What's with the flash warning?

HellBlaze

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Jun 13, 2015
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Safari, 9.1 on iPad Air 2

I keep getting this weird flash warning, which is odd :) so must be some of the ads, because after twice clicking Ok it tries to redirect me to that site on the second screenshot.


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DesertDog

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It feels like malware too. On a mac the ok brings you to a page to download an exe. Not good.
 

HellBlaze

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Jun 13, 2015
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Installed adblock plus for ios, turned it on, no more warnings... Admins should locate and disable the ad that's responsible for this :)
 
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splifingate

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Nov 27, 2013
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Safari, 9.1 on iPad Air 2

I keep getting this weird flash warning, which is odd :) so must be some of the ads, because after twice clicking Ok it tries to redirect me to that site on the second screenshot.

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I don't get a re-direct in Firefox 41.0.2 in Yosemite 10.10.5, but the WARNING still pops after/with each page access with the latest update (for which I don't particularly care) . . . subtle hint that we should subscribe to avert ads . . . ?

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AdBlock, always enabled, here. . . ad-solicitors are sneaky....

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http://asset.pagefair.com/

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BrettApple

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Apr 3, 2010
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I've been getting (as of the last hour or so) constant popups about updating flash player linking to
Code:
http://184.173.28.176/adobe_flashplayer_7.exe
Highly likely it's malicious.

This is happening in multiple browsers, multiple operating systems, and multiple internet connections (local at home, and I used remote desktop to access a virtual machine at my office on a different ISP entirely).

Anyone else?

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chabig

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Sep 6, 2002
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I just got one too. I went to System Preferences, where the Flash Prefpane tells me I am up to date. Likely it is malicious, as you suggest. What is strange, though, is that there are no buttons to take you anywhere.
 

Godzilla71

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Aug 16, 2009
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I was just about to post about this as well. It actually was trying to auto-download the Flash exe. I moved it to the trash before it could start. I don't even have friggin Flash installed.
 

Scepticalscribe

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Might I suggest to the Mods that this thread is moved to the Site And Forum Feedback Section, as it seems more relevant to have it discussed - and addressed - there?
 

Scepticalscribe

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Yes, this has been happening to me tonight, as well, especially with MacRumors - and other stuff on other sites. Initially, I thought my flash was out of date - but it wasn't.
 

rob.james.arias

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Apr 20, 2015
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What other sites? I would like to know if you are using Safari or a different web browser. Are you on a mac or windows machine?
 

MagnusVonMagnum

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Jun 18, 2007
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If you have Adblock installed, go to its settings and add the following filter: asset.pagefair.com (that is where it's coming from, at least on here) and the problem will go away.

Whatever that site is and whatever it's being used for on here, it's infected with something (i.e. Flash is NOT out of date; I have the latest versions and everything I've read on the Net indicates that it's a fake and possibly designed to get you to click on the button to infect your computer somehow. I doubt it does anything to Macs, regardless, but can lock up the web site by not allowing anything else to load.
 
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e93to

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Jan 23, 2015
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When I access MacRumors forums, I get this pop-up message that says:

WARNING: Your Flash Player Plugin is outdated! Upgrade to continue!

I get this message on my MBP, iMac and iPhone on LTE...

Or.... Was my router hacked....?

 

SamGabbay

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Oct 15, 2011
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This also popped up on my father in laws computer when he went to the weather channel page.

Same warning. It took him to an IP address with the query scheme /flash_player_19 or something like that.