NO as Windows uses the embedded (built-in) engine of IE and it is critical to your computer , much the same way the Secunia PSI relies on it to scan . The "vulnerability" should only show in the "secure browsing" tab for IE versions 6 , 7 and 8 and is fairly minor ; Windows do not plan to patch the problem . It might be fixed in the IE9 when it comes out ; you'll get it with Windows 7 but they won't put it on my XP SP3 (so I am told) . If IE is in the "insecure" tab , you are missing an update and it needs fixing .

I keep IE updated wit all Windows patches , etc. but never use it . I run Firefox with lots of pretty add-ons and I like Chrome very much for lots of reasons ; one being that it has it's own "embedded" version of Flash in the browser which updates itself :)).

So leave things as they are and just make sure to update Flash (ActiveX) for IE and Flash (NPAPI) for Firefox as per MJ's instructions . Remember , if you look at the PSI Test version 1.9.0.2 , just make sure you do not tick the "auto-update" box for Firefox nor any other programme you have which is the German version .

Hope that is clear enough , ask again if it is not .

Anthony


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barbareska RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Hi again,
thanks a lot - that was straight and clear and I do understand it,
regards barbareska

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Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Great :))

Come back here if you still need help with anything .

Take care

Anthony

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barbareska RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Thank you, IŽll do,
regards barbareska

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barbareska RE: Adobe Flash Player 10.x. again !
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Thank you, IŽll do,
regards barbareska

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