Macromedia Flash 4.x and 7.x uninstall procedures

  Chillie 23:21 19 Apr 2008

Secunia PSI states these as 2 'End of Life' programmes. Downloaded the recommended 'Uninstall Flash Player' file. Advised that it has run successfully. Have rescanned with Secunia PSI. Report still says 4.x & 7.x is live. Used Registry Mechanic. Still no joy.

Control Panel Add/Remove programmes shows only Adobe Shockwave is installed. No mention of any Flash Player installations.

How can I uninstall these items, before I install Adobe Flash Player 9.x?

Hope someone can help....

Many thanks

  brundle 23:27 19 Apr 2008

Go to Windows\system32\macromed\flash, delete everything in the folder (you may need to use Safe mode if any of the files are reported as "in use"), reboot, install the new version.

  brundle 23:34 19 Apr 2008

For older versions, search for "SwFlash.ocx" , "Flash.ocx" and "flash32.exe" and delete these too, if not found in the folder I mentioned above.

  Chillie 11:02 20 Apr 2008

Your advice was spot on. Didn't have to use Safe Mode.

Once again, the folks on this Forum have shown me the light!

  Dave Bowman 11:49 20 Apr 2008

Just an 'after post' (not been here for ages so bear with me)
To remove FlashPlayer follow the instructions on the page link below.

click here

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