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Old 18. Sep 2010, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

I'm probably not in the right spot to ask this - if not - would someone let me know?
I have been reading all about the adobe flash player problems and want to know - since mine is not working - should I uninstall it for now until they come up with one that works? Over the past two days I have uninstalled and re-installed it several times to no avail. You Tube just won't recognize that I have installed it. Is this the same problem everyone else is having?

I am thinking I need to remove it off my computer all together if it has issues - is this correct?

And, how will I know for sure it has been fixed?
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 05:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, welcome to the forum .

Can you please provide more information... as to what problems are you getting with Flash Player. Then maybe we can find a solution . I have not been having this kind of problem.

Which browser are you using? Which version of Flash Player did you install? How did you uninstall the Flash Player?

Any error message that you get when you try to watch videos on YouTube?

Some details would help.
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 05:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I mostly have Flash disabled and don't have much knowledge about it. When I do need to use it I use via the Chrome browser.

Now Chrome claims to have a stable version which "includes an updated version of the Flash Plugin with a fix for a security vulnerability." I have updated to this version of Chrome.

But I did read somewhere that Adobe has warned against third party fixes!

So the whole thing seems quite confusing!
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 06:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Unhappy Adobe Flash Player Probs

1. Internet Explorer 8
2. I joined Secunia and ran a scan and it came up with Security Advisory #SA41434.
3. the following is what I copied off their site of the threat notice:
Secunia Advisory SA41434
Adobe Flash Player Unspecified Code Execution Vulnerability

Secunia Advisory SA41434

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Release Date 2010-09-14

Popularity 6,265 views
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Criticality level Extremely critical
Impact System access

Where From remote
Authentication level Available in Customer Area


Report reliability Available in Customer Area
Solution Status Unpatched

Systems affected Available in Customer Area
Approve distribution Available in Customer Area

Software: Adobe Flash Player 10.x



Secunia CVSS Score Available in Customer Area
CVE Reference(s) CVE-2010-2884 CVSS available in Customer Area




Description
A vulnerability has been reported in Adobe Flash Player, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when parsing Flash content. No more information is currently available.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in version 10.1.82.76 and prior.WHICH IS THE ONE I DOWNLOADED

NOTE: According to the vendor, the vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.


Solution
Adobe is planning on releasing fixes during week 39.


Provided and/or discovered by
Reported as a 0-day.

Original Advisory
Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/support/securit...apsa10-03.html


Other references
Further details available in Customer Area

Deep Links
Links available in Customer Area

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I have been recommended to your site for help with problems so this is the reason I thought maybe you could help me. Or should I go onto the Secunia Forum Site for help?

So you seem to be saying that no one you have heard of has had problems with Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76?

Now I'm confused!
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 07:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A little more clarity (?) here:
Adobe Schedules Flash Update For Monday, September 20

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Adobe has updated their recent security advisory for Flash to note that the vulnerabilities disclosed in it will be patched this coming Monday, September 20. Updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Solaris and Android will all be released on that day. ... ...

But since every Flash vulnerability is also an Acrobat and Reader vulnerability, updates to those products remain. They are scheduled for release on the week of October 4.
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 08:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi dianenchester, I am not having problems with Flash on Firefox, on IE8
I don't have it installed but what I would do if I was you is uninstall flash
and download a new install set up of IE8 and run it. That way if something
is wrong on your IE8, it will be fixed and you ll end up with a new installation
of IE8. Then, install flash and you should be OK.

Like I said, this is what I would do because I believe, it can fix your issue.
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 09:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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dianenchester, the Secunia advisory says that there is a security issue with the Flash Player. This security issue is with the latest version of Flash Player, as well the prior versions. This issue will only go away, when Adobe will release a new version of the Flash Player, with the issue patched. So, this issue will not go away till the release of the next version.

However, the security issue will not affect the running of the Flash Player. Flash Player will continue to run on your browser without any problem.

So, if you feel that you are unsafe with this version, you can uninstall the Flash Player, and wait for the patched version. But, till then, flash applications/videos etc, wont work on the websites.

But, on the other hand, if you follow safe surfing habits like going to good sites, and avoiding unknown sites, not going to warez sites, or not going to torrent sites... then you can keep on using Flash Player. Just be careful not to visit malicious sites.

When the new version of Flash Player releases, then you can update it to the new version.

I hope now its clear . The Secunia advisory does not indicate problems in running of Flash Player. It just indicates that there is a security issue with it, and you need to be careful. If you choose, you can stop using Flash Player till the next release.

PSI Secunia is a program which will scan your computer, and it will show which software on your system are having security issues. So, you can either look for the updated versions of those software, if you are using outdated versions. Or, you can uninstall those software, and use them when a new updated version is released.
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 05:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Thanks so very much!!!

