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Thread: Flash Problem

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    Default Flash Problem

    I downgraded from Flash 9 to Flash 7. It works fine except when I go to certain flash pages, it automatically updates to Flash 9, without asking me.

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    Which browser are you using (please include version number) ?
    Can you give the name of some of these websites ?
    Is javascript enabled (for these websites) in your browser ?

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    Default Flash Problem

    IE 6
    I have javascript enabled
    The web site it did it on was Neopets.

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    Thanks for the info. I'll try to see if I can see the problem happen in a similar environment tomorrow afternoon.

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    Default Flash

    I just went to this site, and it downloaded flash 9 automatically, without asking me.

    http://www.ozzfest.com/news_2007.html

  6. #6

    Default Flash

    Another thing it does. When I remove Flash completely, using Adobe's updated Flash uninstaller, then re-start my computer, as soon as I go to a site that has flash, it installs it automatically.

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    Arf, I had completely forgotten about this. Will install a Virtual PC asap and test ^^

    Edit : so, I installed Win98 in a virtual pc and updated it with IE6.
    Then I went on the second site you gave (ozzthing...) and got this message you can see on that screenshot : http://pix.nofrag.com/9d/bc/26478729...9af78b188.jpeg

    Sorry, it's in french, but there is a checkbox at the bottom that should be saying somehow "always trust content from Adobe Systems..." ... maybe you checked such a box while installing a previous version of Flash, thus deactivating the confirmation message and allowing the updates to be done without warning ?

    I never checked such a box so I can't tell you where precisely in the IE settings you may disable such permissions once they are given.
    Last edited by Constance; 03-20-2007 at 03:39 PM.

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    Default Flash

    I don't get that box. Nothing came up in my installations to click, or not click.

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    As far as i know an exe-file named "FlashUtil" (or "GetFlash" in older versions) is responsible for auto-update. Maybe it helps to block internet access for this program with your firewall, or just make a ZIP backup of this file(s), delete them and see what happens. Alternativetly, add the following two lines to your HOSTS file:

    127.0.0.1 e526.d.akamaiedge.net
    127.0.0.1 fpdownload.macromedia.com

    How to:
    1. go to folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
    2. open the file "HOSTS" with any text editor
    3. copy and paste the two lines above
    4. save the file (without any suffix / extension!) to its original location

    This procedure should block all access from your computer to the flash update servers. Good luck!
    Last edited by XPY; 03-20-2007 at 10:12 PM.

  10. #10

    Default Flash

    Thanks, but that didn't work.

    This didn't work either.
    1. go to folder C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
    (I only have C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers)
    2. open the file "HOSTS" with any text editor
    (There is no Hosts file)


 

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