18 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2014 4:03 AM by DrQuine RSS

    'pepflashplayer.dll' has downloaded without my permission.

    psychonaut25

      My Adobe Flash settings (which must be edited online, for some stupid reason) are set to notify me if a download is available, but there IS NO SETTING for "do not download until I consent".

       

      Norton has informed me that 'pepflashplayer.dll' has downloaded without my permission.  How do I prevent Flash from downloading or installing updates without my permission?  I would gladly grant it as soon as I verified that it really is a Flash update, but I am simply not comfortable with ANY software downloading or installing updates on its own, without the consent of the computer user.

       

      How can I stop this from occurring?

       

      Here is the Nortion file insight:
      "Full Path: c:\Documents and Settings\Cam\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash\11.5.31.139\pepflashplayer.dll

      ____________________________

      ____________________________

      Developers Adobe Systems Incorporated

      Version 11.5.31.139

      Identified 2/5/2013 at 1:44:44 PM

      Last Used Not Available

      Startup Item No

      ____________________________

      ____________________________

      ____________________________

      Very Few Users

      Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.

      ____________________________

      Very New

      This file was released less than 1 week ago.

      ____________________________

      Good

      Norton has given this file a good rating.

       

       

      ____________________________

      Source File:

      pepflashplayer.dll

      ____________________________

      File Thumbprint - SHA:

      bd97281fd622e14aa65895989ddd55d6c65be2247c04ca5555970793bd8ac5ce

      ____________________________

      File Thumbprint - MD5:

      ec155c323a3b777441bf6a2bf4077fcc

      ____________________________"