Flash player popup on iMac/Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by twssas, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. twssas macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2015
    While on the internet a couple of days ago, I had an obvious fake popup show up on screen saying "flash player is outdated". I clicked to clear (or at least thought i was clicking to clear it), and it "appeared" to go into downloads, because I noticed the download folder slightly popup from the tool bar.

    I looked on the computer and did not see anything obvious that had been downloaded (I was never prompted from apple to give authorization for a download), and looked in the history file, and it showed "http://ill.fixinstant.com/?dist_id=596&channel=affl596&v=icmac&c=d333e5ab5974577 5ffae65b40b25740e&subid=102675_d5a563aeadddd517a5bb860c1bae7f42&v_id=ccbcddf474e 144cb7a22df99f4bade4f#" of course, I searched online for this and could not find anything. I ran adware medic, and it showed nothing on my computer, and also ran clamXav, and it showed nothing.

    I have been reluctant to use the computer for anything personal until I can put this to bed.

    I am not the most literate person when it comes to digging through code files and such looking for something bogus......or you guys even think I have a problem. Computer seems to be operating fine.....but.....just wondering if something is buried in the files somewhere.
  2. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    FYI, Safari/MacOS X will detect if Flash is out of date and refuse to run it.

    It doesn't necessarily put up a pop-up, but rather where the Flash would have been, it places the "Flash is out of date" message. You may indeed get a pop-up in some instances.

    If you do a Google image search for "flash out of date mac os x" you'll see examples of this.
  3. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    If you're really concerned, just go to adobe.com and download it from the official source.

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