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Flicker Macro media Flash Player
Member 5th Sep, 2010 18:18
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Secunia PSI indicates that I have two End of Life Programs on my system called Macromedia Flash Player 8.x (Zombie file). Is this a dangerous file , and if so how do I get rid of it.

Maurice Joyce RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Last edited on 5th Sep, 2010 18:32
Best to get rid of them.

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 entries like
FLASH8 D.OCX - Right click & delete it/them.

FLASH10 i. OCX - This is the latest version which should be retained.

Complete a full rescan. Has that cleared the problem?





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max2010 RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Maurice:

Thanks for your response.

My System:

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max2010 RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Maurice:

Thanks for your response. I was previously Registered as, and you responded to Flicker. However I couldn't recall my password and had to re-register.

My System:

HP Pavilion Elite
O/S: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit SP2
2.50ghz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4650
Ram: 8 Gigs Dual Channel DDR3
Audio ; Realtek High Def Audio

I have navigated the paths you suggested and found the following;

HP(C:)\windows\system32- Found Nothing

HP:(C:)\windows\sysWOW64\Macromed\Flash, where I found the following files:

Flash 10i.ocx 5928KB
Flash Install 26KB
flashplayer.xpt 1KB
FlashUti10i_Active X.dll 305KB
FlashUtil10i_ActiveX 228KB
FlashUtil10i_plugin 228KB
install 36KB
NPSWF32.dll 5830KB

Found no instances of FlashD.ocx or any other reference.

There seems to be nothing to delete, but PSI Auto Update advises it found instances of the previously mentioned (Zombie Files). I also scanned my system with Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy, as well as my anti-virus, neither program found anything. Is there anything else I can do to confirm the existence of and subsequently delete these supposed Zombie Files.

Again Thanks for you response.


Max
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Max,
Your main Flash looks OK - U must have one embedded somewhere or on another drive.

Can U please give me the paths of the files found by PSI?

FINDING A FILE PATH - ALL PSI VERSIONS EXCEPT VERSION 2 (BETA)

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, use or switch to the ADVANCED interface, then :

1 Click on the + sign of the programme to "expand' it.
2 Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file. (Copy (CTRL+C) & paste (CTRL+V) the Installation Path of the file back to the Forum if U are unsure what to do next.

PSI VERSION 2 (BETA)

From the DASHBOARD page click on RESULTS.

1. This will show U the file that is vulnerable.
2. Click the + sign next to the file.
3. This will reveal the path.
4. Highlight it then copy (CTRL+C) & then paste (CTRL+V) that path back to the Forum if U do not know what to do next.


Update 4 20:22 03/09/2010



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max2010 RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Maurice:

Thanks again for your continue attempts to assist. After I sent the previous message, I did some more checking and found and deleted the files in question. Upon re-scanning everything is clear and I'm 100% again.

Your help and direction were timely and right On.

Again thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Emil,
Max has changed is log on so cannot close this. Can U please do that to prevent more silly tag ons?

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TiMow RE: Macro media Flash Player
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Last edited on 7th Sep, 2010 10:28
Hi Max

(Sorry Maurice, one more tag on before it's locked)

On the off-chance you use Firefox - there is place for stored passwords:

Tools>Options>Security tab>Saved Passwords>Show Passwords.

Unfortunately only available if you have previously ticked the check box "Remember passwords for sites" (on l.h.s.).

If you haven't then this wont help you now, but worth bearing in mind for the future.

TiMow

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