Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Malware




Fake Adobe Flash Player Update
During browsing in recent weeks, I've been hit several times with a request to update my Adobe Flash Player. I never updated, because I suspected the request was not legitimate.

However, this evening a "Fake" Adobe Flash Player update link arrived in front of a movie that I wanted to view online. Very Clever!!

Foolishly, I clicked on the update link. As soon as I clicked, a tiny window opened that could not be closed, requiring me to click on that window to proceed.

If this happens to you, force quit your computer. Don't click on anything!

I had to do research in order to remove the malware. I finally got rid of this thing by removing Adobe Flash Player from my mac and resetting my Chrome browser to default. Also, I had to remove several malware applications that got installed. Took over an hour to do all of this.

Very ugly! But Chrome is running very well now.

PS: I am not using anything from Adobe anymore! I deleted Adobe Flashplayer and replaced it with SupremePlayerLite from the App Store.


9am - Working out at the gym
During the 70s I worked out at a gym with two exercise partners. We used dumbbells and barbells. And we used the heaviest weights that we could handle in order to build muscles.

Now I am in 80th year. My exercise routine has adapted to my age. My goals now are to keep my body in shape. Not build muscles. Treadmill for cardio. Machines for muscles.

At my 24 Hour Fitness Club, there are maybe 100 cardio machines. On the treadmill, I walk at about 2.2 miles per hour for 30 minutes. At a 4 degree rise.

In the weight machine area, my routine is to use a resistance that I can handle easily. For as many repetitions as I am able. When the muscles that I am using get tired, I move on to another machine.

I'm going to 24 Hour Fitness every other day. I'll be there today. Working out is addictive.


11:30pm - Returned from 24 Hour
I've just returned from working out. Decided to go in the evening. Arrived there about 9:30pm.

The club is much quieter and relaxed after 9pm. Also, traffic returning home is very light. I like that!

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8 comments:

  1. I had that a while ago, and took care of it the same way on my Mac. Like you said very clever.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      So, you deleted all Adobe stuff on your Mac? That seems to be a good way to get rid of this particular malware!

      George

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  2. Wow! I didn't realize that Apple had malware problems.

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    1. Hi John,

      Perhaps my operating system [MacOS Sierra] should have detected this malware when I clicked on that link.

      But I myself compromised my mac by turning off the firewall.

      The firewall is ON now!

      George

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  3. Strange as it seems, I have computer problems too. As a matter of fact after trying everything I could think of my laptop goes to the doctor tomorrow. I have been with this local shop for nearly 20 years now. Bought 5 computers there in that time and have full confidence in them. Glad you were able to fix your's yourself.

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    1. Hi Vera,

      Comment back about the results of your computer going to the doctor?

      George

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  4. They tried to hit me 3 days ago..I tried, but my computer told me it wasn't a good idear...Whew!
    Upriver

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    1. Hi David [Upriver],

      You were lucky to get that warning! 😀

      George

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