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Pierce Ewards
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Flash uninstaller - Strange activity

Apr 3, 2012 1:18 PM

Hello,

 

 

I noticed some unusual behavior with the latest flash uninstaller, can someone explain please?

 

 

I download the 32bit flash uninstaller for Windows.

 

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows. html

 

 

When I double-click the uninstaller, a confirmation window appears asking whether I want to run the file.

 

I select run, then a 2nd confirmation window appears asking again if I want to run the file.

 

When I select run this time, I get a UAC prompt asking if I want to continue.

 

 

Why are there 2 request to run the uninstaller?

 

 

If I select run for the first prompt, but cancel the second prompt, the UI for the flash player uninstaller still appears.

 

I didn't go any further as this behavior was suspicious enough for me to stop. Instead I used a previously saved flash player uninstaller.

 

 

I'm wondering what would that second run prompt have executed if I had let it run?

 

 

Regards,

Pierce.

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 3, 2012 1:25 PM   in reply to Pierce Ewards

    Just single click on the uninstaller and check , do you get the confirmation window.

     

    also turnoff the UAC and then check.

     
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    Apr 3, 2012 2:20 PM   in reply to Manish-Sharma

    Moving this discussion to the Installing Flash Player forum.

     
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    Apr 3, 2012 8:46 PM   in reply to Pierce Ewards

    What is your Windows version?

     

    What you describe I have seen happening when I accidentally triple-click an executable.

     

    Can you try again with a right-click, then Open (or Run)?

     
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    Apr 4, 2012 7:53 PM   in reply to Pierce Ewards

    I do not know why this is happening; never seen this before.

     

    Can you try to let it run completely (by clicking OK every time it asks), then post the contents of the FlashInstall.log file (from C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash) here in the forum?  Maybe we can see from that log file what is happening.

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Apr 4, 2012 11:21 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Could you post the contents of your flashinstall.log so we can review it?

     

    Where do I find the Flash Player installation log on Windows?

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     
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