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yatski Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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.. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx

Underlien RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Hi

Can you link the path, PSI shows for the program??



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mccaulbk RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I had the same problem. While trying to find the solution I scanned the registry and found flash10a.ocx in the pending rename entry. So I logged out and rebooted my machine. When I came back in PSI had no more problem with flash10a.ocx. It had been removed from my system.

I hope that helps,

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yatski RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Problem fixed:

I had to open Internet Explorer and install Flash Player _for_ Internet Explorer.

It seems the one for Opera wasn't just right.
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enagh RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Download & use the flash uninstaller from here:

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

Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

Check PSI which should be clear of any flash elements. (The Secunia overview page might look a little odd because it relies on flash to show the pictorials)

If not all clear track down any leftover files. What is the path to them?

Reinstall the latest Flash Player from here:
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

ENAGH - I note your problem is on the E drive - is that a Windows reinstall partition or a an external/internal additional hard drive?

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darkrum RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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thanks Maurice , your advice done the trick .darkrum
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hp pavilion RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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It will not patch your E Drive - what do U use this drive for?

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yatski RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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"It will not patch your E Drive - what do U use this drive for"

E Drive is my master Drive..

All others are used for other purposes.

(Problem is fixed now, for me. Installing Flash Player for IE helped, even Drive was E:)
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Gonnerman RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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Gonnerman RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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What do U use your E drive for? is it a backup drive or partition?

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Kurosh RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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on 1st Apr, 2009 17:20, Maurice Joyce wrote:
What do U use your E drive for? is it a backup drive or partition?


Maurice, yatski answered this a couple of posts up, and his problem is resolved. On another note, I see that there are many such posts in the forums, where someone quotes the original poster and doesn't write anything else -- some kind of forum bug? Spam?

Best Wishes,
Kurosh
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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My question is to @Gonnerman not Yatsi who I responded to separately.

I do not think it is a bug - more likely people trying to use the facility without reading how it works.

Hence my question to @gonnerman who appears like many who use the forum,fill my in box with requsets & then not bother to respond.

I now switch these types of thread off.

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Kurosh RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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on 3rd Apr, 2009 10:22, Maurice Joyce wrote:
My question is to @Gonnerman not Yatsi who I responded to separately.

I do not think it is a bug - more likely people trying to use the facility without reading how it works.

Hence my question to @gonnerman who appears like many who use the forum,fill my in box with requsets & then not bother to respond.

I now switch these types of thread off.


Perhaps it's not a bug, but it seems to happen far too often to be a simple user error. The interface is very simple to use. I understand you were replying to Gonnerman, but you'll notice that Gonnerman's posts are simply quoting Yatski ... there's no indication that Gonnerman has the same setup (i.e. E: drive).

I would be willing to bet there's some kind of forum bug or this is some form of spam... it's too consistent to be otherwise. Note: The registration process does not have a "user challenge" (i.e. visual word that has to be typed in). It would be a simple matter for a spammer to code registration to this site.

Best Wishes,
Kurosh
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Busser RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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drulls RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have done the unistall (from Adobe's site) and install (same).
I tried your install (Maurice) and it tells me that Flash Player 10,0,22,87 is already installed. Yet, many of the sites I go on tell me I need it to view anything on their site.
Why is it not being recognized??

Stephanie

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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Stephanie,
Did U follow the script exactly as written?
Which browser are U using?
Is PSI saying that Flash is now secure?
Is Flash showing in Add/remove?

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wendylea RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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thanks Maurice. I downloaded PSI yesterday & have only now finished updating - the biggest problem being Abode Flash Player. I followed the instructions above & finally got a clear slate after several reboots & re-configuring of IE.
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drulls RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Bless your heart Maurice,

I didn't even know what a PSI was. Went on line to find out and downloaded one from Secunia. Followed instuctions to correct RealTime - it also patched Flash Player 10!!

Thank you - Thank you!! I've been fooling with this off and on for the last couple days!

