Flash Player update

imaginethat

Forum Staff
Oct 2010
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Colorado
#1
A bogus Flash Player update just downloaded itself to my desktop. Fortunately, to get screwed by it, I would have had to open the disc image.

I've gotten three of these in the last few days. Anybody else seeing any? Has anyone opened the update? I hope not.
 
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Dec 2015
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Arizona
#2
A bogus Flash Player update just downloaded itself to my desktop. Fortunately, to get screwed by it, I would have had to open the disc image.

I've gotten three of these in the last few days. Anybody else seeing any? Has anyone opened the update? I hope not.


YES--I got one! Ignored.
 
Apr 2013
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#3
When I first got Windows 10, it was incompatible with my Norton. So I talked to the IT guys I respect. Based on what they say, I just use the security system built into Windows 10 and haven't had a single problem.

I've never seen it.

I used to also sweep my computer with a malware detection software periodically but since Windows 10 it hasn't found anything.

And believe me, it hurts to say anything good about Microsoft, other than their superb marketing skills.
 
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Dec 2013
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Beware of watermelons
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A bogus Flash Player update just downloaded itself to my desktop. Fortunately, to get screwed by it, I would have had to open the disc image.

I've gotten three of these in the last few days. Anybody else seeing any? Has anyone opened the update? I hope not.
Thru mac?
 

imaginethat

Forum Staff
Oct 2010
67,039
27,055
Colorado
#5
Yes, it tells me I need to upgrade, asks me if I want to download the update, then the update downloads. I have a disc image on the desktop. I can close the window. I can delete the image. A virus/malware scan says none are present. It was just an annoyance.

More or less, this is the page:



I did a search using the web address and yes it's a scam.
 
Dec 2006
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New Haven, CT
#6
I'm on iMac - I haven't had that yet. Maybe Webroot keeps it from showing up? Or perhaps MacKeeper "quarantines" it.