WARNING! Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to Continue .... Virus?
Recently almost every time I try to open google, facebook or youtube I am diverted to a page which displays this message "WARNING! Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to Continue" in a pop up. The website I am diverted to looks like a the flash player website but is obviously fake. I stupidly clicked download and tried to install the download.
(I am using Mac OS X version 10.6.8, running on Safari) When I tried to install it it opened up in text edit with loads of nonsense. I tried searching with ClamXav and many other Virus Searchers. I have tried restarting Safari. Deleting Cache. All Extensions turned off or uninstalled. I tried DNSChanger Removal Tool and Kapersky Flashfake Removal Tool.
So far I have not managed to get rid of the problem. How to I get rid of the potential phising/malware I have downloaded and correct my Safari?
I then completely re-installed Mac OS X on my laptop using the installation discs. I completely erased my whole hard drive and any partitions.
I ran Software Update and downloaded the latest Flash player from the real website.
I then had to restart my mac because of the software up dates....
Once restarted I see this first message pop up on my desktop saying "Adobe flash player is out of date. The version of Adobe flash player on your system does not include the latest security updates and has been disabled. To continue using flash player, download an updated version from adobe's website." with an option to "download flash" or "Cancel" so I click cancel.
I then install the real flash player which had been downloaded from the official site....
I then opened up safari and within 30 seconds of use the same 'Flash player pro' message popped up when I tried to go to google.com
I am completely stumped?!?! How is this affecting me after a completely new installation and wiped Hard drive?
Could this be something to do with my internet router?
I have a desktop PC at home also and yesterday 'once' something similar appeared talking about ' flash player pro'. But only once.
Thank you so much for any help ...