Forum Thread: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.

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Adobe Flash Player 10.x

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ANRichmond Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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Secunia discovered three threats relating to Adobe Flash Player. The suggested action eliminated two of them successfully but not the third which related specifically to Adobe Flash Player 10.x (Adobe AIR Plugin).

Using the Adobe website, I uninstalled the Flash Player, rebooted then rescanned with Secunia: the threat remained. Using the Adobe website, I installed the latest version of Flash Player then rescanned with Secunia: the threat remained.

I am using IE8 on a Vista 64-bit machine.

Any suggestions?

Garnet RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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I've come up against the same problem. I've run Adobe's Flash removal tool repeatedly, cleaned the registry, rebooted, but that pesky warning infile persists. Using windows explorer I can find one copy still existing at C:\Windows\System32\Macromedia\Flash\Flash10a.ocx.
I'm running Vista Business 32-bit SP2.
(I've also found Java to nearly as tenacious, by the way. Why don't the designers of these plug-ins make a better job of the upgrade process so that they don't leave security-threatening debris on our computers?)
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Member 31st Jul, 2009 18:49
I would open Windows Explorer then navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Macromedia\Flash\Flash10a.ocx then manually delete the file then empty the Recycle Bin.

An easy way to open Windows Explorer is to depress Windows key (the one just right of the left Ctrl key) + E
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jwp41 RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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I followed the suggestion to manually delete the Flash file specified in the prev posting. Then I repeated the installation procedure and now all is well.. Secunia gives me a clean bill of health.

Thanks for the suggestion!!

Bill in Dallas
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beeteehum RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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I have a similar problem ie cant get rid of "threat " from Adobe Flash Player 10.x ( Adobe AIR Plug ) I navigated to this file "Flash " but could only find Flash10c.ocx .Tried to delte it but was refused even vis Administrators

Any idea, thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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Adobe Air is bundled with Adobe Reader.

Do U use Adobe Air or know what it does? If not just remove it via add/remove. U will also see another entry called Adobe.com. U can remove that as well. Adobe Reader works perfectly without them.

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beeteehum RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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Thanks . No i dont know what Adobe AIR plugin is ?

Before i delete it can anybody out there advise ?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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Last edited on 15th Aug, 2009 18:58
I thought I had done that - it is Adobe bloatware. See for yourself

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air/

For the record Adobe would have U believe that to use PDF files U require Adode Reader. That is nonsense.

When U download The Reader it includes two unrelated add ons - Adobe Air & Adobe.com.

To make matters worst they have also included an Adobe Download Manager which is not required to download their products.

U can safly remove Adode Air/Adobe.com & Adobe Download Manager & U would never know the difference if U do not use Air.

U can even replace Adobe Reader with one that is faster,less prone to security issues & a much smaller download file.

Details here:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/

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Haoleboy RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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In my case (after the secunia scan and adobe threat remained), the guilty file turned out to be npswf32.dll. When I deleted that file, my secunia score became 100%. I was directed to this file briefly with my cursor over the adobe plug in error in secunia.

I notice that npswf32.dll is mentioned in other secunia forum threads. I just thought that adding it here may help somebody in my similar situation.
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gertie.m. RE: Threat remains after trying to eliminate after Secnia scan.
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npswf32.dll deleted many thanks for your suggestion problem now fixed.
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