Stop shockwave from updating

Your computer should now be free of “Update Flash Player” or “Update Java” malware.

The updates for Flash Player and Shockwave Player on Windows and Mac address a vulnerability which Adobe classifies as Priority 1, which indicates that it is being exploited in the wild at a high risk of exploit.The updates for Reader and Acrobat are classified as less urgent.They are important vulnerabilities, but not being exploited.Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings.You might need to do this if apps or extensions you installed changed your settings without your knowledge.I have students creating (Shockwave files) using Adobe Flash and wanting them to submit them to Canvas.I want to be able to see the files run, without having to download them. These “Update Flash Player” or “Update Java” notifications are not created by the developers of Adobe Flash Player or Java, instead the pop-ups are used by cyber criminals to distribute adware and browser hijackers.The fake update Flash Player or Java pop-up ads are caused by an ad-supported extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, which is distributed through various monetization platforms during installation.The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created.If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

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