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Fraudulent "update"?

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May 26, 2016 May 26, 2016

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Doing nothing special on my Win10 pc, in Chrome, an apparently Abobe window opened and told me to update Flashplayer.  This occurs at approx 10:45pm EDT.  Because I always have my browsers display the URL showing where I am, I glance up and see not adobe.com but ...

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I closed the window immediately, then searched for the domain and found ... no hits.

I can only presume an infection on my pc, so will run Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, and whatever else I can.

HOWEVER, in case it is *not* a local problem, it only makes sense to alert Adobe and its users by posting the suspicious link.

- d° ♬

Message was edited by: Jeromie Clark - removed the malware link so that it didn't accidentally get followed

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Adobe Employee ,
May 27, 2016 May 27, 2016

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Yes, this is absolutely fraudulent update notification.  Someone reported the same issue on the same domain yesterday and I forwarded that to our fraud department.  Your URL is slightly different and I have forwarded your URL to the fraud department as well.

I recommend running full scans on your system for malware, virus, etc.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 27, 2018 Apr 27, 2018

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Just for other people running across this thread:

If you encounter fake Flash Player downloads in the future, please forward the complete address bar and a screenshot to fraud@adobe.com or phishing@adobe.com, and we'll be happy to pursue it.

Thanks!

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