Forum Thread: Shockwave "zombie installation"?

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Adobe Shockwave Player 11.x

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NickK Shockwave "zombie installation"?
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My PSI scan results show a "zombie installation" of Shockwave. It shows two locations where Shockwave appears to be getting installed.

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwInit.exe (Patched) (Actual Installation)
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Shockwave 10\SwInit.exe (Insecure) (Zombie Installation)

I manually deleted the second instance of the .exe file. I then uninstalled Shockwave and verified that both locations were empty. I then reinstalled Shockwave and then both of these locations returned. Currently it still shows as Insecure - Zombie Installation. I wonder if this is just a bug in the Secunia detection software or do I really have a problem here?

This is on Windows 7 64-bit.


Maurice Joyce RE: Shockwave "zombie installation"?
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Try this:


1. Uninstall Shockwave for your OS from the clearly marked link below:
Now complete a full PSI rescan - if all is in order proceed to 2.

2. Reinstall Shockwave from here:

3. If you wish to test your new Shockwave Player the link is:

4. Complete another full PSI rescan. That should have cleared the problem?
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