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Flash Player automatically takes over my computer and downloads installer

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Nov 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018

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I'm using Mac OS 10.14.1 and the latest Safari browser.

I will be online responding to a forum I frequent and all of a sudden the Flash Player will take over my computer and begin installing the the installer to my downloads folder even though I have not authorized it to do so.  Even though a window pops up with selections, I have no opportunity to make any selections or cancel it as it will start the install process immediately.  If I try to get back to the work I was doing, it begins an endless loop and will often install numerous copies of the installer dmg (eg., Player.dmg, Player-1.dmg, Player-2.dmg).

The installer is behaving just like bloatware and has caused me to lose work a number of times since it completely takes over my computer.

How do I stop this as it is frustrating.

Chris

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Advisor , Nov 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
it's certainly a malware that imitate flash installer, you should report this website to adobe asap

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it's certainly a malware that imitate flash installer, you should report this website to adobe asap

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The file names are definitely not official Flash Player file names.  Sounds like malware, as the other OP mentioned.

You can report the website directly to phishing@adobe.com

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