Conflict with latest Adobe Flash installer?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by rcdailey, Mar 28, 2012.

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  1. rcdailey

    rcdailey Registered Member

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    Today, I saw a post in another forum about an update to Adobe Flash Player


    The new version of Flash is 11,2,202,228

    I was eventually able to get it installed for both IE8 and Firefox 11.0

    However, I could do this only by disabling NOD32 temporarily. I'm using version 5.0.95.0 with Windows XP Home SP3. When I first attempted to run the installers for Adobe Flash, I would get partway through each one and then the installer would report an unknown error and not complete. I went through the process of completely removing Flash and trying the installation again, but the same thing happened each time. Finally, I decided to disable NOD32 temporarily and found that the Flash installer completed successfully. I don't believe I have ever seen this problem before, at least in relation to NOD32, though I could be wrong about that. There were no alerts from NOD32 at any point and no entries in the log files, so I am guessing this is a conflict of some sort and not a detection of malware.

    Here is the information on my installed NOD32:

    Virus signature database: 7004 (20120327)
    Update module: 1040 (20120313)
    Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1348 (20120320)
    Advanced heuristics module: 1121 (2011120:cool:
    Archive support module: 1143 (20120320)
    Cleaner module: 1053 (20120120)
    Anti-Stealth support module: 1030 (20120322)
    ESET SysInspector module: 1224 (20120223)
    Self-defense support module: 1018 (20100812)
    Real-time file system protection module: 1006 (20110921)
    Translation support module: 1044 (20120223)
    HIPS support module: 1046P (20120322)
    Internet protection module: 1031 (20120123)
    Database module: 1018 (20120203)

    I'm not worried all that much about this, but am curious as to whether anyone else has any problems with the latest Flash installer(s) in conjunction with NOD32 version 5.0.95.0.

    I did not try simply disabling HIPS, which would have required a restart. Perhaps that would have made a difference.
     
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  2. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Errors with the installer are being reported.

    You may use the direct installersAdvanced Users Only
     
  3. rcdailey

    rcdailey Registered Member

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    Ah, yes. I had lost the links to those installers. I know that the ones I used first download and then install. Anyway, it's good to know that the issue has been reported. For myself, at least I did get the updated Flash version installed. I think the last time I did an update, I did use the direct installers. I bookmarked the page just in case I forget again.
     
  4. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Happy to provide links in lieu of normal installers assuming they pose no risk to your PC. Apparently, the Adobe Forums are chock-full of complaints of the update failing.

    Adobe has not issued a security advisory, nor has the PSIRT Team :ouch:
     
  5. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Got the autoupdate for Chrome (PPAPI for Canary is now 11.2) and I extracted it with 0 issues on Ubuntu.
     
  6. rcdailey

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    I expected an update for Chrome (for Flash), but it wasn't there the other day. I had not looked at Canary, but see it is bleeding edge.
     
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