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Macromedia Flashplayer 5.0.42.0


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#1 Globe Roamer Jeff

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:59 AM

As you guys/gals will already know Adobe bought out Macromedia. I have a machine that still has the Topic Title FlashPlayer installed and located at:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Macromed\Flash\SWFlash.ocx

I have gone in an knobbled this player by renaming it NoSWFlash.ocx so it won't run, but I would still like to get it off the system entirely.

Secunia Scan results still give out a link to Macromedia to obtain removal instructions for this player. Clicking the link eventually takes one to Adobe. I have gone through the Adobe site's FlashPlayer removal instructions and for the life of me I cannot see one for removing this little insecure 'boat anchor', or any other Macromedia FlashPlayer.

So if you know where I can find instructions to remove or just happen to 'know' exactly what to do please pass the info along.

As old computers come out of closets and get fired up for new nostalgic life we will likely see this happen again I think.

All the Best.... GRJ :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 08:39 AM

The macromedia flashplayer uninstalls from the Add/Remove program. After that, when you run the secunia scan it gives you the file path for every location of flash. Simply migrate to the location(s) and right click and delete. The files you deleted should now be in the recycle bin. After you have used the comp for a bit and determined you haven't accidentally deleted a file you need, you can delete them from the recycle bin.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 11:12 PM

The macromedia flashplayer uninstalls from the Add/Remove program. After that, when you run the secunia scan it gives you the file path for every location of flash. Simply migrate to the location(s) and right click and delete....


Righto... sort of what I was thinking except there is no entry for the player in Control Panel > Add/Remove, which left me wondering as to why not? Oh well, such is life. Thanks. GRJ...

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:23 AM

I would hunt around on the internet to see if you can download the installation file for Macromedia Flashplayer 5.0.42.0. If you find it, install it and then remove it using Add/Remove Programs.
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