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Nikilet Resource Hacker discontinued
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PSI scan shows ResHacker as discontinued program. I did find a download at Softpedia for a version 3.6.0.92. What spooks me is the location of this file in Windows/system 32. I guess I am wanting to know what I should do with this. Should I uninstall?
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\SwInit.exe, version 11.6.4.634

Also, why does Secunia show that an update is scheduled for Shockwave Player, however, I have already been waiting for 2 days and no update has yet been applied.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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This should clear shockwave.

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


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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Thanks Maurice. Do you have any advice on this Resource Hacker item?

I'm working from two computers. This is my desktop, and then I have an older laptop with XP Professional on it that I cleaned up for my grandson to use for his games. It is on that computer that this Resource Hacker item came up in the scan.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Yes - sorry,

Having looked at the details of the programme I would uninstall it if Secunia are stating it is End of Life.

If U decide to go for the update option try to find a download site other than CNet (they sometimes bundle add on's) or Softpedia who use 5 tracking cookies on their site.

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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Based on what I've read about it online, I think I will just uninstall. Thank you for the advice.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Be interested to know how U get on with Shockwave & the uninstall.

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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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I'm sure I won't have any trouble with the Shockwave deal. I just don't understand why, when I have it set to update automatically, it doesn't perform that action.

I am having trouble on that older laptop with this Resource Hacker. When I first seen it on the PSI scan I went to add/remove programs and I swear to you it was in the list. Now I went to uninstall and it is not there. I went to C/Windows/system32/ViTrans and it's in there but there is no uninstaller.

Please don't send the men in white coats after me, but how can I uninstall it if I can't find an uninstaller?
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Nergali RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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I also reported the Resource Hacker issue in the PSI 3-beta3 thread.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Can U please post the Troubleshoot Report.

FINDING A FILE PATH USING PSI VERSION 2

From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each programme.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Below DETECTED INSTANCES you will see this You can double click this row for additional information & options>double click it>a box will appear>look to the RIGHT & U will see TROUBLESHOOT REPORT in BLUE writing under the heading TOOLBOX> click TroubleShoot Report & it will reveal some information in a box>highlight the information revealed from ---START--- to ---END--- & copy it (CTRL+C) then post it to the Forum (CTRL+V)


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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Here is the info:
---START---

Program Name:
Resource Hacker 3.x

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:


Instances Found:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VITrans\ResHacker.exe, version: 3.5.2.84

Last System Scan (localtime):
23. May 2012, 13:53

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,

---END---

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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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DELETING A FILE OR FOLDER USING PSI VERSION 2

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 file.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VITrans\ResHacker.exe, version: 3.5.2.84

6. Right click on that file & select delete.

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

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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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There are actually 4 items within that folder which is labeled VITrans. Do I remove only the ResHacker.exe Resource viewer, decompiler & recompiler file?

The others are uxtheme.dll Microsoft UxTheme Library; vi.sif SIF File; vitrans.rcp RCP File.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Personally I would remove the lot.

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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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I went ahead and removed only that ResHacker.exe file and then did another scan with PSI and it scanned 100%.

I didn't know for sure if all the files in that folder were for this ResHacker or not. Do I not have to be concerned about deleted something like that dll file?
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Nergali RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Sorry for the Late Answer but the following are all the files created by reshacker
Dialogs.dsf
ReadMe.txt
ResHacker.cnt
ResHacker.exe
ResHacker.hld
ResHacker.ini
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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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U now have a list of files that clearly will help with identification if U want to delete them. They are minor dross - the main thing is that U have removed the exe file hence PSI cannot now find it on any scan & has returned U to 100%.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Is this all sorted out or do U require more help?

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Nikilet RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Sorry, Maurice. I have not been on the computer for a couple of days. I went back to that folder, Windows/system32/ViTrans and it was no longer even there. I thought the ViTrans folder should still be there since there were still items in there which I had not removed, but it's gone so guess I will not worry about it.

Thanks for your help.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Resource Hacker discontinued
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Good to hear U are happy again.

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 "tag on" posts

You can of course lock threads U have created. 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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