04-29-2009 08:00 PM
In Google, there are suggestions that FlashUtil9f.exe is a virus.
Under Personal Firewall: Program Control, have "Custom" for c:\Windows\System32\Macromed|Flash\FlashUtil9f.exe
Under Norton Security History Advanced Details, Norton created the rules automatically a few days ago. No one remembers getting any messages to install or download. The status is "Protected" and the Recommended Action is "Learn Application".
If the rules were automatically created why doesn't it show "Auto" in Program Control instead of Custom.
My Norton Internet Security Options are password protected, so only I am supposed to be able to change the Internet access settings!?
Anyone else have this?
Windows Vista Home Premium
NIS2008 (will upgrade to NIS2009 when subscription soon expires )
04-30-2009 04:36 AM
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v184.108.40.206, Norton Utilities 16, Symantec System Recovery 2013
04-30-2009 05:06 AM
04-30-2009 10:14 AM - edited 04-30-2009 10:14 AM
it's not virus dude! dis file runs when u use ie nd view some flash content in websites..this file is adobe flash player file..
Translation for those who have difficulty with Txtspk (text-speak):
"It's not a virus, dude. This file runs when you use Internet Explorer and view flash content on websites. This file is from Adobe."
Many people get the idea that FlashPlayer files are viral because you can't ordinarily delete them on your own. This is because of protections Adobe puts in the registry. Usually, you need to run ADD/REMOVE and use that to uninstall FlashPlayer or else install a newer version.
So many people have become upset over this that Adobe has a remover on its site that will remove almost all artifacts from earlier versions of FlashPlayer. The few that are left are harmless, but irritating since you can't make them go away. Not even by taking ownership in Safe Mode.
By the way, the suggestion to upgrade to FlashPlayer 10 is a good one. I also recommend that you immediately use ADD/REMOVE to get rid of two add-ons that come in the package: Adobe Air and Adobe.Com. Unless, of course, you actually have use for these.