I have upgraded to the current version of Flash Player on Windows 7 with IE 10. I am not a developer, so Professional tools do not appear to be what I need. However, I keep getting popups saying that I need Flash Player Pro. They don't seem to be coming from Adobe; in fact I can't find any identifying information on the notice. I continually ignore these requests/demands, but they don't go away. Any suggestions?
I get these when I open a link from just about anywhere. It doesn’t happen every time, but always when I am looking to find more information about something or open up something.
Here is the window that pops up.
Unfortunately this website is trying to trick you into installing software purporting to be from Adobe. I can assure you that this is not our software.
Can you give me the URL that this is occurring at? I'd like to forward this to our legal team. Please ignore all further recommendations to install "Flash Player Pro".
As I suspected. What url are you referring to? This error comes up in many of my web interactions -- lots of different links. If you are looking for the full url that is at the top of the screen print, I can get you that the next time this occurs.
Do you have any suggestions how to get rid of this prompt? I have been ignoring it every time, but I'm not interested in doing that at least daily for the rest of my life.
Here's the url that I clipped from the top of the screen: http://cdn.openappmedia.com/html/pu/common.html?ait=Ad%20Info&u=http%3 A%2F%2F114695url.directdisplayad.com%2Fcresults.jsp%3Fp%3D114695%26xyz %26ron%3Don%26ip%3D18.104.22.168%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.goods earch.com%252f%26aid%3D0%26subid%3D230%26context%3Dgoodsearch%2B-%2BWe b%2Bsearch%252c%2Bcoupons%252c%2Bdining%2B%2526%2Bdeals%2Bfor%2B100%25 2c000%252b%2Bcauses!%26mb%3D.003%26partnerMin%3D.003%26ronMin%3D.003%2 6selectedKeyword%3Dgoodsearch.com%26selectedListingId%3D7876696%26qs%3 DJQwDFAMXaSFTVkVJRkRRSQ1ORURuXFlBXlQUc1hFBhAdEVReXRcYEmRaXkFYQ1Q8HgZPS EBSGw4aRBwRfVlcRFhRBiYcXkJXQEVcXV4HT0NuWUNAXFISd0gIBUQXGwYLHURAUzABQxM DCAY3JwdPTEFNDAkPGRMTYgwOQAkBQXJaUERIEhZZSR1NTlVuWUsCCQNkeAYXBglVRwhKX EcEEzUeGgdCAk8qChAXGAIXAUENTkwHJgg9TUoCRSoaAhUQFElbXVcREAc-CBkTBABEBxd eMV8cHQ1SWRkWF2VQW1YPDER4XFtES0FNTwscHBEPY1hYQlxDVTcCXhoNBARMXA8EE0d2W wsTHAREKgMKHBgEGxtBDU5MBGEPDhEBFUEsCQ0BXEISAAEKRFkPIwEdVV8DR2BdBxEJHRc IAh5ASEY9AhoDSVcWNhwAV0oURVhbWBgUBGFfBgdJVkQiAQwWChUVGwwGD0JOPjZfSFpXE XwxVkVJRkRR
I ran the malware scan on my system -- the free download. It seemed to clean up / fix a large number of things. However, the error occurred again this evening. Any more suggestions?
Thank you. I would keep running the malware scanner until it's come up clean. Make sure to reboot your system between attempts.
I've forwarded the Flash Player Pro information along to the appropriate team at Adobe.
I purchased the scanner so I could keep running it. It comes up clean and I've rebooted. But the ad keeps coming up. If the investigation team learns anything about how to get rid of it, I would appreciate feedback. It is a royal pain!!!!
This is the exact same issue that I posted about yesterday, to 'How can I stop messages (from "http://cdn.openappmedia.com") re: upgrade to Flash Player Pro?' (before I saw this thread).
Here is how I finally stopped the ability of this apparent phishing attempt to redirect me to the link shown above in this post (I'm using Internet Explorer 10):
By the way, if you run the (not-very-smart) experiment of removing the site from the Restricted Sites list, and do some more web surfing, the phishing attempts will resume, only this time with non-Adobe bait. I know, I tried it. ;-)
I hope this helps folks find ways to stop this insidious annoyance. And I feel bad for Adobe, who is an innocent bystander (along with many others), because of the attempts by the phishers to get folks to click on stuff because of some ruse that could appear to be legitimate if you're not paying close attention.