Forum Thread: Phantom Flash Player

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Adobe Flash Player 10.x

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ScubaJohn Phantom Flash Player
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PSI scans list an "insecure" Adobe Flash player 10.x on my system.
The location given is C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Flash10c.ocx. The problem is I do not have such an ocx in that particular folder (nor anywhere else on my system). I do have Flash 11 and the relevant controls and DLLs.
How can PSI reference a version of Flash Player that is no longer on my system week after week?
What am I missing?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Phantom Flash Player
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If PSI finds that file after a full scan it will be on your system.

Run a full scan - if it produces that file as vulnerable in the same directory try 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\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Flash10c.ocx

6. Right click on it & select delete.

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


Update 5 08:16 26/03/2012




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ScubaJohn RE: Phantom Flash Player
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Hi Maurice
Thanks for the info.
A manual full scan cleared the condition.
I was just puzzled as to why the weekly scans kept reporting this inexistant version of player. (not that I'm losing any sleep over this though)
Cheers
John
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Maurice Joyce RE: Phantom Flash Player
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John,
What U describe does happen on occasions. Please 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

Have a nice weekend.






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