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Old August 20, 2009, 03:27 AM
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Question Macromedia Flash registry keys non deletable?

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On friend machine I made the mistake of installing the Adobe Macromedia Flash, instead of just depacking the installer and copy over the relevant files in Firefox plugins. As result, there are several non-deletable (regeditor refuse to delete them, CCleaner did not delete them as well) registry entries:


Both from Flash 9b and 10b versions as you can see in the image. Since regedit refuse the delete the keys AND CCleaner also refuse to delete them, I tried even the Registry Booster, yet this one did not even list them as error. If that is significant, I don't know. I just want them to "go away" and don't know how.
Thinking about Windows PE boot, but not sure if that is safe and if that will allow well me to manipulate with registry... Is not there any other way? There is NOTHING from the flash files in Windows directory at all. All are removed/deleted. I stick with the
flashplayer.xpt
NPSWF32.dll
NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe
files extracted from the install and put in Firefox / Plugins, so I will not ever install that crap again. Never did on my machine and no problemo. But in case someone do, is there a known way to fix this? Using the Adobe utility to clean up is NOT the way to do...
Also installing new version did not seems to fix a thing.
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Old August 21, 2009, 11:37 AM
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TuneUp Utilities has a registry editor
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Old August 29, 2009, 01:37 PM
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At first I tried this suggestion: FlashUtil9b.exe -uninstallUnlock

Well, first at all I tried the FlashUtil from 9.0b and yea! Much better, only two errors now:


So far, so good. However using the Flash 10 utility by the same way ( -uninstallUnlock ) I get this error message:

Something about impossibility of finding a "GetSystemWow64DirectoryA" is not possible in the kernel32.dll ... hmmm.

So, I tried the other options of the FlashUtil9:
-unregisterBroker
-uninstallDelete
-uninstallControlPath
-uninstallBrokerPath
-uninstallSafeVersions

...but with bad result, as the number of errors only increased by one :(

Next try - I try unlocking these registry keys using the regedt32 ;) Let's hope for the best :)

And yes - unlocking these registry keys using the regedt32 worked jest great. They all had passed some properties that make then uneditable and so on, so removing this AND setting the permissions to "allow" for everyone and then deleting them fixed the annoying problem
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Resplendent Registry has a free version
I used it get out zone alarm leftovers, that regedit and other apps wouldn't touch

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