4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2017 8:44 AM by KrisHunt

    Why is Safari asking me to allow Adobe Flash Player for unexpected sites (e.g., MacRumors, PayPal)?

    damianm81962370 Level 1

      Lately, I've been receiving the prompt, "Do you want to trust the website '[URL of website]' to use the 'Adobe Flash Player' plug-in" prompt from Safari for sites that don't appear to require it (e.g., MacRumors, PayPal).

       

      Whether I click "trust" or "not now" seems to make no difference in the functionality of the site.

       

      Can anyone explain what's going on, here?

       

      Is this a bug in Safari or Flash?

       

      Or is my computer likely infected with some sort of malware or virus? (I ran Malwarebytes; it didn't find anything. I'm running Norton Antivirus now; unless I post otherwise, you can assume it didn't find anything, either.)

       

      Or do sites like MacRumors and PayPal have legitimate uses for Adobe Flash Player?

       

      Note that I am using the latest versions of Safari (10.0), macOS (10.12), and Adobe Flash Player (23.0.0.185, as verified and updated in the System Preferences Flash Player pane).

       

      See below for screenshots. Unfortunately, I don't recall what other sites have been giving me this prompt, offhand, but they include sites as reputable as MacRumors and PayPal.

       

       

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