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antipodes The web browser path is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed
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I continue to get the above message whenever the secunia Auto Update function is unable to install an Adobe update. I also get a message saying "an add on associated with this site failed to run.". I would appreciate assistance in adressing these issues

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Maurice Joyce RE: The web browser path is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed
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Have U looked here for a solution that matches your issue?

http://www.bing.com/search?q=an+add+on+associated+...

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Thanks Maurice

Flash player is installed and Ihave checked the manage my add ons but I still get the problem of the unsafe browser path when I try to access the community forum or the PSI manual.

I don't access those functions but I do rely on the Auto Update function and would like to have if possible that matter resolved..

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Last edited on 13th Nov, 2011 12:38
Have U got:
https://*.secunia.com

installed in your browser trusted zones?

Sorry about the edits - trying to get the highlighter working - given up!

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Sorry for the late response but Secunia is a trusted site.
About 20 April 2011 I had a similar problem and was advised to change the registry key entry as follows:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
http
SHELL
OPEN
COMMAND
I then double clicked the word default and deleted the entry in the VALUE DATA box and replaced it with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"-nohome . This entry had changed with "-nohome" being removed; so I have restored "-nohome" to the entry..
Should I have done this?

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Maurice Joyce RE: The web browser path is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed
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Yes - the correct entries in there should be either:

32Bit system:

"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome

64Bit system

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome

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antipodes RE: The web browser path is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed
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Hi Maurice

Since your confirmation of the registry entry I ran Registry Healer twice, rebooted and checked the access to Secunia's Community Forum; it appears the problem is fixed.

It was you who provided the original advice on 20 April 2011.

Are there steps I can take to avoid this situation recurring?

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Maurice Joyce RE: The web browser path is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed
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Can U just check this:

Open IE>Tools>Internet Options>Programs Tab> confirm U have a tick (check mark) in the box next to Tell me if IE is not my default browser

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Yes the box is ticked.

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Maurice Joyce RE: The web browser path is potentially unsafe. The requested command was not executed
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Thank you. If that is set it is highly unlikely any other browser has tried a hi-jack.

Without "hands on" it is difficult to say what occasionally causes the alteration of that registry entry.

My gut feeling is it is your Registry Cleaner. Most of the money I earn from PC work is "putting Humpy Dumpty back together" after these alleged cleaners have done their bidding.

If U feel there is a need for such a programme use with extreme caution AND NEVER let the vendor do an auto search & clean.

Hope this helps.



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Thanks Maurice

I have always been suspicious of these registry cleaners and I installed Registry Healer on the recommendation of a friend several years ago and recently updated it to a 64 bit version. I will try to avoid using it as I have also noted that Microsoft don't recommend their use as well.

Having said that; Secunia always seems to have difficulty updating flash player on my system.
Windows 7
IE9
Intel I7
Office 2010.

Anyway thanks for your assistance.

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Last edited on 14th Nov, 2011 17:09
Flash belongs to Adobe - anything free Adobe is a total security nightmare with a touch of spaghetti programming!!

Much quicker & better to install it manually. I frequently advise this on the Forum:

UPDATING THE STANDALONE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

If not using the PSI automatic update feature I would recommend this method to successfully update Flash which by-passes the Adobe Download Manager.


1. Download & SAVE these to desktop.

IE & Other Browsers using the Trident Rendering Engine.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...

& then here, if U have any Gecko based browsers that does not have Flash embedded.

http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/curren...


2. The installer will appear on the desk top. THE IMPORTANT BIT - Before agreeing to install Flash check these programmes are completely shut down (use the Task Manager if necessary to COMPLETELY EXIT these processes if running):
a. All Browsers.
b. Windows Messenger.
c. Incredimail.
d. All Adobe Products.
e. PSI - Unless using version 2

3. The new install will then remove all old files during the update process.

4. Complete a PSI rescan & all should be in order.
5. Delete the Flash installer(s) file(s) from the desktop.

If U want to double check Flash is working & the version installed click here: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ If using IE9 ActiveX Filtering must be disabled via IE>Tools before testing

Update 8 14:03 12/11/2011



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