Forum Thread: Troubleshooting for Macromedia Flash Player 5.x (ActiveX)

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Sachie Troubleshooting for Macromedia Flash Player 5.x (ActiveX)
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I have already the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed. However, some old files seems to remain on my system. I have rescanned with Secunia. Please help. Thank you!

BTW, I have similar problem with Java 6 files and even JavaRA seems not to remove them properly from my computer.


Program Name:
Macromedia Flash Player 5.x (ActiveX)

Security State:

Download Link:

Instances Found:
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\swflash.ocx, version: (ActiveX)

Last System Scan (localtime):
21. Oct 2011, 20:56

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7


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Maurice Joyce RE: Troubleshooting for Macromedia Flash Player 5.x (ActiveX)
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Last edited on 21st Oct, 2011 22:47

To delete a vulnerable file or folder found by PSI try this:

1. Open PSI>Scan results.

2. Against the programme marked as vulnerable is a + sign to the left of it.

3. Click that & it will reveal DETECTED INSTANCES.

4. Below that are two yellow folders. Click the one WITHOUT a red dot.

5. That will open Windows Explorer & U will be able to see the vulnerable file or folder.
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\swflash.ocx, version: (ActiveX)

6. Right click on it & select delete.

7. Carry out a full PSI scan & all should be in order.

Update 1 20:49 09/03/2011

EDIT Before attempting to delete the Flash File make sure U EXIT from all browsers & anything else using flash.
Once complete can U please publish the troubleshoot report for JAVA.


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