8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2014 10:50 AM by m_vargas RSS

    Fake website

    ariba.

      There is a website which claims to be yours, once it opens, it automatically downloads a fake software called Adobe flash-player. Here's the link downland.abodoeo.com/flashplay/uk/auload.html?installer=flash_player_11_for_other_browser s&browser_type=khtml&dualoffer=false . It persistently loads and doesn't stop. It annoys me now. Please could you take it down or anything think like that. Thanks

        • 1. Re: Fake website
          Mike M Community Member

          Adobe CAN'T take it down because:

          1. Adobe doesn't run that fake website.

          2. Adobe doesn't run the Internet.

           

          IF you use Firefox, Install the "BlockSite" plug-in and add that address to the list of blocked sites. Then Firefox won't allow you to go there and it'll even disable links to that page.

          • 2. Re: Fake website
            m_vargas Employee Hosts

            Hi ariba,

             

            Do you have the website that contains the link to the fake website?  If so, please post it, or PM me with it.


            Thank you in advance.

             

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            Maria

            • 3. Re: Fake website
              ariba. Community Member

              Well the only reason I thought Adibe could was becasue they're using their name and stuff, thats why.

              • 4. Re: Fake website
                ariba. Community Member

                Sure Maria. I gave the link in my post as well but again, here you go.

                downland.abodoeo.com/flashplay/uk/auload.html?installer=flash_player_ 11_for_other_browsers&browser_type=khtml&dualoffer=false

                 

                Thanks

                • 5. Re: Fake website
                  Mike M Community Member

                  Adobe CAN pursue legal action, but it's a very lenghty process, because most of the fake sites are outside U.S. jurisdiction, and International copyright violation cases take a lot longer to litigate or prosecute.

                  • 6. Re: Fake website
                    m_vargas Employee Hosts

                    Hi ariba,

                     

                    The link you posted is the one that actually downloads a file.  What I'm asking for, is what website URL you are visiting that contains that download link.  I'm going to escalate this, but I'd like the actual website URL that you are visiting tha contains this download link.

                     

                    Thank you in advance.

                     

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                    Maria

                    • 7. Re: Fake website
                      Adzka

                      Hi, I had the same issue and another one of these sites has popped up, but I didn't gather the host sites URL or the actual fake sites URL since it was a while ago. I am 90% sure it is caused by adware that comes from suspicous sites that boosts this site as a popup, so installing a popup blocker or "BlockSite" for firefox as mentioned above; chrome usually blocks sites that download suspicious files.

                       

                      As for a providing site I dont think any actually do, I think it's just a random popup generated by adware augmenting the site probability instead of a legitimate advertisment.

                      • 8. Re: Fake website
                        m_vargas Employee Hosts

                        Hi Adzaka,


                        Thank you for the additional information.  If you do happen to get the URL (either the download URL, or where it was posted to), it would be appreciated if you post it here.  I can then forward it to the appropriate folks to handle.

                         

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                        Maria