All Better Now!
Thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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@Wendy & Stephanie.

Pleased that everything is OK. I hope U have both picked up the courage to use the advanced mode.

If not, do not be put off by the Secunia warning. It is easy & U will get the full benefit of PSI. Many more programmes scanned for a starter.

Have fun.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Whoops - double entry deleted.

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drulls RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Maurice,

Yes I did and thanks again!!

Stephanie
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jbrew RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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josief.gray RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have the same problem, I have XP & use Firefox as my default, I get a notice that I'm being shifted to IE, which it does, then when I click on to install the update every thing freezes & it shows "Not Responding" I have been trying for 2-3 days to do something, that I feel like deleting IE.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

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

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? (The overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

3A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

5. Go to add/remove & double check Adobe have not installed the useless Adobe Download Manager - if U see an entry remove it.


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Peterlg RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I'm sorry if this is covered somewhere else, but I'm afraid I'm not a very technical person.

When I try to download Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)IE gives me a message:

Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer

A malfunctioning or malicious add-on has caused Internet Explorer to close this webpage.

Has anyone else come across this, and how do I deal with it please?
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pengwyn RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Peterlg,

You might try,

Right Click On the "Desktop IE Icon" | Scroll down to "Start Without Add-Ons"

Sounds like you got a bad Add-On.
Manage your addons

IE | Tools | Manage Add-Ons

You might also attempt to RESET your browser.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1222-internet...


If that doesn't cure it, you might have a worm or virus.
If that's the case, I would Head Over to

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/

Create an account | ask for help to clean your system there.

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JL Krol RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have the same problem with Flash player v.10.0.22.87 that is located in c:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10b.ocx. If memory serves me correctly, I had an issue with that Macromed folder, called Adobe, and they told me how to correct the problem. I'm ready to call Adobe again, and suggest you also do that.
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davidbassplayer RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Several solutions appear below that seem to work.

I found that Add-Remove Programs did absolutely nothing towards removing ActiveX Flash.

This worked for mt.

Go to the folder where PCI says activeX flash appears. On my system, this is
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\

Stop all program that use Flash activeX, for example, IE and PCI (I don't know how to find what uses Flash.)

Then use this program that you find in the Flash folder:
uninstall_activeX.exe

For me, this removed everything in the folder, including itself. If you have any program running that uses flash, this will leave flash10c.ocx and PCI will pick this up as a threat. You won't be able to remove it until all programs that use it are stopped.

Once this folder is empty, point IE at Adobe's site and navigate to the Flash download and install Flash.

All standard disclaimers apply, including "Your mileage may vary."
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josief.gray RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Thank you very much,Maurice I did what you suggested & problem has now gone. People like you are are wonderful & I'm thankful I was able to connect with you!!

Thanks again

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Phil Roberts RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I hope you get an answer that a novice can handle... My operating system is Microsoft XP, my browser is Firefox. I have tried to install the correction / update three separate times for non Internet Explorer and three for Internet Explorer and still Secunia indicates I have an insecure browser. I even did a restart and a Secunia rescan after the last four attempts. Secunia still indicates my computer has an insecure browser. What's up with all this??? Are these false positives and if so some application gurus better get to work on solving the issue. Otherwise Secunia is valueless and is using my computer resources and time wastefully!!!
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Phil,
PSI is not giving false positives. What bit do U not understand for my detailed post above?

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justdan96 RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Seeing as each Flash update to the ActiveX control changes the previous filename by the next letter in the alphabet (e.g. Flash10b.ocx -> Flash10c.ocx) and leaves the previous version, shouldn't the PSI detect whether the newest OCX is in that folder - rather than the presence of a vulnerable file? Admittedly it is Adobe's fault for keeping the old file in that folder but I would have thought that the PSI could detect two versions of the same program, in the same location and either advise the user to remove the older version manually or choose to ignore the older, unused version. It's trivial to delete the old OCX but some advice to any inexperienced users would be nice.
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DAVID BINKO RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I'm Back--

For openers, I don't even try to download from Adobe any more. FileHippo
is my download source of first resort generally. You have heard it before, but do use the Adobe Flash Uninstaller. On the whole, the tips given lately in this thread have done me good.

