Updating real player
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How do you know if the version of Flash you have is the one that needs updating?
And how do you make sure you’re as safe as possible when updating the software, given the constant flood of problems that are being reported?
There have been a lot of articles lately about security problems with Flash Player and recommendations to update Adobe plug-ins.
But you may be wondering a few things, such as what the heck is a plug-in?
You’ll see some sort of advertisement, pop-up window, or full-page ad trying to get you to download some kind of malware disgused as a codec, video player, or software update.
In any case, I'm posting what I saw--and what actions Norton Security apparently took a few minutes ago--to try and determine if this Question: If this was a real threat, was it a "cookie" type threat? I wonder if it was a "cookie," because I see the  in brackets after the file name (flashplayer.exe).
Again, I did not download a file--at least, not to my knowledge! Here's a screen shot of the "update notification" I received: And here is the action Norton Security took (Norton Security 184.108.40.206): Send Of Jive, thanks.
Whether you’re browsing social media or clicking through some sort of low-quality video-streaming website, you should never download any sort of “codec pack,” “player,” or “update.” Tell your friends and family!
You could come across this sort of scam via a link on social media or on a video-streaming website.