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peterrrr adobe Flash Player
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Hello
Each week I scan with Secunia and each week it says flash player needs a manual update,.
If I wait a few days and scan again it runs 100%.

This has happened again and I don't know if I should purse the issue or wait to see if it fixes itself as before.

File location;
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_15_0_0_ 189.dll.

Now = 15.0.0.189 NPAPI

Thank you

Anthony Wells RE: adobe Flash Player
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Hello ,

Your previous thread(s) indicate that you run windows 8.1 64 bit and use IE , Firefox and Chrome browsers :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/151...

If you check it you will see that your IE and Chrome will update Flash "automatically" for you and so are not tracked or displayed in/by the PSI .

The NPAPI plug-in you are seeing is for your Firefox browser and 15.0.0.223 (NPAPI) is the latest secure version . Version 15.0.0.189 is out of date and insecure .

Have you updated Flash for your Ff browser ?? You can do so here using your Ff browser :-

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Which version of the PSI are currently using ??

Anthony

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peterrrr RE: adobe Flash Player
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Last edited on 14th Nov, 2014 18:35
Apologies for not including standard information that you deduced correctly..
I am running PSI ver. 3.0.

I updated FF recently but when i went to see if it needed an update it updated again. I rebooted but Secunia still reported a manual update is necessary.

I clicked your link to update FF to no avail or at least I could not find any choices. They were all pertaining to MSIE.

I checked out the Flash player add-ons and one said it would force YouTube to play with FF.
I did not click it as I do not click what I am not sure of.

I am still getting a report that Flash Player requiters a manual update.

>>I am trying to send you the results of a link you gave me to resolve why Flash Player persists in updating manually.
I am Peter in the forum and have an active thread going but do not know how to get this page to you other than what I am doing.
I have Firefox open and have clicked on your link to update Firefox.
Peter

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

My attempt to send the link obviously failed.
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Anthony Wells RE: adobe Flash Player
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Peter ,

I have just checked your/my link and it works correctly . So , if you open the link using your IE browser you get to a webpage giving you the load of info concerning IE in Windows 8 and Flash Player ; if you spend a little time you will learn how IE uses Flash , but it is not essential reading .

If you use your Chrome browser to open the link , the page will tell you that Google take care of updating Flash in your browser .

To deal with your problem Flash NPAPI plug-in you must open the link using Firefox . If you are looking at the Secunia website and this thread using your IE browser and click the link in my/your post , you get the IE special page . If you open your Firefox browser and use the link there you will get to a download page specifically for Firefox : there is usually a "FREE" add-on offered which you probably do not want or need , so be sure to deselect this option . Follow the instructions and do your "manual" update of Flash ; be sure to close your Ff browser before you run the installer .

Next , rescan with the PSI and tell me the result .

Anthony


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peterrrr RE: adobe Flash Player
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Last edited on 14th Nov, 2014 22:12
I was successful and thank you.
Could I copy your link as a shortcut to a folder so in the future I won't have to bother you again?
Would this same link help in case the same thing happens?
Regards
Peter
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Anthony Wells RE: adobe Flash Player
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Hello again Peter ,

Pleased to hear that you got the problem licked . It is no problem at all to keep asking for help and advice when you are unsure of what you need to do ; we all learn all the time . Your "not clicking on unknown links" is one of the first rules of Internet Security and Safe Browsing ; not everybody knows that and even when they do , they still click away .

The link will be useful every time Flash NPAPI plug-in for Ff needs updating ; it is one I copied from the url address bar in my browser when I went to adobe.com , so it there for everybody : you can put it in your bookmarks or favourites or a specially created file , as you wish .

You might also find it useful to know that at the top the box at the left side of your every post you see your Secunia name :ie: Peterrr in blue ; this is also a link , so if you click on it it will open a Secunia page with a list of all your threads (and more) including this one and thus you can refer to what we said and did this time and in previous threads .

Hope that is useful .

Take care

Anthony




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peterrrr RE: adobe Flash Player
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Thank you, Anthony.
I have kept the link in a folder.
Appreciate your kind information
Peter
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