Forum Thread: Adobe Flash stuck updating

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Adobe Flash Player 11.x

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MorningSleeper Adobe Flash stuck updating
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Last edited on 31st Jul, 2013 19:38

Icon in tray turned red, when I hover over with mouse it shows message: You have a program that requires a manual update. So I double click the icon to open Secunia and the first line shows:

Program | Installed version | Secure version | Status

Adobe Flash Player 11.x (Active) 11.8.800.88 (ActiveX) 11.8.800.94 (ActiveX) Updating

It is greyed out so nothing I can do and does not change. How am I supposed to manually update it when it is greyed out and why is it giving that message in the first place if it is trying to update it by itself.

I also have an entry for Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94 (NPAPI) which is up to date.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash stuck updating
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PSI is trying to update older versions of Flash you have installed that are vulnerable.

I would do this to completely clear the dross:

Click this link & read the instructions to effectively remove all traces of Flash.

Once the installer has completed run a full PSI scan.

It should not report the presence of any Flash elements that use Active X.

If that is the case reinstall Flash from here:

The latest Flash Files using ActiveX should look like this in Windows Explorer (File Explorer):

Hope this helps.


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