KKF keeps automatically taking me to a Adobe Flash Update site

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  1. Oct 14, 2019 #1

    Stratguy

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    I keep having this happen only on KKF. Without clicking on anything, I am rerouted to a site that is trying to get me to download a Flash update. It's not legit. I have run antivirus and spyware tools and it's not coming up with anything. It happens most times when I visit KKF.

    Does anyone else have this issue? Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 15, 2019 #2

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  3. Oct 15, 2019 #3

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    I've seen this, too. These are malware sites.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2019 #4

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    Same.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2019 #5
    I'm moving this to "Support" where the puter folks live. Unfortunately this can be my only contribution.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2019 #6
    To everyone who is affected - please let us know (in this thread) what device/OS/browser/app version do you use, that will give us more chance to figure it out. Thank you.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2019 #7

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    Thanks @Matus
     
  8. Oct 15, 2019 #8

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    Ditto

    I have only experienced it on my Mac so far. Will note the OS once I get home.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2019 #9

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    Me too. Also on a Mac... and I think on my iPad too, though not sure about that. Will pay more attention now.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2019 #10

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    iPad with updated OS. Very annoying.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2019 #11

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    Please keep the information coming. Seems it is only Mac.

    Did your software recently update? I know the software on my Ipad updated yesterday.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2019 #12

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    I also get this pop up sometimes only on KKF:
    Screen Shot 2019-10-02 at 7.54.02 AM.png
     
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  13. Oct 15, 2019 #13

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    I get that too. Not with google chrome though.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2019 #14

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    I'm getting it every time now. It's making the site unusable for me.
     
  15. Oct 16, 2019 #15
    Just wanted to give an update that this issue is still being looked into.

    From my perspective it appears these "ads" are coming from Google AdSense. The redirects are harmless on their own, BUT do not download the suggested application/updates. They contain PUAs (potentially unwanted applications).

    If you already made that mistake you can download Malwarebytes for Macs and run a scan to be safe.

    Other times these come bundled in with other legitimate software that you install. Always ensure you look for check boxes that allow other applications to be bundled in and installed at the same time.
     
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  16. Oct 17, 2019 #16

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    IPad and MacBook Pro, both with current software.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2019 #17

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    iMac desktop. Happened twice.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2019 #18
    Unfortunately malvertising is just a reality these days. Anyone interested can Google the term, ironic because it's up to Google to remove these from their AdSense network.

    A similar "fake flash update" ad ran in 2015, hopefully they quickly address this situation.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
  19. Oct 17, 2019 #19

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    I have let the advertising people know about this. Please let me know in the next day or two.
     

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