Forum Thread: Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch

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Snakelover Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch
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Suddenly a new software showed up on Secunia as needing a patch... FlexNet Publisher 11.x.

Rather than patch, I decided to just uninstall FlexNet Publisher. (I'm not sure how it got on my computer in the first place and as far as I was aware, I didn't need it.)

After the uninstall and rebooting, it doesn't show up in my Windows add / remove program list. I ran the Secunia scan and FlexNet Publisher 11.x still shows up there! What gives? Anyone know how to fix this?

Path:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

Program State: Insecure
Threat Rating: Yellow
Classification: Actual Installation

mitchmor RE: Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch
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The exact same thing happened to me. Any suggestions?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch
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This subject is VERY active on this thread which is also monitored by a Secunia Official

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/113...




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Snakelover RE: Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch
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on 25th Aug, 2011 17:56, mitchmor wrote:
The exact same thing happened to me. Any suggestions?


Here's what I did and it seems to have worked. I went into Windows Explorer and manually deleted the file. I followed the path given by Secunia all the way to the file. In my case, I was able to delete the folder "Macrovision Shared" because there was nothing in there except the FlexNet folder which contained the file.

Then I emptied the recycle bin and rebooted. Then I ran the full Secunia scan again and it came up clean. Success!
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Maurice Joyce RE: Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch
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Have U checked any professional (paid for) versions of programmes dependant on FlexNet -Adobe/Corel etc. are still working on your PC?

I ask because your solution was mine which I deleted from this thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/113...

The reason I deleted it as a solution is that reports from those using it to fix their PC's suggested that reliant programmes (Adobe Premiere Elements 7 for example) would not work after the deletion.

Worth just checking U are OK. As previously stated I have done the same as U and my reliant programme works flawlessly.





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SDA1 RE: Uninstalled FlexNet Publisher, Secunia Still Shows Needs Patch
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