Forum Thread: Security threat Adobe Flash Player 9.x

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whyme2 Security threat Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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Windows XP user not to computer savy, receiving secuity threat Adobe Flash Player 9.x. Followed instructions/solutions given, also tried solutions in threads, downloading patch, rescanning, rebooting, but still cannot remove threat.

Anthony Wells RE: Security threat Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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If you arenew to PSI , here are some tips for using PSI "advanced" mode :-

To help resolve your problem , here are some instructions to help you first of all get the best out of PSI :-

1)use PSI in "advanced" mode ;
2)in the "settings" tab make sure that the box in the first/upper section is NOT ticked in order to have the maximum info available ;
3)tell us in which "tab(s)" your problem programme is located ;
4)in that tab , click on the + in the box at the left end of the programme , the page will expand ;
5)in the expanded page , tell us what is written in the "installation path" ;
6)in the "toolbox" section , lower down , the link "technical details" should confirm the installation path details ;
7)click on the link "open folder" and you will see more details concerning the location of the "problem" .

If you are unable to resolve the problem yourself , all this info should allow someone on the forum to help/advise you .

Take care


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thedillpickl RE: Security threat Adobe Flash Player 9.x
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Last edited on 19th Nov, 2009 03:14
Hi whyme2;

Usually when Adobe updates software they forget to remove bits & peices of the old version. This is not dangerous usually, however it is bad practice on their part. Those bits of the program cause PSI to believe the old version is still around.

If you go to the Adobe website, they offer an uninstaller for flash player that removes everything, including the latest version. Which will make you have to download it again.

I'll have to look for the link to uninstall, sorry.


p.s. Anthony is right, the information he is asking for will help us to help you.

p.p.s. Adobe is reporting ver currently.

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