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Forum Thread: Macromedia Flash Player

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carolinagirl4681 Macromedia Flash Player
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My reports from Secunia states that Adobe Flash Player 10. has been patched and there are no insecurities in my computer. However, every day I have a level three (3) adware in my system and have to reboot. In addition, someone has tried to access my PayPal account and I have a lot of spam. Three times I have deleted the flash player from Secunia's cite and reinstalled the flash player. In addition, I have restarted my computer in the 'Safe Mode' but the adware always comes back.

The path and/or adware is; C:\Documents and Settings\Karen\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\CSWY86p3\Games.ATT.OBERON-Me dia.COM.

If you do not have a flash player, the computer is useless. For example; I pulled up Home Depot. The site came up but the entire page was white with a small red (X) in the corner. Is there another flash player I can use that is safe?

I no longer enjoy my computer and do not want to use it and am frightened that a keylogger may take over my system. I do play games but only on my home page at AT&T. Does anyone have a solution as I am out of ideas.

Last, I have Malwarebytes, Superantivirus, AcAfee Security (downloaded from AT&T) and of course, a firewall. Please, if there is someone out there who has a solution, let me know. Your time and assistance would be well appreciated!

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Maurice Joyce RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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Navigate back to this entry
C:\Documents and Settings\Karen\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\CSWY86p3\Games.ATT.OBERON-Me dia.COM.

Right click it & select delete.

Do a reboot & then full rescan with PSI. Has the problem gone?

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Anthony Wells RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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Hello @carolinagirl4681 ,

Who/what/which programme is reporting the level 3 "Adware" .

If you are playing games at/through ATT , then the "adware" is possible/likely a "browser helper object" that is loaded by "ATT.Oberon-Media" to allow you to "see" the games and one of your security programmes does not "like it" for some reason .

If you use this link , you could ask ATT support if the item you find is meant to be there - just to be sure , because if it reloads every day it may be from ATT or it could be real ""adware" hiding :-

http://games.att.oberon-media.com/Support.aspx

You could also ask your security programme's technical support why they are picking out the file as "adware" .

Does this help ??

Anthony

PS: trying to access your "paypal" account may not be related , but a separate event . There are software programmes available which can help protect against keyloggers .

IMPORTANT EDIT: further checking seems to indicate that you have actually found is a Flash Player "cookie" . These are "monster" cookies and are also known as "Local Shared Objects" :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Shared_Object

It/they wiil be set each time you play games at ATT , whether you delete them each time is up to you , but there is no reason to over worry .

Which browser do you use when gaming ??





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ddmarshall RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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The Oberon Media Website also claims that McAfee gives false positives for its games.

http://gamecenter.oberon-media.com/support.htm#66

Try using the Flash Player Settings Manager to delete website storage

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

There is no need for you to keep uninstalling and installing Flash Player. It will not help with your problems.

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Anthony Wells RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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@carolinagirl ,

You can access the same Adobe site linked by ddmarshall (showing the actual status on your computer) from within the Google Chrome browser and/or use the Firefox browser add-on "BetterPrivacy" (from NettiCat) to clean up for you .

Not sure if IE has options .

Here's a link to a review of a free Anti-Keylogger found on Gizmo's Freeware** site :-

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/great-anti...(Gizmo's+Best-ever +Freeware)

**This website is useful for "unbiased" reviews of many classes of software .

You seem to have a good security base , so it would be a shame to lose heart on using your computer .

Please ask if anything is not clear or you need/require further help/advice :)) Plenty of happy helpers on this Forum !!

Take care
Anthony



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ddmarshall RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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Safe Mode does not make using you computer safer. It is intended for diagnostics and investigating a damaged operating system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_mode


As far as the Spam goes, the only solution is to change your email address.
If you set up a new email address, be careful who you give it to. Do not put it on blogs, forums or anywhere else it can be read on the Internet. Only give it to reputable companies and be sure to un-check any options which allow them to share your details with 'carefully selected partners'. Consider using temporary email addresses on gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! if you ever need an email address to communicate with an organisation you are unsure of.

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taffy078 RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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Hi carolinagirl4681!!

I hesitate to offer advice when you have so much to think about - from the very best people here.

But for an anti-keylogging program (free) try Trusteer Rapport:

http://www.trusteer.com/ - for a background

http://www.trusteer.com/webform/download-rapport - to download it.

Hoping you sort it out. Do let us know!

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Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003
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ddmarshall RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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This is the type of behaviour which is probably being objected to:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/big-media-sites-sued...

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carolinagirl4681 RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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on 28th Jul, 2010 16:06, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Navigate back to this entry
C:\Documents and Settings\Karen\Application Data\MACROMEDIA\FLASH PLAYER\#SHAREDOBJECTS\CSWY86p3\Games.ATT.OBERON-Me dia.COM.

Right click it & select delete.

Do a reboot & then full rescan with PSI. Has the problem gone?

I do not know how to navigate back to this setting. This came up while running my spyware. If I click on the above, nothing happens
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carolinagirl4681 RE: Macromedia Flash Player
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on 28th Jul, 2010 16:49, Anthony Wells wrote:
Hello @carolinagirl4681 ,

Who/what/which programme is reporting the level 3 "Adware" .

If you are playing games at/through ATT , then the "adware" is possible/likely a "browser helper object" that is loaded by "ATT.Oberon-Media" to allow you to "see" the games and one of your security programmes does not "like it" for some reason .

If you use this link , you could ask ATT support if the item you find is meant to be there - just to be sure , because if it reloads every day it may be from ATT or it could be real ""adware" hiding :-

http://games.att.oberon-media.com/Support.aspx

You could also ask your security programme's technical support why they are picking out the file as "adware" .

Does this help ??

Anthony

PS: trying to access your "paypal" account may not be related , but a separate event . There are software programmes available which can help protect against keyloggers .

IMPORTANT EDIT: further checking seems to indicate that you have actually found is a Flash Player "cookie" . These are "monster" cookies and are also known as "Local Shared Objects" :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Shared_Object

It/they wiil be set each time you play games at ATT , whether you delete them each time is up to you , but there is no reason to over worry .

Which browser do you use when gaming ??

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