Forum Thread: Macromedia Flash Program 6x

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Macromedia Flash Player 6.x

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Aonghas Macromedia Flash Program 6x
Member 14th Mar, 2012 12:12
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In the "Scan Results" section of Secunia PSI, Macromedia Flash Player 6x is shown as an End-of-Life program. It is impossible to install a solution (update) and the program is not listed in the Program Files or Add or Remove Program section of the Control Panel - unlike Adobe Flash Player 11x which has been updated.

FILE PATH

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

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:
http://www.adobe.com/go/full_flashplayer_win_ie

Instances Found:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Flash.ocx, version: 6.0.79.0 (ActiveX)

Last System Scan (localtime):
14. Mar 2012, 03:39

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,

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After double clicking on "You can double click this row for additional information and options located under "Detected Instances" on the "Scan Results" page, I was able find "Macromedia" under system 32 and below that the "Flash" file. At this point, being a newbie, I just don't know how to proceed. Do I delete what is inside the "Flash" file - much of which is Adobe - although in system 32 I have an Adobe Shockwave file as well.

Any assistance in rectifying this problem would be greatly appreciated(!) as I have no idea on how to move forward.

Aonghas



Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Program 6x
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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:\WINDOWS\system32\Flash.ocx, version: 6.0.79.0 (ActiveX)

6. Right click on it & select delete. If it will not delete EXIT any programme using Flash which includes your browsers.

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



Update 2 23:40 14/01/2012




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Dale Lisa RE: Macromedia Flash Program 6x
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I don't have any idea what to do either. If vendor doesn't support Macromedia Flash Player how to uninstall it? Add/Remove Program shows Flash Player ActiveX/Plug-in latest version, do I have to uninstall that?
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Dale Lisa RE: Macromedia Flash Program 6x
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I open the program in C:Program Files\Online Services\Canada\AOL- and right click and it deleted without a problem and did all three of them. Now I have a 100% Secunia System Score, thanks to you. Mahalo a lot from Hawaii.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Program 6x
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Thread reopened. This is the latest response from the originator.

I tried to post this as a reply to Maurice in my last thread/post but found it was locked. I have been busy and am a little tardy in responding - especially when I am so anxious to solve this problem. At any rate here is my response to Maurice's post - hopefully someone will be able to assist me with this problem. For reference, the original thread was started on 14 Mar, 12:12 and is about the same subject matter "Macromedia Flash Player 6x" and was started by me (Aonghas). Hopefully someone can help me with the following:

Thank you, Maurice, for your response. Unfortunately, instead of finding c:\WINDOWS\system32\Flash.ocx, version 6.0.79.0 (active X), I was only able to find C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash11g.ocx, File version 11.1.102.63 (Active x Control).

Although the Flash appears to to be Macromedia, under Version in the Properties section, the following is also stated:

Version 11.1.102.63
Description: Adobe Flash Player 11.1 r102
Copyright: Adobe Flash Player, copyright 1996-20

Under Program Files I was able to find a folder entitled "commercial" (c:\Program Files). Inside I found an application file entitled: commercial_1024x768.exe
Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r14
Macromedia. Inc. - created on April 17, 2006
Under version in the "commercial_1024x768.exe" Properties appears the following:

File Version: 7.0.14.0
Description: Macromedia Flash Player 7.0 r14
Copyright 1996-2003 Macromedia Inc.- under the Product Name, it says Shockwave Flash.

The "commercial" folder also includes:

Blank.swf
Shockwave Flash Object
1KB

FlashSaver.dat
DAT File
1KB

FsMpegDll.dll
File Version 1.0.0.0
Audio MPEG player DLL
Application Extension

and

Setting.vbs
VBScript Script File
2KB

I also found the following under "Documents and Settings":

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#loc al - with settings.sol (SOL File) inside, created March 31, 2006.

Unfortunately I was unable to find any other file or folder reference to Macromedia. As mentioned, I am a Newbie and I hope this message is not too convoluted and I haven't inundated you with too much useless information.

Any assistance in rectifying this problem would be greatly appreciated. I am still at 99% (Secunia Score) and a little nervous about Adobe and this vulnerability. Thank you in advance for any more support.

Aonghas

PS. Dale, I saw your reply re. "Online Services". All I have in "Online Services" is a "Refer me to more Internet Service Providers" shortcut to Internet Connection Wizard and a "Use MSN Explorer to sign up for Internet Access" shortcut which I don't use since it is U.S. only and I live in Canada - so I don't think this Program File or its contents have anything to do with my problem.

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