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Adobe Flash Player Virus


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#1 KatDiamon

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:31 PM

I use windows 8 and mainly use firefox for web browsing and recently when I'm browsing a web page and a pop up box will appear saying "Page cannot be displayed! Update flash player to the latest version." Being a gullible moron I clicked it, geniunely thinking my flash player needed updating. My Nortons however flagged it up as red and so I never completed the download, I thought that would be the end of it. Now every so often the pop up appears and this:

 

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2u469g2&s=5#.UsyODrRKS4k

 

I've also attached the picture just in case.

 

Is this a virus? and if so how can I get rid of it?

 

Thanks to anyone who helps.

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

That looks like the legitimate Adobe Flash Player installer. Follow these instructions provided by Mozilla to install flash for Firefox. You can also check for pluging updates to make sure you have the current version


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#3 KatDiamon

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

I think my nortons decided to like the download once I unchecked the option to also have the McAfee thing installed with it, jealously.....

 

Anyway it's now working and I feel a bit silly for requesting help but the last thing I wanted was a trogan or something.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

No it's definitely not working, it's STILL asking me to install flash player despite the fact I've done so.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

Is the plugin enabled in Firefox?


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