I gave up on Firefox and did a reinstall of IE8 because for all it's
quirks, it's what I know. I was unusually careful, by my standards anyway, with add-ons. After that I had less trouble with Flash Player
I have a vague suspicion that the only secure browser is staying offline.

PSI doesn't register the fact that I uninstalled Microsoft MSXML 4.x and lists it as one of my two threats, other than IE8. PSI knows I loaded MSXML Parser 6.o and lists it as patched, but doesn't see it as a replacement. I used Revo Uninstaller, as I habitually do with uninstall any more, so I'm sure MSXML 4.x is is history. Revo says it's gone. Add/Remove Programs says it's gone. Sound familiar?
It's possible that Windows Install Cleanup might help somebody. Hewlett-
Packard tech support installed it for me and I've had good luck when I could use it.
Thanks to the person who included the 'Bleeping Computer' link. I could have used it this weekend. I still may use it next weekend.

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charlie204 RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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The answer to your problem has already been given, but let me explain it a little differently. Each time Adobe gives an update to its flash player, the name changes a little. 10a.ocx to 10b.ocx to 10c.ocx (not the full name, but it is the 'a', 'b', and 'c' that I am referring to. Adobe does not uninstall the old version itself. Now presumably you are using Secunia PSI to determine your out-of-date versions. This software, Secunia PSI, uses the flash player. You cannot uninstall the flash player while it is in use. Therefore, first, you can go to the directory where this stuff resides, either on you own, or press the icon which says Open Folder to navigate there. You will probably see Flash10a.ocx, Flash10b.ocx, and Flash10c.ocx, if you have not already killed off the old versions. There might or might not be an uninstall program, typically with the same Date Modified as the .ocx file which it was installed with. You can use the uninstall program to uninstall the .ocx, or you can simply remove the file, IF YOU HAVE FIRST STOPPED SECUNIA PSI. Otherwise, you cannot just uninstall it, because it is currently in use. It is this flash which on the overview tab, brings up the pie chart and the colored cylinders of the Historic Development.
After you have removed the file by some means, remove it from your recycle bin. Then reboot. When you restart, the old versions should have been removed, and a rescan will show that they are not there.

Note that with some software, downloading and installing the new version un-installs the old version, but that with other software, this is not the case. Secunia tells you of the garbage, but you still have to get rid of it, and sometimes this is more complex than at other times, depending upon the software.
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josief.gray RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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on 5th Aug, 2009 09:49, josief.gray wrote:
I have the same problem, I have XP & use Firefox as my default, I get a notice that I'm being shifted to IE, which it does, then when I click on to install the update every thing freezes & it shows "Not Responding" I have been trying for 2-3 days to do something, that I feel like deleting IE.

josief.gray@xtra.co.nz

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fezopolis RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I had problems similar to those discussed above, with Control Panel's "Remove" function useless to remove Adobe Flash Player. Even when I had ver. 10.0.32.18 installed, PSI thought I had ver. 10.0.22.87 and called it unstable.

Followed Maurice's 5 August instructions to the letter for Flash Player removal, re-boot and reinstall and VOILA!, the problem has disappeared! Thanks, Maurice.

And now on to the "vulnerable" Adobe Reader 9.0159.0 pain

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Thank you. It worked. .Saw your solution and tried it. Manual uninstall and reinstall from control panel didn't. Nor did going to c drive and manually removing Macromed adobe files.
Your solution was simple.
Don't forget folks if you have Opera or Firefox or Other browser you'll have to uninstall and reinstall for each variant available from adobe.
I have Linux and window xp and firefox (default) and internet explorer and Opera.
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garverr RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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YES----Thanks, Maurice!

