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Member 12th Aug, 2010 06:55
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Im getting 1 insecure program and its saying Adobe Flash Player Zombie file does that mean i need to delete the old file that its showing inside that folder?

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Contributor 12th Aug, 2010 07:16
Hi jckinnick

The version to retain is 10.1.82.76 or Flash 10i.ocx.
All others can be safely removed.

Hope this helps.

Regards, wr
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Member 12th Aug, 2010 07:22
Yeah that's the one i kept and deleted the one that said something like 1.56....

So i just delete the old file that's all? I ran the adobe uninstaller i thought that was supposed to get rid of the left overs?
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Contributor 12th Aug, 2010 07:35
Like anything else with the Adobe name on it-sometimes
it works-sometimes not (the uninstaller) in this case.
Yes old v. was 10.1.53.64\Flash 10h.ocx.

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Member 12th Aug, 2010 08:37
Last edited on 12th Aug, 2010 09:35 Hi,

Zombie files are extra installation of patched software that remains on your disk. They are a new feature that was added in the PSI 2.0 TP.

Deploying patches will usually do nothing to update them, and they are frequently detected on backup drives. The detection and flagging of zombie files is a new feature to the PSI 2.0 TP, which we hope will make using the PSI more clear.

If you hover your mouse over the little questionmarks (?) next to words in the PSI, a pop-up explaining the feature will be shown.

Before removing anything, please be certain that you won't affect any newer installations, possibly by comparing the installation path of the programs.

hope this helps.
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