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Forum Thread: How do I uninstall Macromedia Flash Player 7

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halvit How do I uninstall Macromedia Flash Player 7
Member 21st Sep, 2010 19:03
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Secunia had insecure programs:
Macromedia Flash Player 7 listed 1 time
Adobe Flash Player 10 listed 3 times

I installed Adobe Flash player 10 in Firefox and Internet exployer and then I re-ran Secunia and found :
Macromedia Flash Player 7 still listed
Adobe Flash Player 10 listed 2 times. Only 1 was removed

Next I went to the Website suggested and ran Adobe Uninstall and all of Adobe Flash Players 10 were removed from Secunia but Macromedia Flash Player 7 is still listed as insecure. I went to START/SEARCH and cannot find Macromedia Flash Player 7 listed on my C: Drive in Windows XP SP3. How do I get rid of this?

I have not yet re-installed Adobe Flash Player 10 since I uninstalled it.

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halvit

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TiMow RE: How do I uninstall Macromedia Flash Player 7
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If it hasn't been removed with the Adobe Uninstall Flash (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html), then there's a chance it may be an embedded version bundled with another program.

What is the Installation Path? In Insecure or End-of-Life tab (Advanced mode) click on "[+]" on l.h.s. of it's listing - highlight and copy (Ctrl+C) the path, and post that back on your next reply (Ctrl+V).

Have you also double checked it's not present in Add/Remove Programs (Control Panel)?- unlikely.

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halvit RE: How do I uninstall Macromedia Flash Player 7
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I followed your advice and went to advanced Secunia and found file FLASH.ocx in System 32. I saved the file just in case I needed it, on another drive, but that corrected the problem. I then worked with other insecure files that I found in Secunia ADVANCED. That is why I was slow answering you. Everything is fine now.

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halvit

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Maurice Joyce RE: How do I uninstall Macromedia Flash Player 7
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U will never need an old OCX file. Reinstalling it anywhere at a later date will recreate a vulnerability.

Much better to completely delete it off your system.

Flash elements are not required to make Windows work so it is perfectly safe to complete the delete.



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