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Tudor1Royal Adobe Flash Player
Member 18th Feb, 2010 20:17
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Latest run of Secunia showed Adobe Flash Player Active X and Plug-in as insecure.
The versions were
Have updated to version using your link.
Secunia now shows that the Active X is updatedand secure but the Plug-in is still shown as insecure.
Add/Remove programs shows version for both.
Any views please.
I have tried to access the foorum via the link on the Secunia Homepage. I get a security/virus warning and access is denied.

Anthony Wells RE: Adobe Flash Player
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Last edited on 18th Feb, 2010 22:19
Hello ,

Updating ActiveX correctly and not getting Plug-in at the same time is almost a miracle in itself :)) Do you mean the NPAPI version by Plug-in ??

I don't know if you know how to make use of PSI in "advanced" mode , so to be sure :-

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 can't find the old file that PSI has found , come back here and post the details from PSI ; let us know your progress anyway .

You need to close your browsers to get rid of a Flash file , usually .


PSS : I don't understand your last paragraph :((


It always seems impossible until its done.
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lmacri RE: Adobe Flash Player
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Hi Tudor1Royal:

I have the same problem with Secunia PSI ever time I update the Adobe Flash Player. The trick is to remove all remnants of the old installation using the Adobe Flash Uninstaller before installing the latest version of the Flash Player: Here's the steps I usually follow:

1. Uninstall the older Adobe Flash Player as usual (Control Panel | Programs and Features)
2. Download the Adobe Flash 10.x Uninstaller from and run to remove any stray files.
3. Re-boot your computer
4. Download and install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player from

If you wish, you can also use a reliable registry cleaner (e.g., Norton Utilities, Piriform CCleaner, IObit Advanced SystemCare Free) to remove any stray Windows Registry entries related to the Adobe Flash Player just before you install the latest version. This step is optional but I always do a registry check after re-booting out of habit.

32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * FF ESR v52.9.0 * NS v22.15.1.8 * PSI v3.0.0.11005
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Mcd73165 RE: Adobe Flash Player
Member 19th Feb, 2010 15:41
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Hi. The problem is that the previous Flash .OCX file is left behind when a new Flash version is installed. Simply deleting it solves the problem. Note that Secunia PSI or any other program that uses Flash must not be running or you won't be able to delete the old .OCX file.
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Tudor1Royal RE: Adobe Flash Player
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Thank you. The matter is now sorted.
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