Flash abominations and file permissions
Posted on 2003-10-27
I wrote a batch program called 'togflash' to toggle the renaming of the files that cause Flash animation to block my screen at times (GetFlash.exe,
Flash.ocx). So far, so good. I then discovered that the browser, finding them renamed, simply downloaded new copies and the awful visuals started up again. Wishing to extend my knowledge of Windows file permissions (that seem to be less intuitive than Unix ones) I decided to try the following:
1. Create a new account under Users. They are not meant to have file writing permissions in the directory these trojan files appear (C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash)
2. Run the browser as that user with 'Run as...'
Blow me if they're not *still* appearing. Why?