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Secunia Official 28th May, 2009 10:05
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Hi

We've seen that a lot of our users is having problems with locating the ActiveX Controls detected by the PSI.

The normal approach using Explorer won't work since Windows does not display ActiveX Controls as .DLL, OCX, etc, but rather the "package" they come in.


How to find the files:

1. Open the CMD by typing "CMD" (Without the "") in the "Run" application.

2. Type: cd .. (Press Enter)

3. Type: cd .. (Press Enter)

4. Type: cd windows (Press Enter)

5. Type: cd downloaded program files (Press Enter)

6. Type: dir (Press Enter)


Now you should see the files as the PSI sees them.

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Paladin Creations RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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I have Windows Vista and want to delete the EPUWALcontrol.dll active X in the C:\Windows\downloaded program files (eBay Picture Control etc) but I can't run as Administrator when the Command Prompt icon is open to delete the .dll!!!!!how might I type this in in the Start/Search box?
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Member 20th Jun, 2009 11:51
Last edited on 20th Jun, 2009 12:00 Go to Start then enter cmd then right click on cmd.exe then select Run as administrator then navigate to the Folder you want by entering cd \ then cd windows then cd Downloaded Program Files but be very careful of what you delete.
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Paladin Creations RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Many thanks Morten I have now been able to run the Command Prompt as administrator and have been able to delete the security threat which was eBay Picture Controller(EPUWALcontrol.dll) it was the Start type Command Prompt THEN RIGHT CLICK on the icon at the top of the page displayed to run as Administrator, that was my problem before, :-)
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bjm__ RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Morten Hansen
Very easy and helpful instructions to view Downloaded Program Files as PSI views them.
Now, that I can view the List
What cmd do I use to delete a specific activeX, dll, etc.
Is it just type "delete" file name at the prompt?
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Many thanks Morten, I was able to delete the eBay Picture Active X Control in question and all is well with the security now.
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bjm__ RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Please advise ~ What command to use at cmd prompt to delete the specific file
Thank you
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on 29th Jun, 2009 18:15, bjm__ wrote:
Morten Hansen
Very easy and helpful instructions to view Downloaded Program Files as PSI views them.
Now, that I can view the List
What cmd do I use to delete a specific activeX, dll, etc.
Is it just type "delete" file name at the prompt?
Respectfully
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Maurice Joyce RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Removing ActiveX

Below are two solutions I have copied from the Forum that do work.

Windows XP

launch command prompt from accessories in the programs list
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list
type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter

Vista
Open Start/Search
type "Command Prompt" into the search window
A Command Prompt icon will display
Right click on it
select "Run as administrator"
type: cd c:\windows\downloaded program files
press enter
type: dir
press enter
find the correct file in the list
type: del <name of correct file without these braces>
press enter
type: exit
press enter




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bjm__ RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Maurice,
Thanks for the details (Vista)
I was not sure if command at prompt is 'delete' or 'del'
Do I add a space between 'del' and 'file name'?

Thank again
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Maurice Joyce RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Type as written - like anything in the cmd prompt if it is wrong it will reject the command and take U back to the start line.

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chickwich RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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shame that the files that are causing issues are actally part of TurboLister 2 and are in said folder.

c:\program files\ebay\turbolister 2\

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bjm__ RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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by chickwich on 14th Jul, 2009 16:50
shame that the files that are causing issues are actually part of TurboLister 2 and are in said folder.
c:\program files\ebay\turbolister 2\

Why is this a shame and why do you assume all the files that are causing issues are actually part of TurboLister 2. My ocx. was not part of TurboLister 2 and was not in said folder c:\program files\ebay\turbolister 2\

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Steviebach RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Many Thanks to Morten for this solution, i have been searching everywhere for a way to delete active x, where all other solutions failed miserably, your's worked just great.
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vanessagirl RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Maurice:
Thanks for the solution. Your step by step details worked like a charm once I got CMD to work as an administrator.
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MomsHugs RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Maurice, thank you for such concise instructions on how to find & delete ActiveX Controls. However, I would appreciate your help figuring out if these 4 items should be deleted...

Downloaded Program Files - Dir:
7/29/08 erma.inf
2/02/09 FP_AX_CAB_INSTALLER.exe
2/02/09 swflash.inf
6/04/09 swdir.inf

OS is WinXP, AVG, Malwarebytes, CCleaner, UltraDefrag, PageDefrag, Secunia, Outlook Express, Works/Calendar, and Office2000 (Word & Excel). All are set to auto-update.

Yesterday I re-installed Adobe 9.1.3 & Flash v.6.0.15 and Secunia now shows 100% secure (except IE8.x for which there's no solution per SAID 24314).

Secunia's Ignore Rules lists these Microsoft apps but I moved Office 2000(SP3) to Ignore after 7/1/09.

