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    Adobe flash player scam.

    This website just automatically downloads a virus packed version of adobe flash player. Here is the link if you want the website to be taken down:

    https://doo8afunkyjunkinteriors.com/...942ebf0fd.html

    It just randomly opened up in by browser which worries me that I might have a virus so im going to do a virus scan right now.

  2. #2
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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    This is often caused by a DNS hijack. One place to check is the settings in your router. The malware uses the default login to connect to your router and changes the DNS server set there.

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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    I recently rooted my phone and this started appearing on my phone. I suspected it had something to do with the root, so I unrooted and deleted all files relating to root. Yet, the problem still persists.

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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    If you have checked your router (the DNS servers should be set automatically, so if they are set to anything, that's wrong; also confirm that they match what your ISP lists as their DNS servers), and confirmed, then that factory reset sounds like a good idea. Make sure that you get rooting software and instructions from reliable sources such as xda-developers.com forums.

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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    Ok, so the problem began occurring on my PC as well, so I went to the router settings, and sure enough, the Preferred DNS was set to 69.162.95.250, which leads to the illegit Adobe Flash Player thing, with an Alternate DNS Server 8.8.8.8. I do have the option of changing it so that it "Obtains the DNS settings automatically". Could you please quickly run me through what I should make sure? Because I don't wanna ruin anything, being kind of a noob at tech.

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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    It depends on your router. You should have a checkbox for something like 'use ISP provided DNS servers' or something similar near where you are reading the set DNS servers.
    If you provide the model number of the router, I can probably find out. In the meantime, set that preferred router to 8.8.4.4 . 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8 are Google's public DNS servers, and you can trust them.
    Also change the password on that router - and write it down somewhere.

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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    This is what I currently see under the DNS Setup tab. The brand is D-Link and the model is: DSL-2520U_Z2
    Would there be any problem with leaving the preferred DNS as Google's public DNS rather than changing it to the ISP's servers?
    Thanks! :)

  9. 04-10-2018, 08:36 AM


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    Re: Adobe flash player scam.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Diamond dog View Post
    This website just automatically downloads a virus packed version of adobe flash player. Here is the link if you want the website to be taken down:

    https://doo8afunkyjunkinteriors.com/...942ebf0fd.html

    It just randomly opened up in by browser which worries me that I might have a virus so im going to do a virus scan right now.
    There is no such website registered thou there is one similar (funkyjunkinteriors .com), but it's no longer active and the domain is for sale.

    It's most likely malware, which can lead to the installation of unwanted junk.

    Yes, run a full virus scan and also give a few of the free online one's a go at it;
    https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/for...housecall.html
    https://www.eset.com/us/home/online-scanner/
    Many of these shouldn't have any conflicts with your current A/V.

    You may also try a dedicated malware scanner like; https://www.malwarebytes.com/
    However, these may have conflicts with some A/V's.
    Malwarebytes and my BitDefender IS don't get along :)
    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. -C. Darwin

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