1. gp2002's Avatar
    I cannot watch YouTube videos or access Facebook on my PB as of today. The same thing has happened on my laptop and my iPod Touch.

    I am assuming it has to do with Flash. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Cheers!
    03-15-14 09:29 AM
  2. pacoman03's Avatar
    It shouldn't have anything to do with flash, since you don't need flash to watch YouTube vids or to access facebook. Since all of your devices are having the same problem, I'm guessing that your network is somehow blocking you. Are you on a work network? Try accessing these sites on another network and see if you still have the problem.
    03-15-14 09:45 AM
  3. gp2002's Avatar
    I am at home.

    Every time I try and use Facebook or YouTube, I get a reminder telling me to update Flash Player and then I am unable to access the sites.

    When I click OK on the reminder, an Adobe page shows up telling me to install. When I click on it, my antivirus tells me that the site has been blocked and it might be potentially dangerous.

    I have the LATEST version of Flash Player installed.

    If I uninstall and then re install Flash Player, I can access FB for a short time and then I cannot.
    03-15-14 09:56 AM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    I am at home.

    Every time I try and use Facebook or YouTube, I get a reminder telling me to update Flash Player and then I am unable to access the sites.

    When I click OK on the reminder, an Adobe page shows up telling me to install. When I click on it, my antivirus tells me that the site has been blocked and it might be potentially dangerous.

    I have the LATEST version of Flash Player installed.

    If I uninstall and then re install Flash Player, I can access FB for a short time and then I cannot.
    Don't have a clue about your other devices but you can't update the pb's flash player. That has to come in an update from BBRY. Good luck with one ever coming.
    03-15-14 10:00 AM
  5. pacoman03's Avatar
    Your antivirus shouldn't be blocking Adobe. Are you really sure that it's Adobe's website that you're being directed to? Just because it looks like Adobe doesn't necessarily mean that it is. What is the address of the website?
    03-15-14 10:32 AM
  6. gp2002's Avatar
    Your antivirus shouldn't be blocking Adobe. Are you really sure that it's Adobe's website that you're being directed to? Just because it looks like Adobe doesn't necessarily mean that it is. What is the address of the website?
    I'm pretty sure it's not Adobe's site. I've tried to attach a couple of screen shots to my post but for some reason I cannot attach a photo.

    I did a little research and found this site. If you scroll down you will see the pop ups that I have been getting.

    Phishing Website: Update91.com - Fake Flash Player Pro Scam | Malware Removal - Software & Tutorials
    03-15-14 10:36 AM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it's not Adobe's site. I've tried to attach a couple of screen shots to my post but for some reason I cannot attach a photo.

    I did a little research and found this site. If you scroll down you will see the pop ups that I have been getting.

    Phishing Website: Update91.com - Fake Flash Player Pro Scam | Malware Removal - Software & Tutorials
    Get malwarebytes and superantispyware. Install, update and run both.
    03-15-14 10:44 AM
  8. pacoman03's Avatar
    Well, why you're being affected across multiple devices, I don't know. You might try installing Maxthon Browser (free in app world). Maxthon is an android browser, and since the playbooks android runtime doesn't support flash, Maxthon will stream one of the other formats available from YouTube. Install Maxthon, go to YouTube, and then click on a video and see if it works.
    03-15-14 10:48 AM
  9. gp2002's Avatar
    Well, why you're being affected across multiple devices, I don't know. You might try installing Maxthon Browser (free in app world). Maxthon is an android browser, and since the playbooks android runtime doesn't support flash, Maxthon will stream one of the other formats available from YouTube. Install Maxthon, go to YouTube, and then click on a video and see if it works.
    I installed Maxthon.......when I clicked on Youtube and Facebook I received the same message: "Warning: Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to continue."
    03-15-14 11:09 AM
  10. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    I installed Maxthon.......when I clicked on Youtube and Facebook I received the same message: "Warning: Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to continue."
    Do not EVER click on those popups on your laptop. Those are malware installers. Try to get some form of popup blocker on the browser. For your PB, see if Maxthon has an adblocker and see if you can change the user agent to android in settings. If you can't, uninstall Maxthon and install Origami browser. It can do this and I have no trouble with those sites.
    03-15-14 11:22 AM
  11. pacoman03's Avatar
    Sounds like your entire network is infected, affecting all devices. Seems maybe your router has been infected. Take a look at this- https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...howtopic=66992
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    03-15-14 11:29 AM
  12. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    No trouble with those sites with the native browser either. Can you get to another internet source other than your home Wifi? Something's wrong with that?
    03-15-14 11:33 AM
  13. gp2002's Avatar
    Sounds like your entire network is infected, affecting all devices. Seems maybe your router has been infected. Take a look at this- https://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...howtopic=66992
    Looks interesting. I've got windows 8 and some of the places to click are a little different than the old Windows.

    I will let you know how it goes.

    Many thanks
    03-15-14 12:05 PM
  14. pacoman03's Avatar
    Those instructions aren't entirely correct for Windows 7, either. For Windows 7, to reset ip/dns settings, open control panel, then Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center. Here, in the left panel, click Change Adapter Settings. Now right click on your Local Area Connection and choose properties. Here, you can click on the Internet Protocol entries to change the settings. Maybe this will help with Windows 8.
    03-15-14 12:18 PM
  15. wasconet's Avatar
    I am wilson and i blog at wasconet.com i just hope this will help alot of people out there,

    I also encounter the same problem, all my devices (laptop, samsung TAB, Blackberry, iPhone) connected to my wireless router was asking for adobe update, i actually knew it was a malware but stupidly thought it was on my computer so i had to do a clean install on my computer, but funny just after installation of the OS i got same problem again, so later found out the attack was on my wireless router, i searched online and every site i visit they talked about walmare scanning, DNS changer etc, but true be told those aint gonna solve it...all you have to do is reset your wireless router like i wrote in my blog here about the attack How to Remove WARNING! Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to Continue.

    I hope people will find this useful as about 300,000 wireless routers are affected and people are yet to know how exactly to fix this
    Gooseberry Falls likes this.
    03-23-14 02:11 AM

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