Right-click associations messed up?


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occam

I recently removed and old version Flash (v 7.0.19.0) from my PC, as
Secunia security check identified it as a security risk.

Immediately after, I began having problems with the right-click
functionality of my mouse when in Explorer.

Whenever I select a file and right click....

Instead of giving me the usual menu (Open, Run As, Delete, rename ..etc..)
I now get 'Windows Installer' window jump up, saying preparing to
install.... (Macromedia Contribute 3)

I have searched the 'Help and Support' section, but no luck so far.

I'm running a Win XP SP2.

Any pointers? Thanks
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

Macromedia Contribute 3 might be performing an on-demand installation. This is one of the features of Windows Installer applications, which attempt to repair themselves when they find a component (file or a registry setting) is missing.

See if reinstalling/repairing Macromedia Contribute 3 helps. If that does not help, uninstall the program, use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from Microsoft to remove the MSI information for Macromedia Contribute 3. Then reinstall Macromedia Contribute 3.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


I recently removed and old version Flash (v 7.0.19.0) from my PC, as
Secunia security check identified it as a security risk.

Immediately after, I began having problems with the right-click
functionality of my mouse when in Explorer.

Whenever I select a file and right click....

Instead of giving me the usual menu (Open, Run As, Delete, rename ...etc..)
I now get 'Windows Installer' window jump up, saying preparing to
install.... (Macromedia Contribute 3)

I have searched the 'Help and Support' section, but no luck so far.

I'm running a Win XP SP2.

Any pointers? Thanks
 
O

occam

Ramesh said:
Macromedia Contribute 3 might be performing an on-demand installation. This is one of the features of Windows Installer applications, which attempt to repair themselves when they find a component (file or a registry setting) is missing.

See if reinstalling/repairing Macromedia Contribute 3 helps. If that does not help, uninstall the program, use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from Microsoft to remove the MSI information for Macromedia Contribute 3. Then reinstall Macromedia Contribute 3.
Thanks Ramesh, that did the trick.
 
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occam

occam said:
Thanks Ramesh, that did the trick.
PS Unfortunately 'Repair' appears to have re-introduced the earlier
(insecure) version of Flash 7.0.19.0! At least now I know who the
culprit is (Macromedia) and what the choice is:
Macromedia vs. security

Thanks again.
 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP

You're welcome, occam.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


occam said:
Macromedia Contribute 3 might be performing an on-demand installation. This is one of the features of Windows Installer applications, which attempt to repair themselves when they find a component (file or a registry setting) is missing.

See if reinstalling/repairing Macromedia Contribute 3 helps. If that does not help, uninstall the program, use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from Microsoft to remove the MSI information for Macromedia Contribute 3. Then reinstall Macromedia Contribute 3.
Thanks Ramesh, that did the trick.
 
S

sri

You're welcome, occam.

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshootinghttp://www.winhelponline.com

occam said:
Macromedia Contribute 3 might be performing an on-demand installation. This is one of the features of Windows Installer applications, which attempt to repair themselves when they find a component (file or a registry setting) is missing.
See if reinstalling/repairing Macromedia Contribute 3 helps. If that does not help, uninstall the program, use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from Microsoft to remove the MSI information for Macromedia Contribute 3.. Then reinstall Macromedia Contribute 3.
Thanks Ramesh, that did the trick.
just Restore system by using system restore option
 
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I recently removed and old version Flash (v 7.0.19.0) from my PC, as
Secunia security check identified it as a security risk.

Immediately after, I began having problems with the right-click
functionality of my mouse when in Explorer.

Whenever I select a file and right click....

Instead of giving me the usual menu (Open, Run As, Delete, rename ..etc..)
I now get 'Windows Installer' window jump up, saying preparing to
install.... (Macromedia Contribute 3)

I have searched the 'Help and Support' section, but no luck so far.

I'm running a Win XP SP2.

Any pointers? Thanks
I have no pointers, I am sorry to write. However, can you send me the procedure to delete the very same program that you were able to delete, namely Macromedia Flash 7.0.19.0 (ActiveX) ? As with you, Secunia is recommending that I uninstall it. Absolute Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, and Add/Remove programs are not even finding it. Thank you very much.
 

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