How to MANUALLY remove Adobe flash?

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  1. Fishrrman, Oct 26, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014

    Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    PROBLEM RESOLVED, see post #3

    Hello all....

    I need to "manually remove" Adobe flash from a 2010 MacBook Pro running 10.6.8.

    Background:
    I'm trying to update flash, and the updater "hangs in the dock" while trying to load. Only option is to force-quit.

    I tried to UN-install flash using the Adobe UNinstaller, but that (too) hangs while trying to load (same as the installer).

    Thus:
    Can't update flash.
    Can't uninstall flash (at least using the "official" uninstaller).
    (Aside: I tried to create an entirely new administrative user account, and update that way -- exact same problems)

    What I'd like to do:
    I'd like to -manually remove- all the components of flash, and then attempt a "clean install".

    Question:
    Where can I -find- all the components of flash to remove, and how are they named?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. Fishrrman thread starter macrumors G4

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    Nope, the official Adobe "UNinstaller" doesn't (or, didn't) work.

    Like the installer, the UNinstaller would "hang" the same way when trying to launch. Could NOT be used.

    I solved it by a "brute force" solution.

    That is, I connected a backup drive with a CarbonCopyCloner backup.
    Then, I re-cloned the backup BACK TO the internal drive (I UNchecked the option to copy the Home folder, and re-cloned OS files only).

    After doing this, the flash updater utility worked as intended, and things are now back to normal...
     

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