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kposner
18-02-2008, 04:06 AM
Need help. My sytem is Windows XP. The error message "Could not find the Macromedia Flash" keeps popping up on my PC. It doesn't matter what program I'm in or what I'm doing (even if I'm doing nothing at all). It started happening after I used Adware-Alert to remove spyware but I'm not convinced the two are related. Everything on my PC seems to be running fine, but the error message is persistant. I don't even know what a Macromedia Flash is!!! HELP!!! :confused:

wratterus
18-02-2008, 07:09 AM
Welcome to PressF1.

Go into add/remove programs in the control panel. Remove anything 'flash player' ish thats under either Macromedia or Adobe. Go to www.adobe.com and download the latest flash player.

If you want to reinstall Macromedia Player, go here (http://www.soft32.com/download_500.html). Probably be better to leave it off, it normally only gets installed by apps/websites that need to run graphic content that were made in Flash Player.

lakewoodlady
18-02-2008, 09:39 AM
I would dump Adware Alert and download the free version of AdAware 2007. It is the most recommended one and is the best I think.
And then do what wratterus suggested.

SurferJoe46
18-02-2008, 10:09 AM
Here's the skinny on AdWare Alert:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/programurl.com?ref=safe&client_ver=FF_26.5_6256&locale=en-US&premium=false&client_type=FF&aff_id=0


........and it ain't good!

Below is some more about it:



"Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

This site is a shill for BulletProofSoft software. On this page:

programurl.com/utilities-anti-virus-1.htm

you will find programs like AdwareWipe, AdwareZapper, ContraVirus, SpywareWipe, SpySquash, The Shield Pro 2007, VirusRescue and WinAntiVirus Pro, among others that are promoted. The web sites for these programs are all rated RED by SiteAdvisor. Naturally, they include some legitimate programs like Avast, Avira and Bitdefender to project an air of legitimacy.

Do your downloading from legitimate sites like download.com or snapfiles.com.

Posted at 04/06/2007-05:20:37 PM by dean, Experienced Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 9 / 9 ]

That is absolutely rite, this site is HORRID!!!

Posted at 12/29/2007-09:38:43 AM by palz, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 1 / 9 ]

Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

This site is total waste of time!! Stay away from this site.

Posted at 10/20/2007-10:34:34 AM by jimskibross, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 1 / 9 ]


Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

This site is a shill for BulletProofSoft software. On this page:

programurl.com/utilities-anti-virus-1.htm

you will find programs like AdwareWipe, AdwareZapper, ContraVirus, SpywareWipe, SpySquash, The Shield Pro 2007, VirusRescue and WinAntiVirus Pro, among others that are promoted. The web sites for these programs are all rated RED by SiteAdvisor. Naturally, they include some legitimate programs like Avast, Avira and Bitdefender to project an air of legitimacy.

Do your downloading from legitimate sites like download.com or snapfiles.com.

Posted at 04/06/2007-05:20:37 PM by dean, Experienced Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 9 / 9 ]

Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

This site offers Winfixer2005 which is a rogue program:
see: http://www.spywareguide.com/spydet_2263_winfixer.html
for additional information about this program

Posted at 04/04/2007-09:24:16 PM by securitynut, Reviewer , View profile [

Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

This site offers Winfixer2005 which is a rogue program:
see: http://www.spywareguide.com/spydet_2263_winfixer.html
for additional information about this program

Posted at 04/04/2007-09:23:31 PM by securitynut, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 9 / 9 ]



Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

Downloads from High Dessert Software contains worms and virus. DON"T DOWNLOAD FROM HERE

Posted at 03/17/2007-06:45:29 PM by laruezie, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 1 / 9 ]

Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

worm included in download software for google base converter. Don't download it!

Posted at 01/02/2007-02:07:48 PM by laruezie, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 1 / 9 ]


Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

This site carries adware and trojans - the site is basically a manifestation of other sites that are attempting to pass off zango software and other adware
DONT GO THERE AND DONT USE THE SOFTWARE WHATEVER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THERE ARE BETTER SITES AND BETTER SOFTWARE

Posted at 10/31/2006-12:40:21 AM by specialiser, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 1 / 9 ]


Rating: Adware, spyware, or viruses

Trojan included in download Dropper.agent.BMH

Posted at 08/07/2006-03:44:21 AM by dorje, Reviewer , View profile [ Reputation score: 1 / 9 ]

kposner
18-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks to all for their helpful suggestions. I have uninstalled the offenders (I hope). Now I wait to see if the error message returns. Thanks!

ArgelD
20-01-2009, 02:32 PM
I had a similar problem.
I went to C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash and copied "Flash9.ocx" and then pasted it back in the same directory. This created "Copy of Flash9.ocx" which I then renamed to "Flash.ocx." (Thus I had "Flash.ocx" and "Flash9.ocx", both the same file with a different name in the same directory.) or could be flas9a.ocx... just copy it and rename it, and keep it in the same folder.
note; you are not removing anything only duplicating one file and renaming the new file
ArgelD