Anupam, As I said, I am not very tech savy but the one thing I have learned from you is to read things over and over until I get it. I really appreciate your explaining and being so patient with me. I am learning so many new things every day. I just retired and will be spending more and more time on my computer and the internet and just do not want to "screw up".

Again, thank you so very much for explaining everything to me. I was really afraid to get on forums, this is my first time, as I felt really stupid as I have so little knowledge of all the terms and such. You have made me feal very comfortable about asking questions. I guess what my mother always told me is true, that no question is a dumb question, because every answer gets you closer to where you want to go. (Just took me 61 years to learn.) You have helped me take a very big step towards my goal and I appreciate it so much.

I have decided to uninstall my adobe for now, because the one I downloaded about a week ago, has never been recognized anyway. Everytime I would go to a site that needed it, it would give me the message that "to view this item I would need to download the new version of Adobe". I was smart enough at the time to go to the Adobe site itself to download the "new version" (I have never trusted following links to downloads). So I figured that if it didn't work anyway, I will just wait on the announcement from Adobe that theirs is corrected and ready to install. This way I would have no dangerous issues on my computer. Since I have retired, I am very careful about taking the utmost care of my money - cannot afford to lose anything!

I just have one more question at this time, I am running Windows Vista - it was installed on my computer when I bought it new in 2007. I have never been real excited about it. To tell you the truth, I was happier with Windows XP which was on my old computer. I am thinking of installing Windows 7. But, as I have not been happy with Windows Vista, I'm afraid to spend my money on another "Vista". What do you think or what have you heard about this new Windows product? And, where should I go to get it the cheapest? Or, are the prices all about the same?

Thank you again for your help,
And, wish me luck on my new learning experience.

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Old 18. Sep 2010, 06:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Diane, very welcome, and I am glad to be of help .

I too was not computer savvy until some years ago, and whatever I have learned about free software, and other things, maximum of it, I have got from Gizmo's. People here are absolutely wonderful. So, what I have got, I try to give back.

You can ask anything here, and the members here will reply and help you out. As you said it yourself, no question is a dumb question . We all are learning here, so, don't be afraid to ask.

Regarding Flash Player, I think it might not have worked, because it might not be getting installed the right way. There are two methods by which Flash Player can be installed : online and offline. Offline method is the preferred one, as its easier, and also, by online method, it tries to install some extra unwanted things, which can be avoided by using the offline installer.

I am providing the link for the offline installers. So, you can download them, and install them on your computer. I am sure, flash will work on your browsers then. Here is the link :

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashp...ort/index.html

The links to downloading the offline installer is at the very bottom of the above webpage. First is for Internet Explorer, and the second is for other browsers like Firefox etc.

You can wait till the next version of Flash Player comes out, or you can try the above offline installers. When next version comes out, which should be soon, we will update the information on this thread, so keep a watch.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...-released.html

I am also providing a link for Flash Player uninstaller. This one does a thorough job of removing the Flash Player from your system. Each time a new version of Flash Player comes out, download this uninstaller too, and use this to uninstall the previous versions, and then install the latest version.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_1415...?promoid=DNRTE

The link for the uninstaller is there in the point number 1, on the above webpage.

I hope this helps .
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Old 18. Sep 2010, 07:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Regarding Windows 7, I don't have much idea, because I am still using Windows XP on my system. But so far, I have heard very positive reports about Windows 7, and its definitely better than Vista. Although, I have also heard that Windows 7 is just an improved version of Vista, but still, people are very happy with Windows 7, so you can go for it, if you want.

You have posted another thread for this on the forum, and the replies there by members are pretty well informed, so you should take their advice. There are some very good replies there.

If you do decide to go for Windows 7, you should first check if your present system can be upgraded to Windows 7, and will be compatible with it. This is very important, as Windows 7 requires modern systems for it to work satisfactorily. kendall has provided a link for the Upgrade Advisor, and you should check your system with it, if the system is Windows 7 ready.

If you do not decide to go for Windows 7, and you are unsatisfied with Vista, you can downgrade to XP too. But, that would require a re-format and re-installation of the operating system. So, you should take a backup of your system, and perform the downgrade.

However, please note that Microsoft is providing support and updates for Windows XP SP3 only. Support for XP SP2 has ended.

Also, as Ritho says in the other thread, you can ask yourself why you dislike Vista. Maybe you can play around with it a bit more, because with newer systems, it takes some time to adjust. I too dislike Vista, because I am familiar with XP, and in Vista, accessing things has been made quite hard in my opinion. But, maybe its a question of getting used to the system too. My bro has Vista on his laptop and he likes it better than XP.

Regarding security for your system, if you want to get some advice on what software should you use, or if your present setup is fine, you can ask this on the Security forum, and people help you out with suggestions.

Good luck !
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