Forum Thread: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled

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tech2gecko Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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I am able to remove version 9b but on reboot an MSI solution center runs reinstalling the old program. How do I identify which program is reponsible and why does PSI not identify it as insecure or end-of-life?

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Underlien RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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The Flash Player 9b is an older insecure version of Flash.

You should download the newest flashplayer from adobe.com

I believe the newest version (as of 2009-03-30) is called 10.0.22.87


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tech2gecko RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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Thanks, but you didn't read my question. It was being REINSTALLED after successful removal.
Anyway problem solved... using event viewer and regedit I tracked the registry reference to HP product Solution Center 9.0 and after uninstalling that product have had no further problem. I submitted the program name to PSI using the link in the program, hopefully they can identify the offending dll.

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fersure RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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Let me jump in this thread.
I too have had a problem with v9 of Flash being reinstalled after deleting. I too have found that it is the HP Solution Center software that does this (even if a current version of Flash 10 is installed) - if v9 Flash is gone, when I run Solution Center (to scan, FAX, etc on my HP printer), it insists on my inserting the HP installation CD which results in two file being installed: Flash9b.ocx and FlashUtil9b.exe. If these two files are removed (or even renamed), Solution Center will agan request the install CD be accessed.

So, how do I get to use the HP Solution Center software without having an inscure ver of FlashPlayer installed.

Any ideas?
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tech2gecko RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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As I understand it, the problem will continue until HP updates their software. I have put in a report to Secunia and hopefully they know the best channels for getting this fixed. I would hope HP CARES that their stuff is flagged insecure. Will see what happens from here. In the mean time I just won't be using Solution Center.

Note it is not necessary to use solution center, it's HP bloat. Uninstall it and then also run the flash uninstaller. To scan just use your MS office program or other software such as Open Office.

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fersure RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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I'd love to use a 3rd party software w/my HP J4680 but don't know of one that will provide me with the features that I use on a regular basis: FAX (single sheet fr glass or multiple pages fr sheet-feed, some letter size and some legal). Scan (single page or multiple fr sheet-feed, crop or full page, legal mixed w/letter, b/w or color). I really do more scanning and FAXing than plain ol printing. Some of these feature can be utilized from the buttons/menus on the printer itsely - but such a pain.

If anyone knows of a full-featured alternative, I'd appreciate knowing. Otherwise, I'm stuck with having an insecure ver of Adobe Flash on my system at the insistence of HP.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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@Fersure
My wife uses that All In One Printer. I cannot find any flash elements in the software.

What is the path to the insecurity?


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fersure RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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In the folder:
c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash

SolutionCenter adds the following two files:
Flash9b.ocx
FlashUtil9b.ocx

SolutionCenter won't run without them there (name unchanged)
Secunia continues to say they are insecure

Catch22?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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I cannot see them on my wife's PC. Are U suggesting U have the latest version
Flash10b.ocx
Flash Util10.exe

and the insecure version
Flash9b.ocx
FlashUtil9b.exe

in the same folder?

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fersure RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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Both.

That's correct. I did an uninstall of Flash10 (thru the ControlPanel Add/Remove Programs). This left the 2 ver 9 files that I mentioned. I had a real prob removing them - found info on another link that gave advice on how to change an obscure Properrties/Security/Advanced/Permision before I could delete these two.

Then reinstalled Flash10.

Tried running SolutionCenter and it required insertion of install CD. That resulted in these two v9 files being (again) in the Flash folder.

I've had SolutionCenter do a "check for new version" and it says that I have the most recent.

Thanks to HP...
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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Adobe do not support Flash being uninstalled via add/remove but have left a link there!
I would try the Adobe recommended way to see if that helps. Did this on my wife's PC which has no problems.
To remove all versions of Flash from the C drive of your PC:


1. Download & use the flash Uninstaller from here:

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?ext...

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? (The overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

3A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...


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scw.thibl RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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I have exactly the same problem, caused by HP demanding the CD after i clean up as requested. Is this a PSI problem or is it an HP problem?
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GoneToPlaid RE: Adobe Flash Player 9b being reinstalled
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Its a HP problem. Search Google about "Windows Installer keeps trying to reinstall programs" and you will see that there are lots of results related to HP software. HP's mentality is all about ease of use rather than also having a focus on security.
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