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wapanap OSI misidentifies Flash files
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I am running the 32bit version of IE8 on a Win7 64bit installation. The latest scan I did tells me I should update the Flash10k.ocx file which it thinks I have on my system. But I do not have this file. The file I actually have in the relevant directory is in fact Flash64_10_2_161.ocx which is part of a beta version of Flash for 64bit browsers.

Maurice Joyce RE: OSI misidentifies Flash files
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OSI has found it somewhere.

REMOVE OLD ADOBE (FORMERLY MACROMEDIA) OCX FILES.

If Flash was running when an update was attempted it will not remove all of the old (and vulnerable) files.

To remove these files:

COMPLETELY EXIT (using Task Manager if necessary):

a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail
d. All Adobe products
e. PSI unless using Version 2 BETA.

Now navigate to here:

32 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

64 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\sysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

In these locations U may well find these entries:
FLASH10K or other extensions.OCX - Right click & delete it/them.

FLASH10L.OCX - The latest version (10.1.102.64) which should be retained.

Empty the Recycle Bin (or remove any Flash items from the bin) complete a full PSI rescan & all will be in order.

If U want to double check Flash is working & the version installed click here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Update 3 10:42 12/11/2010



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Maurice

Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
16GB RAM
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