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tholly911

join:2012-05-30
Pasadena, TX
reply to StuartMW

Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257

When I run CCleaner Registry Cleaning Tool after an uninstall ...
It does find at least some of the old registry keys that no longer point to valid programs. However, I don't know if it finds them all.


Fat City
Premium
join:2003-03-10
Freedonia

1 recommendation

reply to StuartMW

It looks like Adobe has combined the 32 and 64 bit versions of Flash with this latest update. I want to run only the 32-bit version on my Win7 x64 OS. Which version will this download install? Is there a choice offered during the installtion?


Libra
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join:2003-08-06
USA
kudos:1
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I'm also curious about this since I have two Win7 x64 computers. In the past I was able to use the Flash Uninstaller on them, but a few months ago the uninstaller told me I needed the x64 uninstaller (I then used Programs and Features to uninstall Flash).

I'm also not planning to install this latest Flash until Adobe fixes the problem with the Firefox browser.

Sincerely, Libra



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
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·Comcast
·Verizon Online DSL
reply to StuartMW

(Protected Mode is for Vista & above only.)

Inside Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox

"Today, we launched Flash Player Protected Mode for Firefox on Windows. Our Protected Mode implementation allows Flash Player to run as a low integrity process with several additional restrictions that prohibit the runtime from accessing sensitive resources. This approach is based on David LeBlanc’s Practical Windows Sandbox design and builds upon what Adobe created for the Adobe Reader X sandbox. By running the Flash Player as a restricted process, Adobe is making it more difficult for an attacker to turn a simple bug into a working exploit. This blog post will provide an overview of the technical implementation of the design. ..."



chachazz
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:9
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This new Flash Player Protected mode is causing Firefox freezing and crashing (container.exe) (did so in the beta preview releases too)

Check the reports in the Flash forum: »forums.adobe.com/community/flash···shplayer

Instructions to disable protected mode.
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Libra
Premium
join:2003-08-06
USA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to StuartMW

Since the installer is now combining VERSION 32 and 64 BIT in the installer will it recognize what browser is being used? I have two Win7 64bit computers with 32bit browsers. I don't want 64 bit flash.

Adobe recently would not allow the the 32bit uninstaller be used on my 64bit computer.

Thank you.

Libra


Fat City
Premium
join:2003-03-10
Freedonia

Libra, from my experience, the new combo-download installs both versions---32 and 64 bit. I used to use the old 32-bit installer which would only install flash in the C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash folder. With this new installer, I also get flash in the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash folder of my Win7 64-bit OS. I verified that Flash is now active in both my 32 and 64 bit browsers.

There seems to be no way to avoid the double installation of Flash.
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All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental. - Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)



Name Game
Premium
join:2002-07-07
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:7
reply to StuartMW

Flash sandbox for Firefox is definitely much more hardened and more restrictive than Flash for Chrome-IE. Very challenging...

Chaouki Bekrar VUPEN
CEO & Head of Research @VUPEN The leading provider of defensive and offensive cyber security and advanced vulnerability research.

»twitter.com/cBekrar/status/21252···94263297
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»www.gladiator-antivirus.com/


Libra
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join:2003-08-06
USA
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reply to Fat City

Thank you Fat City. I'm not happy about that since I only use 32bit browsers on those computers (although I believe they both have 64bit IE's installed). Is it then necessary to find and use the Flash uninstaller?

I wish they wouldn't complicate things.

Sincerely, Libra


OZO
Premium
join:2003-01-17
kudos:2
reply to StuartMW

Why to allow Macromedia Flash to elevate its privileges on your computer in the first place? Then one has to create a complex sandbox to keep it isolated or to run special anti-malware programs all the times on the background to harness it from all malicious actions that it could perform. Just think about it for a sec and you'll come to a simple solution that everyone could/should do. Edit your registry and, if you see it, remove this key immediately:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{FAF199D2-BFA7-4394-A4DE-044A08E59B32}]
 
Then you may go ahead and visit any malicious site you want... :)

--
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...

Fat City
Premium
join:2003-03-10
Freedonia
reply to Libra

Libra, the uninstaller will remove both versions (I tried that while I was playing around with different versions). I suppose you could open your 64-bit browser and disable the Flash plugin if you wanted to. For me, it's not a big deal, and I'll leave both of them as they are. Originally, I was just curious about the workings of this new installer; now I know.
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All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental. - Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)



Cartel
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Chilliwack, BC
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reply to OZO

said by OZO:

Why to allow Macromedia Flash to elevate its privileges on your computer in the first place? Then one has to create a complex sandbox to keep it isolated or to run special anti-malware programs all the times on the background to harness it from all malicious actions that it could perform. Just think about it for a sec and you'll come to a simple solution that everyone could/should do. Edit your registry and, if you see it, remove this key immediately:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{FAF199D2-BFA7-4394-A4DE-044A08E59B32}]
 
Then you may go ahead and visit any malicious site you want... :)

I think last time I did this, I got a BSOD watching youtube.
????


dellsweig
Extreme Aerobatics
Premium,MVM
join:2003-12-10
Campbell Hall, NY
kudos:1
reply to whats that

said by whats that :

I had to utilize System Restore! and go back to Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202.
Initially, after update, every time I tried to open Firefox 13 it was hanging and freezing ... eventually, got the "A script is running" message(s) - but even after I stopped the script(s), everything kept freezing - finally, checked Task Manager and 13 (no exaggeration) Adobe's were running! End Process x 13 times later (plus deleting "plugin container), several more attempts, 2 computer restarts and finally just got fed up.

THANKFULLY I chose to set a restore point before updating!

By the way, am posting here, after wasting another 10 minutes trying to notify Adobe. They make it way too hard for non-technical users to try and convey this type of feedback.

Thanks for listening.

Ciao

I installed this update on my Imac (Lion) and Firefox 13 became SLOOOOW and unresponsive.

Reboot of the system did not help

Deleted Flash and disabled the plugin and all is well again
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Nothin' left to do but smile smile smile


Oleg
Premium
join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

It could be some other software issue or software configuration.


Libra
Premium
join:2003-08-06
USA
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Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Fat City

Thank you again, Fat City, for finding that out. I'm waiting for the problem with Firefox to be fixed before I update it.

Meanwhile, I was looking for the Macromed folder in System32. I found it in my 32bit Vista computer, but when I looked in Win7 64bit, Macromed was located in the sysWOW folder. I did show Flash to be 32 bit though.

Sincerely, Libra



Oleg
Premium
join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

1 edit

If Vista is 32bit flavor that's correct or you may have installed a Flash Player 32bit version only.


Libra
Premium
join:2003-08-06
USA
kudos:1

I was surprised to see the Flash32 in the sysWOW64 file in the Win7 64bit computers since I installed only Flash 32 in them and expected to see it in System32\macromed.

Sincerely, Libra



bluepoint

join:2001-03-24

1 recommendation

In a 64 bit computer, all 64 bit files/libraries goes to SYS2 and all the 32 bits goes to SYSWOW64. So yes, you will see the 32 bit flash player in SysWow64\macromed.



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
Reviews:
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·Verizon Online DSL

> SYS2

Sysnative perhaps.

File System Redirector

The %windir%\System32 directory is reserved for 64-bit applications. Most DLL file names were not changed when 64-bit versions of the DLLs were created, so 32-bit versions of the DLLs are stored in a different directory. WOW64 hides this difference by using a file system redirector.

In most cases, whenever a 32-bit application attempts to access %windir%\System32, the access is redirected to %windir%\SysWOW64.