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jackps Needs work IMHO
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Been playing with Secunia for about 2 hours.
The same 3 items keep repeatedly showing up.

1. Adobe Flash Player 10.x
I uninstalled this program as I could care less about Adobe Flash player.
Then it still showed up in the scan

2. Microsoft office powerpoint Viewer 2007
I tried to update PP but the program seemed to hang.

3. Microsoft windows vista
There are things Microsoft wants to put on my puter that I definitely
do not want. I want to know what program you think I need to update.

I rescanned the puter several times.

Enlighten me please.
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mogs RE: Needs work IMHO
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Adobe Flash is a requirement for Secunia when displaying the's possibly best to try and dig deep to find a little care.
Current up to date versions are:-
Adobe Flash Player 10 10.0.45..2 (NPAPI)
Adobe Flash Player 10 (ACTIVE X )
If you uninstalled, Secunia may still be picking up leftover files; even if in the recycle bin.
M/S PowerPoint Veiwer 2007 Current version 12.0.6502.5000.....more info may be required to resolve your issue.
Vista.....are you using Service Pack 2 ?
As a new user you may find much more info if you switch to the Advanced interface.( You may find there'll be more to deal with and enjoy playing with it).
If you click on the+ sign alongside any prog. it will expand to reveal the file path. That can be confirmed by clicking on Tech Details. If you don't find it possible to resolve matters, you can return to the forum with more info. Hope this is of some assistance. Regards.

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TiMow RE: Needs work IMHO
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I can offer guidance re. flash, in addition to what @mogs has already written.

I've cut and pasted from something I've given as a reply in the past to solve this issue. I haven't edited it, so some you may already know, and some you may not require.


The latest versions are:

Adobe Flash Player 10.x ..... (ActiveX), for IE, and (NPAPI) for other browsers (eg Firefox).

It may be, that even if you have the latests version, there are still parts of the old version(s) remaining. You must uninstall Flash every time before you update, using an Adobe uninstall download.

It is probably best to start again. Download and run Adobe uninstall Flash from here:

Re-boot and re-scan PSI to ensure nothing of flash remains.

Download and install latest version:

You have to install the latest version 2x. Once using IE, and once using another browser (if you use multiple browsers).

Re-boot and re-scan PSI one more time, and hopefully this will do it.

One further thing to add: close all programs that use flash, before starting - this includes PSI. Right click on the tray icon (bottom right of screen) and exit here. Even if you don't use IE - PSI does - and you need flash (ActiveX) to be installed on IE, if you want to see the graphics on the PSI page.



Computing is not yet a perfect science - it still requires humans.
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jackps RE: Needs work IMHO
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Thank you very much for helping.

I can not install Flash Player.
I followed instructions and used the adobe uninstall more than once.
Went to "" and downloaded it and executed it.
I used to have "Opera" on my puter and now have K-meleon.
I uninstalled Opera and then did a search on "Opera" and deleted everything
BUT about 6 items in this folder which I was afraid to delete:
"windows/winsxs/x86_netfix_aspect_" (There is more but I couldn't see it)
There are literally dozens on items with this path.
When I delete the Opera path in Program files the next time I look it is back in there.
SO , when I try to install Adobe Flash Player it gives this error:
Program Files\opera\program\plugins failed.

I ran SPI again and only the Windows Vista item showed up.
I can understand why Flash player didn't show but what happened
to Powerpoint?

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