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Nikilet Adobe Flash
Member 10th Nov, 2010 06:30
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Several days ago PSI showed Adobe Flash and Shockwave Players as insecure. I uninstalled both and installed the newer versions. PSI now shows no insecure items.

I also went to the test page for Adobe Flash and it shows that it is working properly.

However, 3 times now the window has popped up asking me to install Adobe Flash. Each time I have done so and it has shown that it was installed. Why does it keep coming up?

TiMow RE: Adobe Flash
Dedicated Contributor 10th Nov, 2010 07:40
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Last edited on 10th Nov, 2010 17:46
Hi Nikilet

Before you turn in for the night, and Maurice picks this up ....

What specifically are you doing to initiate the pop- up?

When my daughter plays some on-line games, they can't always run with the latest update of flash (and don't recognise it), and we get a similar message, because the game can only use an earlier version (and because that isn't found, it suggests downloading flash) - which I don't downgrade to - she just doesn't play that game.

If this isn't your scenario, you could try running the uninstall flash again,
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

not forgetting to close everything using flash before running (browsers, messenger, PSI 1.5.0.2)

and re-installing:

for IE
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

and other browser(s)
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

or wait if Maurice can shed some light.

TiMow

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Nikilet RE: Adobe Flash
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I wasn't playing games, at all. I was just online. I get a lot of health and home newsletters and I know the last time I was just clicking a link on one of those to take me to a related article.
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TiMow RE: Adobe Flash
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I didn't necessarily mean to imply that you were sat around"gaming", but just trying to present a scenario where I had encountered something similar.

Flash is used to display both moving and still graphics, so it could be vaguely possible that the same situation may have occurred when you clicked on a link - maybe not.

If you're happy that you're correctly and securely (for PSI) updated, and don't want to go to the trouble of un- and re-installing flash, then you may just have to grin and bear it, for the time being, until someone else may have an idea.

As and when this pop-up re-occurs, try to make a note of exactly what you were doing/looking at, at the time.

TiMow

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