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cybersurfer Help with Shockwave
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I haven't posted in a long time so thank you for your patience.
According to Secunia PSI my Shockwave player is End of life. I tried to install the "solution " but got this
[IMG]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p256/surferdude...

What do I need to do yto fix this?
The Secunia PSI gave me this C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Shockwave 10\swinit.exe. version 10.4.1.35

TIA

Maurice Joyce RE: Help with Shockwave
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I cannot see anything from photobucket.

Does this help?

SHOCKWAVE

1. Uninstall Shockwave for your OS from the clearly marked link below:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates...

2. Reinstall Shockwave from here:
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

4. Complete a full PSI rescan. That should have cleared the problem? If not, please publish the troubleshoot report as outlined here:

http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/faq/#q18

Update 5 22:28 11/08/2011

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cybersurfer RE: Help with Shockwave
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on 9th Dec, 2011 10:11, Maurice Joyce wrote:
I cannot see anything from photobucket.

Does this help?

SHOCKWAVE

1. Uninstall Shockwave for your OS from the clearly marked link below:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates...

2. Reinstall Shockwave from here:
http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

4. Complete a full PSI rescan. That should have cleared the problem? If not, please publish the troubleshoot report as outlined here:

http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/faq/#q18

Update 5 22:28 11/08/2011


Ok, the photobucket picture says " Error 2753. The File 'swdnld.exe' is not marked for installation". OK. So I clicked OK & it disappeared with out installing.
I don't know what you think of http://filehippo.com/ but it is now working & tells me my pc is up to date. I also ran https://browsercheck.qualys.com/ & it also told me my Shockwave is up to date so you can understand why I'm confused.
BUT, in my add/remove programs area,it shows two instances of Shockwave, different sizes. ????
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Maurice Joyce RE: Help with Shockwave
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U should be OK in that case. If U want to tidy it all up U could uninstall both from Control Panel>add/remove then follow my previous script (above). That shouls clear it all out.



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cybersurfer RE: Help with Shockwave
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on 9th Dec, 2011 16:35, Maurice Joyce wrote:
U should be OK in that case. If U want to tidy it all up U could uninstall both from Control Panel>add/remove then follow my previous script (above). That shouls clear it all out.

Thank you very kindly, I will tidy it up.
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cybersurfer RE: Help with Shockwave
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on 9th Dec, 2011 16:52, cybersurfer wrote:
Thank you very kindly, I will tidy it up.

I just went into my add/remove & its showing the latest version & I used your link to check if its up to date & it says it is so I'm wondering why my Secunia PSI still says its end of life..
Yes, I've re scanned & have rebooted several times & I am using the latest Secunia PSI.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Help with Shockwave
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Can U please publish the PSI troubleshoot report?


FINDING A FILE PATH

From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each one.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Highlight it then copy (CTRL+C) then paste (CTRL+V)) that path back to the Forum.
OR THIS METHOD WHICH GIVES A HELPER MORE INFORMATION
4a Below DETECTED INSTANCES you will see You can double click this row for additional information & options>double click it>a box will appear>click TROUBLESHOOT REPORT>Now highlight the information revealed from START to END & copy it (CTRL+C) then post it to the Forum (CTRL+V)

The end result U post to the Forum should look like this:
---START---

Program Name:
Apple iTunes 10.x

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/061-9638.201103...

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe, version: 10.1.2.17

Last System Scan (localtime):
3. Mar 2011, 16:47

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3

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Update 9 09:33 13/03/2011

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cybersurfer RE: Help with Shockwave
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As requested

---START---

Program Name:
Adobe Shockwave Player 10.x

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:
http://dl.secunia.com/sw_lic_full_installer.msi

Instances Found:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10\SwInit.exe, version: 10.4.1.35

Last System Scan (localtime):
9. Dec 2011, 09:20

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,

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Maurice Joyce RE: Help with Shockwave
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U have an option with that file. Some older games etc created by Adobe Director still use that old file. Any game etc requiring it in the future will reinstall it therefore it is safest to do this:

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\system32\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.

or after a Risk Assessment, knowing that this version will never be patched if it becomes insecure, U can leave it alone or create an Ignore Rule. I would delete it but it is a personal choice.


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cybersurfer RE: Help with Shockwave
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on 9th Dec, 2011 18:47, Maurice Joyce wrote:
U have an option with that file. Some older games etc created by Adobe Director still use that old file. Any game etc requiring it in the future will reinstall it therefore it is safest to do this:

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\system32\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.

or after a Risk Assessment, knowing that this version will never be patched if it becomes insecure, U can leave it alone or create an Ignore Rule. I would delete it but it is a personal choice.

Thank you. Not knowing what games might be affected, I'll leave it as is for now.
I only play tetris & pacman in another pc forum & can't handle withdrawals too good :-) just kidding. I thank you for your time Have a great day.
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