MacRumors Warning: Your Flash Player is outdated

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by HDFan, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. HDFan macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    MacRumors is continually flashing up the message:

    Warning: Your Flash player plugin is outdated! Upgrade to continue!

    Safari is then redirected to:

    which is

    Non-authoritative answer: name =

    Maybe that's an adobe URL, but an .exe makes no sense.

    System Preferences for Flash (Yosemite 10.10.5) shows NPAPI Plug-in and PPAPI Plug-in I hit the "check now" and both show as being current. I also downloaded directly from the Adobe site. Not sure what "NPAPI" and "PPAPI are.
  2. thewap macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2012
    malware attack on MacRumors site ! pop up tries to link peeps to download an exe file -beware!

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  3. HDFan thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Problem has now disappeared. Didn't do anything from my end.
  4. Moneoa macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2015
    From my own experiences at another forum. The website itself can stay clean but the ad server gets compromised. The admins can't do anything about it.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011

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