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Topic # 195202 10-Apr-2016 13:23
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Adobe issued an emergency update to its Adobe Flash Player software on 08 April after researchers discovered a vulnerability that was being exploited to deliver ransomware.

I therefore updated my Flash Player to version 21.0.0.213 using the https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer website

Shortly after this I got the following warning from ESET Smart Security:



I've never had this warning before - is this just Adobe being even more intrusive?





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  Reply # 1529461 10-Apr-2016 13:27
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I got something similar from malware antibytes

Flash is just so nasty




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  Reply # 1529477 10-Apr-2016 14:16
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Will need to be a weekly thread, flash is getting owned all the time.





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  Reply # 1529495 10-Apr-2016 14:38
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I typically use browser features to require click-to-play for Flash.

Recent reports say Flash is no longer required for YouTube but I have not checked.

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  Reply # 1529498 10-Apr-2016 14:44
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Chrome has stopped supporting Flash and they haughtily sniff that no-one should be using it, but they don't say what we are supposed to do about the 50 per cent of the world or more that does still use it. Without Flash I can't access content across a whole range of sites that matter to me. 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1529503 10-Apr-2016 14:54
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It's built in to Chrome. Iirc you are using a different browser.

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  Reply # 1529506 10-Apr-2016 15:12
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gzt: Recent reports say Flash is no longer required for YouTube but I have not checked.

 

That's correct. I haven't had Flash installed for maybe a year at this point, and it's incredibly rare that I run into a site that still needs it.


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  Reply # 1529865 11-Apr-2016 09:32
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gzt: I typically use browser features to require click-to-play for Flash.

Recent reports say Flash is no longer required for YouTube but I have not checked.

 

 

 

yes & no

 

I have Firefox set to ask before running flash.
Sometimes youtube runs without flash, other times flash is required , on my PC (Firefox) . A bit strange.
Many other online vid sites still require flash.


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  Reply # 1530016 11-Apr-2016 12:19
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Yeah I thought that might be the case. Could be the Vimeo sourced stuff.

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  Reply # 1531237 12-Apr-2016 23:56
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Adobe issued an emergency update to its Adobe Flash Player software on 08 April after researchers discovered a vulnerability that was being exploited to deliver ransomware.

I therefore updated my Flash Player to version 21.0.0.213 using the https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer website

Shortly after this I got the following warning from ESET Smart Security:

I've never had this warning before - is this just Adobe being even more intrusive?

 

 

 

 

I use Chrome (with the built in Flash player) as my browser, so haven't downloaded or installed flash player for a while...

 

I checked Windows\System32\Macromed folder and the buggy version was there!

 

I had to take ownership from Trusted Installer to delete it as the adobe flash player uninstaller didn't work, even though it said it had.

 

Did a search of the C drive and there's 26 adobe Flash Payer files in the WinSxS folder, including the buggy one this emergency update is supposed to fix, theres also some in the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder.

 

Trying to clean out the FlashUtil_ActiveX.exe file Ver 21.0.0182


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