Forum Thread: Can't Resolve Category 4 Threats found by Secunia Inspector

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Adobe Flash Player 9.x

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LITTLEDELLA Can't Resolve Category 4 Threats found by Secunia Inspector
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After running the Secunia Personal Software Inspector, 4 items were identified as a Category 4 Threat. After applying the patch and rescanning, 2 of the items were corrected. The remaining 2 items were Adobe Flash Player 9.x (Active X Control). When I click on Download Solutions the browser goes to Adobe opening in Internet Explorer. (my default is Firefox-thunderbird). I click on a 10 download for Adobe thinking this will fix the problem. However, I get the following message "Internet Explorer has closed this webpage to help protect your computer. A malfunctioning or malacious add-on has caused Internet Explorer to close this web page." Any suggestions?

charlie204 RE: Can't Resolve Category 4 Threats found by Secunia Inspector
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you can go to adobe site, (www.adobe.com) and enter flash player in the search box. when you get there, it asks if you want a different version (other than MS Explorer, which is the default).

Presumably, you ought to be able to do this using Firefox. I have MS Explorer as my browser, so I cannot say I have done what you need, but it ought to work.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Can't Resolve Category 4 Threats found by Secunia Inspector
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Why not do it the Adobe recommended way? Takes a few minutes extra.

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 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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Maurice

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LITTLEDELLA RE: Can't Resolve Category 4 Threats found by Secunia Inspector
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Thank You. My absence from not replying to your suggestions are many. Have had many problems computer and personal. However, before I try your suggestions from 4/09, I would like to update you with the latest problems as they currently exist.
1. Secunia identified 3 problems, all category 4.
2. TWO are Adobe Flash Player 9.x (active x control)
A. I do not use Internet Explorer (IE)? I hate it. Can I totally
remove IE from my computer? Should I remove IE? If I do, will
my computer work okay. I use Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird.
B. ONE is Apple Quick Time 7.x
Why do I have Apple Quick Time 7.x on my computer? I have Windows
XP.
3. Secunia directed me to # 2's web site but nothing I did (assuming
I did it right, I'm not a computer person)worked. Please reply in
same format. Thanks
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LITTLEDELLA RE: Can't Resolve Category 4 Threats found by Secunia Inspector
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I forgot to tell you that the following programs are on my computer. These may or may not have a bearing on the problem.
Acrobat.com
Adobe Air
Adobe Flash player 10 plugin
Adobe Reader 9.1.2
Adobe Reader 9.1.2 CPSID_49166
Adobe Photo Shop Album Starter Edition 3.0
Apple Software Update

Again, thanks
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Last edited on 23rd Aug, 2009 22:53
on 23rd Aug, 2009 21:10, LITTLEDELLA wrote:
Thank You. My absence from not replying to your suggestions are many. Have had many problems computer and personal. However, before I try your suggestions from 4/09, I would like to update you with the latest problems as they currently exist.
1. Secunia identified 3 problems, all category 4.
2. TWO are Adobe Flash Player 9.x (active x control)
A. I do not use Internet Explorer (IE)? I hate it. Can I totally
remove IE from my computer? Should I remove IE? If I do, will my computer work okay. I use Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird.
IE can not be removed as it is part of Windows and used by Windows to display everything.

on 23rd Aug, 2009 21:10, LITTLEDELLA wrote:
B. ONE is Apple Quick Time 7.x
Why do I have Apple Quick Time 7.x on my computer? I have Windows
XP.
Apple Quicktime can be removed if you don't want it.

on 23rd Aug, 2009 21:10, LITTLEDELLA wrote:
3. Secunia directed me to # 2's web site but nothing I did (assuming I did it right, I'm not a computer person)worked. Please reply in same format. Thanks

Have you folowed the recomended Adobe Flash Player removal instuctions by Maurice Joyce on 12th Apr, 2009 11:48?
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