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rockh12000 program shows patched but plugin shows insecure
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I use VLC media player. PSI shows it to be patched to the latest version. However the plugins are reported as being insecure for all 3 browsers I have on my system. Can someone tell me what's going on?

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Maurice Joyce RE: program shows patched but plugin shows insecure
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Details of this can be found on these threads. Good idea to take note of what Anthony Wells is saying:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/?forum=2&vendor...

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rockh12000 RE: program shows patched but plugin shows insecure
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Guess I'll have to uninstall VLC. It's a shame, cuse I really liked it.
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Anthony Wells RE: program shows patched but plugin shows insecure
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Hi ,

If you read the indicated threads carefully , you will see that only Firefox and any other browser which uses the Mozilla/NPAPI plug-in is actually vulnerable to the insecurity ; hence the "Mozilla" plug-in is not selected at the "default" installation settings .

There is no need to uninstall the VLC PLayer , just do not change the installation default setting for the plug-ins if you do not know what you are doing .

Take care

Anthony

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