Forum Thread: Unable to update Macromedia

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soupman Unable to update Macromedia
Member 13th Mar, 2012 02:11
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Hi,

I have read the other posts for this problem but don't see how to delete these particular paths. I see a couple of different methods used.

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Program Name:
Macromedia Flash Player 6.x (ActiveX)

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/c...

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Flasha.ocx, version: 6.0.80.0 (ActiveX)
C:\i386\swflash.ocx, version: 5.0.42.0 (ActiveX)
C:\i386\Flash.ocx, version: 7.0.19.0 (ActiveX)

Last System Scan (localtime):
10. Mar 2012, 16:37

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,

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I am running PSI 2.0 .

Thank you




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Maurice Joyce RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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The AOL file requires deleting as follows:

To clear your problem 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:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Flasha.ocx, version: 6.0.80.0 (ActiveX)

6. Right click on it & select delete.

Those in the i386 folder are harmless & U can safely create an ignore rule for them. These are the two files:

C:\i386\swflash.ocx, version: 5.0.42.0 (ActiveX)
C:\i386\Flash.ocx, version: 7.0.19.0 (ActiveX)


Just do this for each one.

PROGRAMME EXCLUSION RULE

Open PSI>Scan results>expand any programme by clicking the "+" to the left of the programme entry.
This will reveal DETECTED INSTANCES and below it two Yellow Folders. Click the folder with the RED dot which will create an Ignore Rule for that item.

Complete a FULL PSI rescan & all should be in order.




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soupman RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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Hi Maurice,

Thank you for your help.

Secunia says the file C:\i386\Flash.ocx, version: 7.0.19.0 (ActiveX) is an actual installation with a high threat level. Is this incorrect?

Thank you.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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I have no idea why Secunia have started scanning the i386 folder again.

They are not telling U it is an installation but pointing to a backup folder which is C:\i386.

Actual installations are in C:\Program Files hence I requested U remove the AOL entry.

As previously stated the other two are harmless & U can safely create an ignore rule.

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soupman RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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I"m sorry my question was not clear.

You have advised that the two i386 files are harmless and an ignore rule can be created for both. That makes sense for the one zombie file. My question is about the other file.

C:\i386\Flash.ocx is listed, by Secunia, as a high threat level. I'm kind of new to Secunia so my question is...is that wrong?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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That file is not an installation file - it is in the C:\i386 folder which is a backup.

As previously stated it is perfectly safe to ignore it.

As far as I am concerned Secunia should not be checking that folder or the Recycle Bin.

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soupman RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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Exactly what I needed to know. I'm back at 100%.

Thank you for your help and patience.
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Member 14th Mar, 2012 09:01
Hi,

Thank you for making this issue known to us.

I have filed a bug report on the apparent scanning of C:\i386.

Hope this helps.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Unable to update Macromedia
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Pleased to see U are all fixed up.

On that basis, I will lock this thread for U sometime tomorrow unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from possible update emails from Forum "tag on" posts

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.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com




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