Forum Thread: Adobe Flash player wont update.

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bite me Adobe Flash player wont update.
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I try to download this patch and it always says I need to shut down windows messenger and yet its not open to begin with and wont continue.I have had this problem in the past and forgot what the solution is but Windows needs to fix this as its there issue. Anyone know a way around this stupid crap.

Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash player wont update.
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I have just retested my solution - works OK - give it a try.

UPDATING STANDALONE ADOBE FLASH
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Works with Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7 - 32 & 64 Bit systems.

If U have PSI version 1.9.0.2 installed have U tried the auto update feature?

OR

To successfully install Adobe Flash go here:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

& then here if U have any Gecko based (Firefox etc) browsers.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

The latest version is:10.1.82.76

1. Download & SAVE it to desktop.
2. The installer will appear on the desk top. Before agreeing to install check these programmes are closed:
a. All Browsers.
b. PSI.
c. Windows Messenger.
d. Incredimail.
e. Adobe Free Reader.

3. The new install will then remove all old files during the update process.
4. Complete a PSI rescan & all should be in order.
5. Delete the Flash installer from the desktop.

POSSIBLE PROBLEMS.
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If U failed to complete 2. above U may well find PSI still shows a vulnerability on the rescan.

SOLUTION

1. Double check all items listed in 2. above are closed.
2. Navigate to:
32 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\system32\Macromedia\Flash
64 Bit Systems - C:\Windows\sysWOW64\Macromedia\Flash

In these locations U may well find these entries:
FLASH10D or E or H.OCX - Right click & delete it/them.
FLASH10i.OCX - The latest version which should be retained.


SOLUTION 2

1. Check the path to the vulnerability.

If PSI has found elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule. It may also be in the Recycle Bin.

OPTIONAL EXTRA'S
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Security. (Fairly important if U care to check what Adobe attempt to store on a PC)
Adobe also have a very bad habit of changing your Flash settings each time they plug vulnerabilities. To change the security settings to your liking & regain control of your PC click here:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

Click each tab U see & change the settings to your security requirements.

Bloat ware.(Very important if U dislike totally useless programmes installed on your PC)
If you used the Adobe site, rather than FileHippo to update you will also find they try or have installed an unnecessary Download Manager.

It is bloat ware by a third party Company called NOS. If found I would uninstall it via Add/Remove.

If this post has solved your problem could you please select the ACCEPT option. This will lock the thread and stop you & I from receiving unnecessary update emails.

Update 13 17:11 11/08/2010





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bluejay6366 RE: Adobe Flash player wont update.
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I followed your suggestion and downloaded the file from filehippo.com and saved it to the desktop. I closed the programs recommended. The file installed and PSI indicated it was patched. However, the re-scan indicates "no change".
The file flash10h.ocx remains and can not be deleted, indicating another program is using the file, even though nothing is open.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash player wont update.
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Interesting. If U followed it to the letter it works everytime. That said someone else had a simular problem today. They claimed it was PSI being slow.

What appeared to have cleared it is to shut down the PC completely,wait a few seconds then switch on again.

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Leendert Kip Adobe Flash player wont update.
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Last edited on 15th Aug, 2010 22:28
on 11th Aug, 2010 18:15, Maurice Joyce wrote:
To successfully install Adobe Flash go here:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/


Hi Maurice. I am curious why you advice to download Adobe Flash from File Hippo instead of the Adobe site. Last time I installed the latest version (I didn'tknow about File Hippo yet) I downloaded from the Adobe site and this gave no problems.


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Maurice Joyce RE: Adobe Flash player wont update.
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The answer is in my solution. U could end up with a useless download manager from NOS which they use.

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