Secunia Software Inspector

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by lodore, Jan 11, 2007.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi, ive got the lastest versions of all the software but it seems macromedia never uninstalled the older version of 9,8,7,5 of flash player.
    how do i remove the older versions shown in the screenshot?
    I cant find them in add/remove programs.
    lodore
     

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    Hello Lodore.

    Hi Just went through this, expand the red x, you should see a path something like c:\windows\system32\macromedia. Software inspector should reference (in my case) flash.ocx. My folder had to .ocx files. I changed the name (referenced by software inspector) to flash.old. Re-ran soft inspect with no problem. It seems when you upgrade Flash, Flash is not removing all of the previous version, hence soft inspect is seeing the remnants.

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    My question would be, by renaming them, not removing them, have you eliminated the threat? In my quick read of Google to find Lodore the link, there are references to manually deleting those files among others as one method of uninstalling.
     
  5. Rico

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    Hi Lodore,

    What I should have said was I changed its name to see if the problem went away, caused no adverse effects, then deleted flash.ocx. I may be wrong here, anyone feel free to correct me, but I do not think the vulnerability exsisted when the name was changed, malware would need to target flash.ocx & because its name was changed, malware would not see it. Also the rest of the files, which were associated with the old flash.ocx, were removed. I believe Software Inspector was reacting to a remnant of the old (not completely removed) macromedia.

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