MacRumors Warning: Your Flash Player is outdated

HDFan

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

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

Safari is then redirected to:

http://184.173.28.176/adobe_flashplayer_7.exe

which is

Non-authoritative answer:

176.28.173.184.in-addr.arpa name = b0.1c.adb8.ip4.static.sl-reverse.com.

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

System Preferences for Flash (Yosemite 10.10.5) shows NPAPI Plug-in 19.0.0.226 and PPAPI Plug-in 19.0.0.226. 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.
 

thewap

macrumors 6502a
Jun 19, 2012
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malware attack on MacRumors site ! pop up tries to link peeps to download an exe file -beware!

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HDFan

macrumors 65816
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Jun 30, 2007
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Problem has now disappeared. Didn't do anything from my end.
 

Moneoa

macrumors regular
Oct 8, 2015
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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.