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Major Issue! Flash Player Malware, no solution?

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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My Macbook has never had a virus or malware issue for many many years, until now. Somehow I must have got some malware that is constantly telling me to update my Flash Player. This is malware, I have downloaded and purchased several Anti-Malware/Anti-Virus products recommended by Apple. Non of these has helped the situation so I'm turning to Adobe and this community for answers. Below are screen grabs of the malware in action. Please can someone help me as I can't imagine having to wipe this computer and start from scratch for one piece of malware!

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Most Valuable Participant , Jul 10, 2018 Jul 10, 2018
It's very important to realize that these messages DO NOT MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED. You are right to be alert, and these are fake messages, ATTEMPTING TO INFECT YOU. When you visit a web site, it can say anything  and these sites are simply lying to you to try and infect you.The solution is to not go to those sites. And indeed, never, never respond to a site which says you need to update Flash, or update anything else, or install anything - it's a jungle out there! You can install the latest ...

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Jul 10, 2018 Jul 10, 2018

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It's very important to realize that these messages DO NOT MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN INFECTED. You are right to be alert, and these are fake messages, ATTEMPTING TO INFECT YOU. When you visit a web site, it can say anything  and these sites are simply lying to you to try and infect you.


The solution is to not go to those sites. And indeed, never, never respond to a site which says you need to update Flash, or update anything else, or install anything - it's a jungle out there! You can install the latest Flash Player by going to http://get.adobe.com/flash .

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If you did respond  to that flash player prompt, hour probably got infected with AD MALWARE, see this article about it.   https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/25/fake-flash-installer-mac-crossrider/

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