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Forum Thread: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x

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panderson Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
Member 10th Dec, 2010 14:43
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This is showing as an end of life. Followed instructions by clicking on download solution, rescanned and is still showed as a threat (5 times!). Decided to remove it, because I was getting nowhere. Got the following: can't remove, it is being used by another person or program. i closed everything down and still got the same message when I tried to delete it. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong and advise me on how I can get it right.
Location: C:\WINDOWS\system32\FLASH.ocx

Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Here U go. Works every time.

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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Woulouf RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Last edited on 10th Dec, 2010 16:09
on 10th Dec, 2010 14:47, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Here U go. Works every time.

REMOVE OLD ADOBE (FORMERLY MACROMEDIA) OCX FILES.



Hi,

you have to know that in some cases, old versions of flash are needed to run some programs.

For example, HP Solution Center software installs and runs Flash V9 (activeX)

For these people who have a HP printer with a recent driver software, removing the old activeX component will cause some problems with HP Solution Center.

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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Thanks Maurice. Uninstalled it, it is not showing, file has gone, but PSI says it is still there and still a threat. Can't install newer version cos Adobe are now carrying out maintenance on the site. It has downloaded to me: install_flash-player-ax(9).exe. You can see how many times it's been downloaded! Sent all previous downloads of it to recycle bin and emptied bin. Looks like a waiting game now.
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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Thanks for that, I do have HP printer and have had probs with it since trying to do what PSI recommends.
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Woulouf RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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on 10th Dec, 2010 16:31, panderson wrote:
Thanks for that, I do have HP printer and have had probs with it since trying to do what PSI recommends.


In that case, you have to reinstall HP software.

But you'll get a warning from PSI because the Flash v9 component bundled with HP sofware contains a real high-critical vulnerability (level 5).

Unfortunately, HP doesn't provide any solution or any kind of update.

Well, maybe Internet Explorer is designed to use only the last version of Flash (v10) so flash V9 is only used by HP software, but i can't be sure.

So delete or not this component, either way it's a problem.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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@panderson

All these things are a personal choice but U do not need to install all the dross that a Printer vendor gives U. They normally issue a disk with a new printer and, if not required, is pure bloatware. U do not require programmes on that disk to use the printer.

It is unlikely that any solution PSI gives U that could affect the mechanical working of a printer.

I use HP & they suffer from major bloatware with solution centres,picture managers,ink managers & the like on a disk.

All U require to make an HP printer work is the latest driver which includes their HP "All In One" models.

If U give the exact details of your HP printer & the OS U are using I will find the driver for U.

FLASH.

If PSI is still finding a problem then use this tool:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

These must be SHUT DOWN (NOT JUST CLOSED)BEFORE USING THE UNINSTALLER:
a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail.
d. All Adobe Products.
e. PSI - unless using version 2 BETA[/b]

Complete a rescan with PSI. All Flash elements should now be cleared. Once U confirm this I will give U an alternate link to reinstall Flash.



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ddmarshall RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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The Flash Player 6 you have is probably the version Microsoft used to distribute with Windows XP. See
http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2010/01/microsoft_sec...
and
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory...

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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Every time I try to download, it stops and tells me that I need to shut down Messenger...it's not even on! Anyone looking through my window must think I have totally lost the plot, mouthing off at this inanimate object (computer), telling it I am going to take it to the tip if it doesn't buck its ideas up. How can I shut down something that isn't even open?
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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Hi Maurice
Get so far and then can't go any further. It tells me that Windows Messenger is running, and it isn't, so I can't exit it and it won't install the download solution.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Last edited on 12th Dec, 2010 20:20
Something using Flash is running. I agree that it may not be Messenger - Adobe have not got a clue & make it up as they go along.

Double check these are definitely SHUT DOWN using Task Manager if neceessary before making any attempt to delete files. Closing them is not good enough.
a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail.
d. All Adobe Products.
e. PSI - unless using version 2 BETA
f. Your printer & its software if U think it has a Flash element running




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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Maurice, at the risk of sounding stupid, where is the task thing?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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No problem. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the same time and a box will appear (XP) or a blue screen that has START TASK MANAGER (Vista & Windows 7).

Once open click the Application tab - if any of the programmes mentioned previously are showing highlight them & click END TASK.



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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Hi Maurice
I did that and in 'Applications there was nothing running apart from the download solution, but installer still not operational and still saying windows messenger needing to be closed. I don't even use messenger.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Boot into Safe Mode & try it from there.

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panderson RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Hi Maurice
I can't find macromedia 6 on my computer at all. Flash is showing macromedia 10l.ocx but when I try to get rid of it it tells me it's protected etc.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player 6.x
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Can U please publish this information?

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.

PSI VERSION 2 (BETA)

From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each one.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Highlight it then copy (CTRL+C) then paste (CTRL+V)) that path back to the Forum.


Update 7 18:43 02/10/2010




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