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Forum Thread: 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218

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Adobe Reader 9.x

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Seadley 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218
Member 24th Aug, 2010 23:52
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Hello

After updating from 9.3.3.177 to 9.3.4.218 on my laptop and on my desktop, my desktop shows an insecure 9.3.3.177.

My laptop does not show this problem.

Both computers show in patched programs 9.3.4 and both show 9.3.4 in the control panel programs.

My laptop's OS W7 Home Premium 64 Bit upgrade.
Default browser Firefox 3.6.8.

My desktop's OS W7 Ultimate 64 Bit (clean install)
Default browser Chrome 6.0.472.41 Beta

For the desktop :
The open folder where Adobe Reader 9x was detected : (9.3.3.177)
E:\Adobe reader\Adobe\Reader 9.0\AcroRd32.exe

The installation path for 9.3.4.218 is :
E:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\AcroRd32.exe

The reference my lap top makes to the installation path for 9.3.4.218 is :
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

It looks as though I need to delete the open folder for 9.3.3.177. on my desktop

Can this folder just be deleted by right clicking on the folder and hitting delete? or is there a preferred way to solve this problem ?

I have scanned and re-scanned the desktop to see if the problem will resolve itself - no luck.

Any input will be appreciated.

Seadley



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Maurice Joyce RE: 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218
Handling Contributor 25th Aug, 2010 00:58
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What is the E drive used for? If it is a backup drive or reinstallation partition it can be safely ignored.

CREATING A GLOBAL IGNORE RULE
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1.Click on the SETTINGS tab>scroll to the bottom & click on CREATE IGNORE RULE

2.In the RULE NAME BOX insert the Drive detail - My Backup Drive for example.

3.In the RULE BOX type D:\ (in your case E:\). If it is the i386 folder use this - C:\windows\i386

4.Click SAVE IGNORE RULE>CLOSE

5.Carry out a full PSI rescan & all should be in order.

All hard drives will continue to be scanned by default but the result from the drives ignored will not be published.


Update 4 18:10 22/07/2010


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IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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Seadley RE: 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218
Member 25th Aug, 2010 01:40
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Thanks for the reply Maurice.
Your logical answer to the information I gave does not work for me as
I should have stated the E drive is a 2TB drive where I keep my programs.
I keep the OS on the C drive.
Also I am running W7 Ultimate on a Intel Pentium i7.

Any further ideas how to get rid of the 9.3.3 file?

Seadley



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Member 25th Aug, 2010 09:18
Hi,

Am I correct in understanding that your scan shows an instance of Adobe Reader in both your patched and insecure tabs? If this is the case, you do not need the insecure version for anything.

Otherwise, if you only have one entry, I suggest you try re-applying the patch, and running a full rescan.

hope this helps.
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ddmarshall RE: 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218
Dedicated Contributor 25th Aug, 2010 11:10
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You must have created the E:\Adobe Reader\ folder when you installed Adobe Reader in a non-standard location. It then appears that when you updated you either forgot to alter the installation path or were not offered the opportunity to do so. I would be a bit worried about some inconsistencies having been introduced. Have you run Abode Reader and checked which version is actually running with Help -> About Adobe Reader?

Consider uninstalling Adobe Reader in Control Panel, deleting the folders and reinstalling how you prefer.
Adobe have been tinkering with their updating process recently. How did you do the update: Check for updates in Adobe Reader Help or via the automatic updater?



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Seadley RE: 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218
Member 25th Aug, 2010 16:32
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Thanks EP
[quote=p24799]Hi,

Am I correct in understanding that your scan shows an instance of Adobe Reader in both your patched and insecure tabs? If this is the case, you do not need the insecure version for anything.

Yes this is the case. 9.3.3. shows in insecure.
9.3.4 shows in patched
I will try to carefully remove the 9.3.3. file


DDM : Initially, I was offered the opportunity to correct the installation path and installed AR 9x on E drive in July. I updated a few days ago, this is when the insecure listing showed up.
On checking Adobe Reader Help, I am running 9.3.4.
I downloaded via the automatic updater, discovered the error deleted the update and downloaded again from updates in Adobe Reader with the same result.

Again following your suggestions I uninstalled 9.3.4, deleted the 9.3.3 file and reinstalled 9.3.3 from the Adobe website and then updated to 9.3.4., then rescanned. This time everything was in the same place and there is only one instance of Adobe Reader on the computer, 9.3.4. Secunia says it is secure.

Thank you once again.

Now onto secure browsing. Is there such a thing as a secure browser according to Secunia ?

Great help as always. this should bring this thread to an end.

Sedaley



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Seadley RE: 9.3.3.177 shows as insecure after updating to 9.3.4.218
Member 25th Aug, 2010 16:36
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How do i close out this thread ?

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