The major browser vendors are blocking Flash by default and forcing users to enable Flash, usually on a per site basis. It's difficult to determine if this is what you experienced. If it happens again, please take a screenshot and post it in your reply. See https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7043#jive_content_id_How_do_I_attach_a_screenshot
Yeah, it's unlikely that this is from Flash Player. It may be from your browser. A picture of the entire browser window would be illuminating.
Yes I am quite aware of a browsers enabling message but this was a full page that only came on after I cleared the tabs and was quite suspicious and not like the little enabling message you would tick off but like a link that you sometimes get in an email that someone doing the phishing activity. Have never seen before or since just that one time.
Yeah, I would assume it was sketchy. Flash Player is ubiquitous, and a popular target for impostors.
We can forward those discrete instances to our fraud team for pursuit and takedown, but we need a screenshot with the address of the page, and ideally, the complete address, as it's frequently truncated in the address bar.
It's always a good idea to just adopt the policy of never following links or in-browser notifications to any software update. If you think you need something, go download it directly from the software vendor, or the app store, as appropriate.
In the case of Flash Player, you can always get the latest version here: