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Forum Thread: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36

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eikelein Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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PSI 1.0.0.3 on WinXP Prof SP3 fully up-to-date.
PSI complains about Flash9f.ocx in folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash. Explorer says the file has been accessed today (by PSI?).

The updae of Flash to version 10.0.12.36 did not produce any errors.

I don't like the idea of just deleting the file.

Any pointers are welcome.
TIA
Eike

RexB RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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Run this uninstaller, then install the latest version 10.x...

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?ext...

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-B-K- RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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I don't think it should be a problem deleting old Flash-files. I've done that countless times without problems.

I guess worst-case-scenario would be that applications using Flash will no longer work, but normally you can then just install the latest version of Flash from www.adobe.com. Or you could simply restore the deleted Flash-file from the Recycle Bin. And if you a really paranoid you could go as far as creating a system restore point prior to deleting the Flash-file.

By the way, there are lost of other threads with this subject. Perhaps they could also useful for you to look at.
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security RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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Flash can be a particularly difficult one to get rid of. Even the uninstallers don't always work. In some cases I've had to use a delete-on-boot utility to get rid of an old file that's locked.
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tandy_lau RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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its happen same to me, but i just delete the file and it(the flash object) works fine with all my browser, now i`m use firefox 3.0.5 chrome 1.0.154.36 and the ie 7.0.5730.13
Thx
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domenickoh RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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on 19th Dec, 2008 15:33, tandy_lau wrote:
its happen same to me, but i just delete the file and it(the flash object) works fine with all my browser, now i`m use firefox 3.0.5 chrome 1.0.154.36 and the ie 7.0.5730.13
Thx

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domenickoh RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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Have been unable to delete the Flash9f.ocx also. Upgraded to Adobe v.10.0.12.36. Tried to delete Flash9.ocx but got the reply "The file Flash9f.ocx is read only file. Are you sure you want to delete?" Then I click yes & it states "cannot delete Flash9f.ocx. Access denied".

I then uninstalled Adobe v.10.0.12.36 & tried to delete the Flash9f.ocx. This time I get "Cannot delete being used by another person or program. Close any program & try again". But there is no other programs open.
How do I get rid of the Flash9f.ocx?
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-B-K- RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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You need to close down any program that could be using Flash. That means you should also close down the PSI. Then you should be able to delete the Flash-file.
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edger1 RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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If you have problems with locked files, try unlocker http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/. Works wonders for those annoying files that won't delete.
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j-saale RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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It's hard to believe but big companies like Adobe and Sun write programs like Adobe Flash Player and Java/JavaScript that can't be easily updated.

Also, you'll find multiple copies of outdated Flash Player spread around your hard drive. And when you look at the programs listed in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, you'll see several entries for Java. Just delete the oldest versions... warning Sun uses crazy version numbers on Java, like Java 6 Update 11.

Why can't these big companies uninstall old versions when they prompt me to download and install their latest and greatest versions?

RE: Adobe Flash Player... I always run Adobe's Flash Player Uninstaller program (URL in this thread) before downloading and installing the latest flash player.

S-Jerry
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ibuchan1@yahoo.co.uk RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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on 19th Dec, 2008 17:28, j-saale wrote:
It's hard to believe but big companies like Adobe and Sun write programs like Adobe Flash Player and Java/JavaScript that can't be easily updated.

Also, you'll find multiple copies of outdated Flash Player spread around your hard drive. And when you look at the programs listed in Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, you'll see several entries for Java. Just delete the oldest versions... warning Sun uses crazy version numbers on Java, like Java 6 Update 11.

Why can't these big companies uninstall old versions when they prompt me to download and install their latest and greatest versions?

RE: Adobe Flash Player... I always run Adobe's Flash Player Uninstaller program (URL in this thread) before downloading and installing the latest flash player.

S-Jerry


I found that games have obsolete flash buried in the start up screens, "Reflex Games" have been the most noticable, they have little flash animations in the credits and these have an embedde flash. I've deleted these in the past and found that they still run but without the animation at the start.
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JohnFreyja RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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Eike,

I too had Flash9f.ocx in my Windows, System32 and the uninstall link did not get rid of it. I tried to just delete it but got a error that I didn't have access. I really don't like these things telling me I don't have access when I am the only owner/user of this computer and I am signed in as admin.
So, I shut down and then rebooted in Safe Mode, opened explorer, scrolled down to System32, found Flash9f.ocx and was able to delete it. I have not yet experienced any problems and Secunia no longer nags me about Flash9f.ocx .

John
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Nikilet RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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I had this same problem and tried everything under the sun, but could not delete this Flash9f.ocx file. I wrote to Microsoft and was told and first was sent a list of instructions, which still did not work. I advised the tech of this and he wrote back and told me to download and use Unlocker Assistant to remove the file. That worked for me. I am running Vista Home Premiium.
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Fagot RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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I had the same problem with Flash8...
I have solved it manually deleting this file. To unlock it, I have used Unlocker.
Now everything is fine
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Jeff1957 RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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download 5 times the update it does not fix problem
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domenickoh RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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Jeff,I had the this problem & tried many things but the only thing that actually worked was downloading & using "UNLOCKER" @ http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker. After using unlocker you may have to restart your pc.
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Marcusb9 RE: Flash9f.ocx still present after update to 10.0.12.36
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I don't know if this will help, but in similar cases I have clicked on the 'open folder' icon in Secunia psi and (sometimes after a lot of thought) I have deleted the file from the folder in Win explorer.

As far as I recall I think this has always worked, but I have been advised to use CCleaner afterwards. WARNING - I'm no IT expert!
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