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Peccadilloes did not uninstall before I updated as adobe gave no warning
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have delayed removal pending Mr maurice' response.

Maurice Joyce RE: did not uninstall before I updated as adobe gave no warning
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I assume U are referring to the advice given in this thread?

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/118...


Basically the advice given is sound - it is a part copy of my bog standard method for removing vulnerable files.

In your case I would have submitted this but please note the additional information at point 8:

DELETING A FILE OR FOLDER USING PSI VERSION 2

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 files or folders.
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Shockwave 10\SwInit.exe, version: 10.4.1.35

6. Right click on it & select delete.

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

8. This comment is worthy of note if Shockwave 10 keeps "reappearing".
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/117...


Update 2 20:49 26/10/2011

My factual reply to the pompous thread created here
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/116...
has no real bearing on your issue. In a nutshell:

1. If U do not use Shockwave (or any other third party programme) it is good practise to totally uninstall them. Removing third party programmes/add on's will not break Windows.
2. In your case U can safely remove the vulnerability by the method described above but please note the caveat at point 8.


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Peccadilloes RE: did not uninstall before I updated as adobe gave no warning
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thank you for your measured response.
it is hard for us sometimes to temper our overenthusiasm and thus risk causing offence with our need to be right.

point 8 suggests there is no danger leaving it there.
i installed it because it askd me to install once long ago.
are there alternatives which are open source and better than this app?
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Maurice Joyce RE: did not uninstall before I updated as adobe gave no warning
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No - clearly U are using games etc that were created by Adobe Director & it requires Shockwave to work.

Game vendors should be updating their wares to accommodate the many Adobe updates but many appear not to bother.

If U want to leave it installed just BE CAREFUL or U could remove it & any programme in future that requires elements of version 10 will reinstall it for U.

Hope this helps.

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Peccadilloes deleted exe file only
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not others in the 10x folder.
secunia did not show this again as insecure.
thank you.
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Maurice Joyce RE: did not uninstall before I updated as adobe gave no warning
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It looks like U are fixed up.
I will lock this thread for U in a few hours time unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from update emails from Forum "tag on" posts & spammers.

You can of course lock your own threads yourself. Just click the ACCEPT button in the post of the helper who offered U the best solution/advice to solve your problem.

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