Great news for Adobe Flash Player users because the app can now be used by older Mac or PC. However, there is a threat for the security of your computer due to malware.
This happens when you are prompted to update Adobe Flash Player for your Mac or PC. Take note that the Internet has a plethora of fake popups such as Adobe Flash Player Update, Your Computer Has Been Blocked, and Call Technical Support. When you come across some issues like these, then you might be a victim of fake information dissemination over the Web.
Cyber criminals target unsuspecting victims by tricking them into paying or calling services that are not necessary. Take note that all adware-type apps are similar in nature. They often offer useful features, such as deceiving users to believe that they are useful and legit.
If you are not aware of this, then you might have installed adware on your computer already. This is because adware is being distributed with the use of deceptive marketing. Oftentimes, users would rush the download or installation process of any app, which could be concealing bundled programs at the Custom/Advanced section. If you would skip this section, a bigger chance of being exposed to risk of virus and compromise your privacy.
You can easily avoid the installation of potentially unwanted programs by analyzing the Custom/Advanced settings first. Then, you have to decline offers for downloading and installing of third-party software. This is because caution is the key to computer security.
It is also possible to remove newly installed programs that might have been installed on your PC or Mac with malicious intent. For PC users, simply go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features and uninstall any app you think is causing the issues. For Mac users, just go to Finder -> Applications, and drag the app from the Applications folder into the Trash bin icon. To confirm the removal, right click on the Trash icon and choose Empty Trash.