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Forum Thread: Macromedia Shockwave player 8

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Programs

Relating to this vendor:
Adobe Systems
And, this specific program:
Adobe Shockwave Player 10.x

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dxerswl Macromedia Shockwave player 8
Member 20th Jun, 2011 17:25
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This programme is showing "end of life" when I do a scan.

I am aware that the programme has been replaced by Adobe and all I need to do is delete the programme, problem is that I can not see the programme on my computer.

I thought it best to unistall PSI and hoped that would clear the message. I reinstalled PSI again and did a scan and guess what the message about Macromedia came up again. All other software is up to date

I am impresed with PSI and I guess I will just have to accept that after a scan I will get this rogue message every time.

Unless someone knows how to get PSI to accept that I do not have Macromedia Shockwave player 8.

Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Shockwave player 8
Handling Contributor 20th Jun, 2011 17:46
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I think U do have it. What path is PSI showing?


FINDING A FILE PATH

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.
OR THIS METHOD WHICH GIVES A HELPER MORE INFORMATION
4a Below DETECTED INSTANCES you will see You can double click this row for additional information & options>double click it>a box will appear>click TROUBLESHOOT REPORT>Now highlight the information revealed from START to END & copy it (CTRL+C) then post it to the Forum (CTRL+V)

The end result U post to the Forum should look like this:
---START---

Program Name:
Apple iTunes 10.x

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/061-9638.201103...

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe, version: 10.1.2.17

Last System Scan (localtime):
3. Mar 2011, 16:47

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3

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Update 9 09:33 13/03/2011

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ddmarshall RE: Macromedia Shockwave player 8
Dedicated Contributor 20th Jun, 2011 17:53
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PSI must have found a file belonging to Shockwave Player 8 on your computer.
You can find out where it is from the Trouble Shoot Report:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

It may be a backup location or the computer manufacturers distribution folder.

Use Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v to copy and paste the report here if you require further assistance.

If the file is in the normal Windows folder, the uninstaller on this page should remove all traces of Shockwave Player
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates...

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Midnight_Voice RE: Macromedia Shockwave player 8
Member 20th Jun, 2011 18:11
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on 20th Jun, 2011 17:25, dxerswl wrote:
This program is showing "end of life" when I do a scan.

I am aware that the program has been replaced by Adobe and all I need to do is delete the program, problem is that I can not see the program on my computer.

I thought it best to uninstall PSI and hoped that would clear the message. I reinstalled PSI again and did a scan and guess what; the message about Macromedia came up again. All other software is up to date.

I am impressed with PSI and I guess I will just have to accept that after a scan I will get this rogue message every time.

Unless someone knows how to get PSI to accept that I do not have Macromedia Shockwave player 8.


Further to Maurice's excellent advice, which will enable you to find out where on your computer the code that PSI is detecting lives, be aware that PSI finds programs by scanning your file system, and has no idea if they are installed (i.e. runnable) programs or not.

So it's quite possible that you have an old, no longer used, copy of Shockwave 8 somewhere on your machine, and that PSI has found and reported this.

As you say, once you know where it is, which Maurice's advice will lead you to, you can safely just delete it, if it really isn't an installed program.

But before deleting it, just to be sure, go to Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs (as it's called on XP; may be a slightly different name on Vista/Windows 7), let the list populate, and look for Shockwave 8 there.

If it's not present, or it shows a later version of Shockwave, possibly under the Adobe name, then exit Control Panel, and you can safely delete the old program - its whole folder, usually.

But if you do find Shockwave 8 in that Programs list, it's best to uninstall it from there.

Generally, when PSI 2.0 finds more than one version of a program, it assumes the later one is the installed one (though this is an assumption; it doesn't really know) and classes the older one as a Zombie installation, and generally you can safely delete that.

But sometimes - possibly as here, where the program has had a change of ownership between versions - it doesn't detect that it is an older version of a later program, and treats it as a separate program in its own right.

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dxerswl RE: Macromedia Shockwave player 8
Member 21st Jun, 2011 10:40
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Thanks, I found the file path and clicked on it, this took me to where it was on the computer. I was able to delete it from there. PSI reported that the programme had been deleted!!!

I have run a scan and I am 100% up to date.

Thanks also to the other replies.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Shockwave player 8
Handling Contributor 21st Jun, 2011 11:14
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Pleased U are all fixed up. I will lock this thread to protect our email boxes from any more "tag on" posts.

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