7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 6:47 PM by Pierce Ewards

    Flash uninstaller - Strange activity

    Pierce Ewards

      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.