adobe flash player pop ups

Dsampedro

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2018
13
0
I have macOS Mojave software in my current MacBook 12 inch. I installed adobe flash player recently. after I installed adobe flash player. it gives me pop ups that I have update it. and I update it. it still give me the problem. I called apple and they cant fix the problem. how can I fix it?
 

Attachments

H2SO4

macrumors 601
Nov 4, 2008
4,582
4,805
Before listening to ANY advice about uninstalling flash or pretty much any software, determine how much you need/want it and weigh that against any potential risks. You’ll find a knee jerk reaction to a lot of things on the net. Flash is one of them.

I’ve had, (and still have), flash installed on all my devices both Mac and Windows. Never had a problem.

If you keep getting those pop ups I’m left asking where you got the original installer from.
Do you have a pane in System Preferences that deals with flash settings and updates?
Also do you have an uninstall manager in your Utilities folder?

Also are you pop ups limited to what you posted in that screenshot?
 
Last edited:

Fishrrman

macrumors Core
Feb 20, 2009
19,439
6,735
I agree about downloading the FREE MalwareBytes anti-malware app.
You should run this once a week or so.
Contrary to the "prompts" to upgrade to the paid version, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS.
It will run in "free mode" forever.

Re Adobe flash:
I've had it installed for years and years and it has NEVER caused me any trouble.
You do have to keep it updated.
Clicking the following URL will always download the latest version directly from Adobe:
https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_osx.dmg

I have it set up to NOT install updates automatically.
In fact, I don't permit ANY software on my computers to be "updated automatically", not even Apple's. I'll do the updates myself, thank you very much.

You should NEVER click on a link in a browser that prompts you to update flash.
Instead, open the flash pref pane, click the "updates" pane, and click the "check now" button.
And again -- if it says an update is available -- use the link I provided above.
 
  • Like
Reactions: crjackson2134

sbuntin

macrumors regular
Aug 2, 2011
158
56
Portland OR
That's not an adobe notification, or a system notification. It's a web page masquerading as such - you can tell because it's a safari icon, not adobe or system prefs. You're getting that from a website, not from Mojave.
 
  • Like
Reactions: crjackson2134

Dsampedro

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 14, 2018
13
0
It's probably some sort of adware or malware, not actually Flash Player. Download, install and run Malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
I download that malwarebytes already. and it keeps coming back.
[doublepost=1539715148][/doublepost]
That's not an adobe notification, or a system notification. It's a web page masquerading as such - you can tell because it's a safari icon, not adobe or system prefs. You're getting that from a website, not from Mojave.
yea but when I click the pop up. it takes me straight to update adobe flash player.
[doublepost=1539715226][/doublepost]
Common popup for pirate/porn websites. I believe you are having the resulting issues from clicking to install malware.
I don't believe its pirate/porn websites because after I installed adobe flash player. it gave the pop ups.
[doublepost=1539715290][/doublepost]
I try to do that but it doesn't have macOS mojave version yet.
[doublepost=1539715546][/doublepost]
Before listening to ANY advice about uninstalling flash or pretty much any software, determine how much you need/want it and weigh that against any potential risks. You’ll find a knee jerk reaction to a lot of things on the net. Flash is one of them.

I’ve had, (and still have), flash installed on all my devices both Mac and Windows. Never had a problem.

If you keep getting those pop ups I’m left asking where you got the original installer from.
Do you have a pane in System Preferences that deals with flash settings and updates?
Also do you have an uninstall manager in your Utilities folder?

Also are you pop ups limited to what you posted in that screenshot?
yea adobe flash player didn't give me problems before when I had macos high Sierra in my MacBook. and now I got mojave that's when it was giving me problems.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.