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Kudos0

Adobe Flash Player Update threat FlashPlayer.hta

Using Edge, getting recurring notifications (new tabs) indicating that my "flash player may be out of date".  I went to the ADobe site and made sure that it is current.  Each time I am give the opportunity to download or install the FlashPlayer.hts (1.7M).  The "From" changes each time...this last time it was from "oog100rtakweb.org".  

I have not downloaded or installed it.  The notifications are irritating and indicate that something is running on my machine that should not be.  Norton Security is current with automatic updates.

What do I need to do to clean my machine?

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player Update threat FlashPlayer.hta

Hello GeneC. Windows 10 will manage update for Flash through windows updates. Do not install from other sources. You may want to clear your browser cache and system temp files. As an added level of peace of mind download and run Malwarebytes Free edition to check for PUA and PUP programs. Here is the link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player Update threat FlashPlayer.hta

As these notifications are coming in new browser tabs, this may be caused by some malicious ads on a web page you are visiting. Try installing an ad blocker extension in the browser.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Flash Player Update threat FlashPlayer.hta

Thank you for your advice.  I will follow your advice.

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