Beware of Flash Player Updates

System OSX

Submitted by: Robert Frazier


One common way users, even mac users, get malware/adware is by clicking on pop-ups in their browsers that say you need a flash player update. If is almost impossible to tell if these messages are really or a scam.

My recommendation is to ALWAYS consider these pop-ups to be a scam. There are other ways to check and see if you really need to update your flash player.

I am including this PDF of a presentation I did on a simple way to check if your Mac needs a flash player update.

For a more detailed exam of flash player updates I recommend the following article on the Intego site written by Derek Erwin entitled “How to Tell if Adobe Flash Player Update is Valid”. The article is a few years old but it contains a very good discussion of the issue.