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Best Answer RKinner , 26 June 2016 - 09:39 AM

No idea why the permissions got messed up.  Sometimes stupid programs like Spybot S&D will change permissions to make it harder for malware to get on the PC.  Could also be a bit got... Go to the full post »


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Hello lads.

I have an annoying problem with Adobe Flash Player update on Mozilla.

When I try to update the last version of Adobe Flash Player, appear this error: A required file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe:5) could not be written due to insufficient permission.

How can I resolve this problem?

Many thanks!


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Please download GrantPerms.zip 
and save it.
Richt click on the file and Extract All to your desktop.  Depending on the system run GrantPerms.exe or GrantPerms64.exe  Most XPs will use  GrantPerms.exe.
Copy and paste the following in the edit box:
 
 
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
 
Click Unlock. When it is done click "OK".
Click List Permissions and post the result (Perms.txt) that pops up. A copy of Perms.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. 

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Ran by Bogdanian (administrator) at 2016-06-26 16:43:06

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\\?\C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe

   Owner: BUILTIN\Administrators

   DACL(NP)(AI):
   BUILTIN\Administrators   FULL   ALLOW   (NI)
   NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM   FULL   ALLOW   (NI)
   BUILTIN\Users   READ/EXECUTE   ALLOW   (NI)
 


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OK it appears we have full control now.  Will Flash update now?


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Yes! It works!

Thank you very much!

It is a normal error? How was it possible?

PS: If in the future I'll have the same problem, I can use this GrantPerms tool?


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✓  Best Answer

No idea why the permissions got messed up.  Sometimes stupid programs like Spybot S&D will change permissions to make it harder for malware to get on the PC.  Could also be a bit got changed accidentally on the hard drive.  

 

You can use GrantPerms any time you have a permission error.  We usually use it to undo the effects of malware but it won't hurt anything.


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