I think my problem came from originally updating Flash Player from the Adobe site which also installed Adobe AIR. The common file area seemed to be the problem. When I uninstalled both Adobe AIR and Flash Player and reinstalled Flash Player from FileHippo (which did not install AIR) everything was fine.

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Doogal RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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rdfrost RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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First download the adobe flashplayer uninstaller. Next run this uninstaller. Then install the newest version of flashplayer.

This has worked fine on my Vista and my XP OS's.

The uninstaller can be found by running a search on the Adobe website.



If for some reason this does not work, keep the "open folder" for the adobe flash open and after the uninstall manually remove any old "ocx" or other flash files in the folder.

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Phil Roberts RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Maurice,

Thanks! It worked and I'm at 100%Again. Secunia doesn't want to recognize the new Flash Player installs you provided. That doesn't surprise me as recognition of Flash Player installs has always been a problem. Will try to get it installed & recognized via File Hippo.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Phil,
My downloads point to FileHippo. That said, give it a while & then completely rescan - PSI should pick it up whatever site U use.

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Hilton RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I'm not sure if this is in the same thread, but I am having problems updating Adobe Flash Player.

The update installation insists on using Internet Explorer (which is not my default browser), which then hangs-up at the point where a banner across the top of the page should ask if I want to download the file, but it doesn't get displayed, so I can't click on it. Microsoft's help page says it's a known fault without an answer.

What can I do to get around this problem?

If I uninstall, will I have the same problem when I reinstall?

I'm using Windows XP.
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wr RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Hilton,

This post by Maurice Joyce on 5 Aug. 2009 10:04 in this very thread answers your question-the only thing I can think of is that Flash Player is Platform & Browser specific-so be sure to use the links he supplies from FileHippo accordingly. One thing I might add is to be sure to close every instance that might use FP including PSI. Here's Maurices' post:

To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

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

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? (The overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

3A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

5. Go to add/remove & double check Adobe have not installed the useless Adobe Download Manager - if U see an entry remove it.

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Hilton RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Thanks wr.

Unfortunately nothing went to plan.

The Adobe uninstaller link was down, but I found the file by a round-about route and uninstalled.

Rebooted.

Rescan with PSI? No, not possible because PSI displayed a blank window and said it was checking connectivity. It had hung-up.

Rebooted again. No better, in fact the PC hung-up when I tried to run PSI. Not even Ctrl-Alt-Del would budge it.

Restart PC.

Deleted PSI, rebooted again and reinstalled PSI.

PSI worked fine but listed 16 programs needing attention instead of the 1 before I started this episode. Another scan didn't help. Got them sorted eventually except for Mozilla Firefox which I've reinstalled twice, rebooted twice and twice sanned with PSI. It's still listed.

And as for PSI, it only works directly after being installed. Other times it just displays a blank window and hangs up.

I'm beginning to think my computer was in a better condition before I started all this, but at least I've got rid of the FlashPlayer warning (only to be replaced by one for Firefox).

So now I have to look up a thread for PSI hanging-up !!!

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wr RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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If you're having trouble getting Secunia to connect try this:

The following steps are the latest version I know of to ensure connectivity to Secunias servers:

Secunia PSI needs to be able to connect to Secunia servers to complete its scanning. However, if you have configured
the security settings of your Internet Explorer, the Secunia PSI may be prevented from getting the scan results. To receive
your scan results, you need to do some changes to your Internet options.
To do this:
a. Open Internet Explorer.
b. Go to Tools>Internet Options>Security tab.
c. Select the Internet zone and click on the Custom Level button.
d. In Security Settings, go to the Scripting>Active Scripting option.
e. Make sure that Active Scripting is Enabled (rather than Disabled or Prompted).
f. Press OK then Yes.
g. Back in the Security tab, select the Trusted sites zone and click on the Sites button.
h. Look at the bottom of the page and take the tick from the box marked"Require server verification(HTTPS)for all site zones" then type in the following and press the Add button to add them to the Trusted Zone Sites list:
http:*.secunia.com
https:*.secunia.com
i. Press Close
j. Run the Secunia PSI again to view the scan results

If using a browser other than IE the settings can be accessed by clicking Start-Control Panel-Internet Options-then follow c thru j

I know the directions start by saying for scanning but I believe these directions are valid to insure connectivity to the Secunia servers.

