Flash player “update” scam

We’ve recently noticed that on certain websites which have embedded video clips (the sort that play as soon as you go to the site) that a second page opens stating the “Flash Player is out of date – please click here to download a new version” or a variant of this; it seems to depend on the site visited.

Don’t click on this link. It will install endless malware onto your computer (someone did and it took ages to clean it out) and stop Flash Player from working. The best bet is to close both websites immediately.

If you think you have inadvertently clicked on something you shouldn’t have, please contact us for a chat about it.

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