Flash player popup on iMac/Yosemite

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

  1. twssas macrumors newbie

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    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

    smithrh

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    FYI, Safari/MacOS X will detect if Flash is out of date and refuse to run it.

    It doesn't necessarily put up a pop-up, but rather where the Flash would have been, it places the "Flash is out of date" message.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    If you do a Google image search for "flash out of date mac os x" you'll see examples of this.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

    aliensporebomb

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    Ah

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

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