* 2000 Office Suite [C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\*.*]
* 2003 PowerPoint Viewer (2 FILES)
[C:\WORKSSETUP\MSWORKS\PFILES\OFFICE\PPV\PPTVIEW.E XE]
[C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\MemoryProject\MP_SLIDESHOW\pptview.exe]
* Photo Editor 3.x [C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.EXE]
* WinDVD Gold 5 [C:\ProgramFiles\InterVideo\WinDVD\WinDVD.exe]
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Maurice Joyce RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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These four are craplets from Adobe Flash/Shockwave

7/29/08 erma.inf (Shockwave/flash Information File)
2/02/09 FP_AX_CAB_INSTALLER.exe (Old Flash Installer)
2/02/09 swflash.inf (Flash Information)
6/04/09 swdir.inf (Flash Information)

U can safely remove them. I note U have CCleaner - run the registry cleaner afterwards.

They will only be deleted to the recycle bin so in the unlikely event of changing your mind U can restore them.

Your last bit is not understood. Are U suggesting U have ignored security warning on these programmes?

* 2000 Office Suite [C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\*.*]
* 2003 PowerPoint Viewer (2 FILES)
[C:\WORKSSETUP\MSWORKS\PFILES\OFFICE\PPV\PPTVIEW.E XE]
[C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\MemoryProject\MP_SLIDESHOW\pptview.exe]
* Photo Editor 3.x [C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.EXE]
* WinDVD Gold 5 [C:\ProgramFiles\InterVideo\WinDVD\WinDVD.exe]


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regclean09 RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Thanks Maurice for this advice this is very useful for me.

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Last edited on 19th Aug, 2009 18:38
Maurice ~ Sorry for delayed response, but I wanted to double-ck what I did when MS stopped support for Office2000.

My Office2000 Updates (last available from MS):
7/28/08, 2/18/09 (WINWORD & OUTLOOK), and 4/16/09 (EXCEL)

Secunia kept showing them as End-of-Life w/no available patches, so I chose the Ignore option in early July 09.
EDIT: PSI on Boot & continuous monitoring is enabled.

I would love to migrate to OpenOffice.org but would like to know more about it first.

If Secunia has other suggestions, I'm all ears.

Thank a million for all your help, Maurice!!

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Maurice Joyce RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Still not really understood what U have done.

Are U saying U have six delete rules - 1 for each of these?

1. 2000 Office Suite [C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\*.*]
2. 2003 PowerPoint Viewer (2 FILES)
3. [C:\WORKSSETUP\MSWORKS\PFILES\OFFICE\PPV\PPTVIEW.E XE]
4. [C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\MemoryProject\MP_SLIDESHOW\pptview.exe]
5. Photo Editor 3.x [C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.EXE]
6. WinDVD Gold 5 [C:\ProgramFiles\InterVideo\WinDVD\WinDVD.exe]



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MomsHugs RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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They were listed in "End-of-Life" when MS no longer provided updates after 7-1-09. So, I chose "Ignore Program" in the Tool Box, which apparently placed each one in the "Ignore Rules" box in Settings, listed under the following 3 column headings:

Rule Name Rule Delete
Program Path Delete Rule

Secunia no longer scans them as I continue to use them.

If you need to know more about Secunia's "Ignore Program" option, you will need to ask their techs. I am just a personal user trying out Secunia to see if I want to buy it.
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Maurice Joyce RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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I know all about the ignore rule just checking U were OK.

What U have done is defeating the object of PSI. You have hidden away potentially unsafe programmes that could be harmful to your PC.

If I am reading your list correctly U have hidden a Cat 5 vulnerability with PowerPoint Viewer. Very risky.

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MomsHugs RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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Thanks Maurice. Appreciate your help w/PSI. Now I don't know what to do. If I undelete all the Ignore Rules for Office2000, PSI will continue to warn but there are no patches available.

Should I only undelete Ignore Rule for just PPT2003?

What about the Rule for GoldDVD?
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Maurice Joyce RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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A purist would not create an ignore for any insecurity found by PSI.

Office 2000.
Main line & extended support have ceased but many still use it in a totally secure environment. U should delete the ignore rule & update from here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266134

Powerpoint Viewer 2003.
This is also near to end of life. Remove the ignore rule, uninstall it via add/remove & install the 2007 viewer from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?fa...

Microsoft Photo Editor & WinDVD Gold 5 are end of life.
U can.
1. Keep them hidden & run a risk (not for me)
2. Upgrade them.
3. Remove them via add/remove.

C:\WORKSSETUP\MSWORKS\PFILES\OFFICE\PPV\PPTVIEW .EXE

This is an old set up file. For safety this file should be found and renamed C:\WORKSSETUP\MSWORKS\PFILES\OFFICE\PPV\PPTVIEW.EX E_OLD



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g3ntyuk RE: How to find ActiveX Controls
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thanks a lot. for weeks i have been suffering 99% patched programs. could never figure out how to remove this ebay one. So eventually i decided to visit this forum now (dont know why i didnt earlier) and have followed the Vista way to do it and its worked

if i have any more problems i defintly know where to come!

thanks
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