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What is flash6.ocx?

Part of Shockwave Flash by Macromedia

What is it?

The Shockwave Player allows you to view interactive web content like games, business presentations, entertainment, and advertisements from your web browser. This is the plug-in specifically for Internet Explorer and runs as an integrated ActiveX application.

What if I disable Shockwave Flash?

Removing this from Internet Exploer will prevent any Flash applications from running within the Internet Explorer Web browser.
Description of flash6.ocx from Macromedia
Adobe® Flash® Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems. Over 450 million Internet-enabled desktops have installed Adobe Shockwave Player. These people now have access to some of the best the Web has to offer - including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications. Shockwave Player displays Web
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How is flash6.ocx loaded?

Safe for scripting control - flash6.ocx has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000} with and identifier of CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.
Safe for initializing control - flash6.ocx has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000} with and identifier of CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the flash6.ocx file.Of the 0.3% of flash6.ocx users, 16.7% have disabled it.
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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About Macromedia, Inc.

Macromedia was a North American graphics and Web development software house headquartered in San Francisco, California producing such products as Macromedia Fla More...
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File details

File name: flash6.ocx
Publisher: Macromedia, Inc. (verified)
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 r88
Version: 6,0,88,0
Size: 837.62 KB
Original file name: Flash.ocx

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/9/2005
Expiration date: 12/10/2006

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}
Command: CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}
Command: CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: b729ba1592acacb47f2b06dd3d5753fa
SHA-1: 3b4e738815aaed59d76778a00574ad50d2096fa4
SHA-256: 6cee548a7bc8d77661a7ace30809f78add485268b6bfe7f4a1810dae73bf37a7

PE image details

File entropy: 6.73906
File packed: No
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