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After you apply security update 936782, you cannot open.swf files in Windows Media Player

SYMPTOMS
After you apply security update 936782, you cannot open .swf files in Windows Media Player. You also receive an error message that resembles the following:
you must install a later version of the Macromedia Flash Player...
CAUSE
This issue occurs after you apply the security update that is described in the following Knowledge Base article:
936782 MS07-047: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player could allow remote code execution
WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, install a later version of Adobe Flash Player. For example, install Flash Player v.9.0.47.0.

Note On April 18, 2005, Adobe Systems Incorporated acquired Macromedia. Macromedia Flash Player was superseded by Adobe Flash Player.

To install the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player, visit the following Adobe Web site: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 941197 - Last Review: 09/30/2011 01:21:00 - Revision: 3.0

Windows Media Player 11, Windows Media Player 10, Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series

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