Regards, wr

EDIT Latest version of Firefox here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

2nd EDIT here's correct link for uninstaller: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

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Hilton RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Thanks for your help.

PSI is now working, albeit sometimes temperamentally. Sometimes it hangs, sometimes takes ages to find Internet connection, other times it works first time.

Still can't remove Firefox from the list, even after installing the latest version (the link you provided).

Incidentally, PSI is not always detecting the correct version number of software even after re-installs, rescans and reboots. Firefox and Adobe Reader are 2 examples.
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Irfansusan RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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i had the same problem and after reading here i uninstalled the flash using the installer, rebooted and rescanned. Had 3 flash beforehand, but after this still 1 left. Then i realised it was referring to the partypoker directory. After uninstalling and deleting the directory of partypoker, i rebooted and rescanned. No mention of the flash anymore. Just installed the flash player from the adobe website and rescanned and all clear.

Maybe the pop up for some people is the same problem? Some other program using the plugin and not using the browser installed one.
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Irfansusan RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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i had the same problem and after reading here i uninstalled the flash using the installer, rebooted and rescanned. Had 3 flash beforehand, but after this still 1 left. Then i realised it was referring to the partypoker directory. After uninstalling and deleting the directory of partypoker, i rebooted and rescanned. No mention of the flash anymore. Just installed the flash player from the adobe website and rescanned and all clear.

Maybe the pop up for some people is the same problem? Some other program using the plugin and not using the browser installed one.
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KUXJ RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Having same problem------------------------------------------- -----Stop
Only reason score is 90 psi thinks I have 10.22 when it is 10.32---Stop
Have tried the IE trick, did not work------------------------------Stop
See there are others, but no time to do----------------------------Stop
Looked around, How do I change list order, I prefer newer first----Stop
Will post back later--------------------------------------------- --Stop

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JL Krol RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Thank you Maurice Joyce, and everyone else that answered this thread. The instructions for accessing the "filehippo" site to uninstall-download-and install Adobe Flash Player's (in my case) latest update was the ONLY method that worked for me. (Also got my auto updates today, and when I went to the FileHippo site, all went smoothly.) Firefox, primary browser, and IE8, backup browser...rarely used, are now current and secure. All has been successfully rectified! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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winthego RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[citat = t1452] .. Jeg har installeret / geninstalleret Flash Player og stadig, problemet fortsætter som unpatched - og eneste trussel.

Jeg bruger Windows XP.

Enhver hjælp?
Edit:

e: \ WINDOWS \ system32 \ Macromed \ Flash \ Flash10a.ocx [/ citat]
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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What is your E drive? A backup drive? If so create an ignore rule as there is no danger.

Creating an IGNORE RULE

Click on the SETTINGS tab>scroll to the bottom & click on CREATE IGNORE RULE

In the RULE NAME BOX insert something like MY BACKUP DRIVE

In the RULE BOX type E:\

Click SAVE IGNORE RULE>CLOSE

The drive will continue to be scanned by default but the result will not be published.


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DAVID BINKO RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have frequent program misidentifications, especially with Adobe Flash and Reader, but also with others. I've learned to check the installation path taken from 'technical' button. I use only that installation path. It never fails that I find spurious elements in a program or an alternate installation I didn't know about. That last has happened to many times. Example: I have three installation paths to
System Restore in my XP system.

On August 11 it happened to me with Flash Player, PSI identified as version 9.x. I found and removed two spurious 9.x files and restored PSI
identification and program function. Recent thread entries make me wonder if others are having the same thing happen.

