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Solved Cannot update or uninstall embedded Adobe 18.0 in IE 11

Ich

New Member
Dear All,


I have recently acquired an HP desktop pc with Win 8.1 system. After installing all my available software & carrying out all critical & recommended updates I set the system browser as the latest version of Firefox using the latest edition of Adobe 18 which proved a successful install.


However, whilst checking the system for any necessary patches required with Secunia PSI it highlighted I had an unsafe older version of Adobe 18 embedded within Internet Explorer. Try as I might I cannot update or uninstall this version of Adobe 18 embedded within IE.


Has anyone experienced a similar problem to this & if so is there a viable solution available?

Cheers

Ich
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 500-511 na
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avira

torre

New Member
Power User
Do you have the exact wording of the notification from Secunia ?

Win 8 an 8.1 have Windows Reader embedded. If someone has installed Adobe Reader it should appear in the Uninstall Programs.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Intel i3, 2348
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

Ich

New Member
Hi Torre,

It's not Adobe Reader it's Flash player (32 bit), it was pre-installed on the system for IE-11 & lives at Windows/SystemWOW64/Macromedia, incidentally without an uninstall app.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 500-511 na
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avira

torre

New Member
Power User
My bad. So used to seeing Adobe referred to as Reader and Flash as Flash.


As you may know, Flash is updated through MSN updates. Try to check and see if you have the latest update. There is not a way to remove Flash from IE 8. You may look for ways to disable it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Intel i3, 2348
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

Phone Man

Retired Bell Head
VIP Member
Pro User
Flash was updated this morning to 18.0.0.209 and MS has not updated IE 11. It will come through Windows Update hopefully later today.

Jim :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS - Home Built
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A99X EVO
    Memory
    Crucial Balistic DDR-3 1866 CL 9 (8 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI R6850 Cyclone IGD5 PE
    Sound Card
    On Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE258Q 25" LED with DVI-HDMI-DisplayPort
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two WD Cavier Black 2TB Sata 6gbs
    WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 3.0
    PSU
    Seasonic X650 80 Plus GOLD Modular
    Case
    Corsair 400R
    Cooling
    Antec Kuhler H2O 620, Two 120mm and four 140mm
    Keyboard
    AVS Gear Blue LED Backlight
    Mouse
    Logitech Marble Mouse USB, Logitech Precision Game Pad
    Internet Speed
    15MB
    Antivirus
    NIS, Malwarebytes Premium 2
    Other Info
    APC UPS ES 750, Netgear WNR3500L Gigabit & Wireless N Router with SamKnows Test Program,
    Motorola SB6120 Gigabit Cable Modem.
    Brother HL-2170W Laser Printer,
    Epson V300 Scanner

Ich

New Member
Thanks People,

I have chosen to uninstall flash for Firefox & disable in IE-11, I don't think I'm missing out to much.

Rgds.

Ich.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 500-511 na
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avira
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