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Flash "unsafe operation"

Fake Name Sep 1, 2013 04:43 PM

I've been getting a lot of windows similar to the attached when I land on a Chow page. Sometimes one at a time, sometimes several. Not always the same destination.


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  1. Engineering RE: Fake Name Sep 3, 2013 10:29 AM

    That's definitely not intended behavior. The next time this happens, could you please take a screen shot of the ads on the page? We should be able to investigate further with that information.

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    1. re: Engineering
      Fake Name RE: Engineering Sep 3, 2013 10:34 AM

      Will do.

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        Fake Name RE: Engineering Sep 3, 2013 02:08 PM

        Difficult to capture the whole desktop activity. Interesting to note- I'l close the error window, and can use CH for a while, but then another (and sometimes another and another) error comes up. Frequently stopping Safari altogether and making me force-quit.

      2. The Professor RE: Fake Name Sep 3, 2013 05:36 PM

        Flash is, in and of itself, an "unsafe operation." Many websites are (thankfully) gradually abandoning it.

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        1. re: The Professor
          Fake Name RE: The Professor Sep 3, 2013 06:30 PM

          It's a shame Jobs didn't live long enough to see its demise.

        2. Fake Name RE: Fake Name Oct 20, 2013 05:19 PM

          Getting more of these pesky popups. It was fine for a while, but now a mess.

          1. NonnieMuss RE: Fake Name Oct 21, 2013 08:37 AM

            There are a variety of Flash-related viruses going around - I have one currently that comes with an "update now!" pop-up, although there are enough misspellings in the text that I know it's not legit. I'd run a thorough virus scan as well.

            1. Fake Name RE: Fake Name Oct 22, 2013 03:36 PM

              I'm on a Mac, and while viruses CAN happen, they (very) rarely do.

              And it's only on this site. Just got another load of these pop-ups.


              1. Fake Name RE: Fake Name Oct 25, 2013 02:04 PM

                Appears to be the Twix ad.

                1. coll RE: Fake Name Oct 25, 2013 06:39 PM

                  I'm getting on off and on that says, Known Threat, hiro.viewster,com. So if you don't see me around for awhile.....

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