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E. Konkelaar RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have problems with the shockwaveplayer and the flashplayer. How can this happen? I have downloaded the latest versions and RSI gives the same threads.
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E. Konkelaar RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have problems with the shockwaveplayer and the flashplayer. How can this happen? I have downloaded the latest versions and RSI gives the same threads.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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The solutions are all over the Forum.

Flash Player.
To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller it is a good idea to close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

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

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(The PSI overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

4A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

5. Go to add/remove & double check Adobe have not installed the useless Adobe Download Manager - if U see an entry remove it.

Shockwave
Uninstall the old version using this tool:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14224.html

If U really need this programme reinstall the latest copy from here:

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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eSKzHvZreJxktYLUd4jN1oy... RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I know this will not solve the problems with Adobe, so it is only for general information and to avoid that people "shoot the messenger" ;-)

Quote:
"[Editor's Note (Northcutt): I think organizations should avoid Adobe if possible. Adobe security appears to be out of control, and using their products seems to put your organization at risk. Try to minimize your attack surface. Limit the use of Adobe products whenever you can. ]"

Link:
http://www.sans.org/newsletters/newsbites/newsbite...
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Bjarne Lund RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I am totally confused - I believe U have copied a post from @Doogal.

Where exactly is your insecurity?

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
ADVANCED interface:
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
* Click on the + sign of the programme to “expand’ it.
* Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file.




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rdfrost RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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how do i unsubscribe from this thread???? Secunia keeps sending me thread update emails with a link to unsubscribe that only takes me back to the thread with no opportunity to unsubscribe.....//////????????

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Ursula RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Thanks for the excellent information about the Flash Player dilemma!
For the next Flash Player patch I'll follow your instructions... instead to delete the older versions in the marked (*) folders and then copy the newest ones in those folders.

* C:\i386
* C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL
* C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash

BTW... is everyone aware of the "Spyware Threats using Adobe Flash Player"?
This link:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Flash-Cookies-Used-...
will display the "Softpedia's report page".

Here is the link to Adobe, where you can change the cookie settings:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

Amazingly, Adobe doesn't give you the option when you install the Flash Player...
I wonder why!!!

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on 24th Aug, 2009 03:44, rdfrost wrote:
how do i unsubscribe from this thread???? Secunia keeps sending me thread update emails with a link to unsubscribe that only takes me back to the thread with no opportunity to unsubscribe.....//////????????


When you are logged in you should have an unsubscribe-link at the top of the thread. As an example; I am not subscribing to this thread so at my screen it currently says:

"Subscription
You are not subscribing to this thread. If you want to subscribe, please click here"
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nancyschlunz RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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I have tried repeatedly to eliminate the Adobe Flash Player 10 but it consistently reappears. Please help. The scan still shows a category 4 on it.

I am also having problem with photo gallery that consistently shows up on my computer. I try to cancel or not install but it keeps popping up and interfering with my initially going online. Please help!
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KUXJ RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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unsubscribing
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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@nancyshlunz

U have not followed the script of the solution which I have copied for u.
Flash Player.
To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller it is a good idea to close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

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

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(The PSI overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

4A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

5. Go to add/remove & double check Adobe have not installed the useless Adobe Download Manager - if U see an entry remove it.


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ferid RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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[quote=t1452].. I've installed/reinstalled Flash Player and still, this problem persists as unpatched - and only, threat.

I use Windows XP.

Any help?
Edit:

e:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10a.ocx[/q uote]
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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@ferid,
Why are U copying someone else's post? The solution is just above.

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rdfrost RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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unsubscribing

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Sorry Maurice but it does not work. Any other suggestions?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Problem with "Adobe Flash Player 10.x (ActiveX Control)"
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Oh yes it does. What is the path to the insecurity?

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
ADVANCED interface:
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
* Click on the + sign of the programme to “expand’ it.
* Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file.


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