Flash Player Pop Up - Android

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  1. cliffo

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    Hi Guys,

    I've started to get this pop up appear when I log in to the site on my Android phone (OnePlus 5).

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    It wants me to install some flash player, I hit the back button and it takes me to the Google Play store. I've neither hit the OK button or installed the flash player app.

    It doesn't happen on my PC or Android tablet so thinking my phone might have malware but I have run several scans with different virus/malware apps and none pick up anything.

    If it was happening across a number of websites I'd be sure my phone had picked something up but it only happens here so unsure whether it's my phone or something with this site.

    Thoughts?

    Cheers,
    cliffo
     
  2. FarsideOfCrazy

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    My Android phone started doing this yesterday also. No idea why though
     
  3. cliffo

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    Posted 5/12/17
    What model phone are you using? Android version?
     
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    I've been getting it also.
    My understanding is that Flash isn't very secure, so I won't be installing it any time soon.
     
  5. cliffo

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    Yeah, Flash has had security issues for some time so I was extra careful not to click on anything.

    Weird it's only happening on my Android phone though and not the Android tablet as well.

    No more accessing AHB on my phone for now in any case. It's rather annoying.
     
  6. cliffo

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    ...and it's just started appearing on my Android tablet.

    Most annoying.
     
  7. FarsideOfCrazy

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    Samsung s7 running 7.0
     
  8. RobinW

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    Posted 5/12/17
    I get it on a few sites not just here.
    I'm fairly confident it's coming from a google add not the web site.
    All these sites sell add space to google adds.
    It's reasonable to assume it's coming from google not the site.

    I tried hitting refresh on the main page till it appeared.
    Then tried cancelling the adds on the page at that time.
    Didn't work.
     
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    Can you go to the arrow where you tried to cancel it and see if you can set your preferences to something that would not include that?
     
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    Install a different browser
     
  11. FarsideOfCrazy

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    I'm using the samsung browser that came with the phone. I'll try chrome too to see if pops up on that
     
  12. cliffo

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    I'm using Chrome so that may not solve it for you
     
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    I'm using Chrome on my S8 without any issues - you could also try Edge (just tested that, also working)..
     

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