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Old 11-01-2014, 12:35 PM
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Anyone else getting 'Java' upgrade push?

Something, I figure an ad, is trying to push an "java upgrade" from time to time as I navigate from screen to screen in PC. Basically, my link to PC goes away, and I instead find myself linked to http://www.flashplayerupgrades.c om/?cch=cq&dc=22 [link disabled by inserting space in '.com']

This site autodownloads a setup.exe, and solicits a mouseclick to 'upadate Java.' It gives no way to cancel or back out, I have to close the link.

I'm very suspicious--I can find no info on the site 'flashplayerupgrades.com,' and it does not seem to be an Adobe site.

Has anyone else been seeing this here or elsewhere?

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Old 11-01-2014, 12:40 PM
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Not here.

I would not update through an untrusted third party.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:52 PM
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:13 PM
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Most definitely malware, if you run setup it will ask for regular or custom. if you chose custom it will show about eight programs none of which has a damn thing to do with Java. That was when I shut off the PC.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:18 PM
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I definitely wouldn't recommend running such an unknown-source setup program ever. It bothers me a lot that this adware does as much as it does, switching your link and downloading a file, without any user input.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:28 PM
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Beware. I thought it was legit. It aint. Had to do a '"System Refresh" to stop the shit. It shut me down hard for hours.

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Old 11-01-2014, 02:31 PM
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It bothers me a lot that this adware does as much as it does, switching your link and downloading a file, without any user input.
Scary stuff especially for a computer illiterate like me.

I avoid upgrades unless I have to.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:42 PM
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Well, you have to upgrade or you're a lot MORE vulnerable to malware. But you navigate to the sites using trusted routes to do it. NEVER let a site that 'came to you' by any means install or upgrade anything.
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:13 PM
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Scary stuff especially for a computer illiterate like me.

I avoid upgrades unless I have to.
Same here.

The world is full of scams and the internet is like the Wild West.

You can't be too careful.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:12 PM
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I have not experienced this particular "invitation." What browser are you guys using?

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