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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by qrazy, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. qrazy

    qrazy Senior Member

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    Recently I have noticed BHW site tries to load Adobe Flash Plugin in Firefox, Is there any forum update that requires this plugin for new features or something?

    P.S I just hate enabling this shitty Flash plugin which is too resource hungry except when visiting video sites.
     
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    Weird, it doesn't happen in private browsing mode and it's absolutely ad free in there.
     
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    you got a virus maybe.
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    My flash plugin setting for any site is "Ask to Activate", whenever a site loads flash script, it prompts me to allow or disallow. But only for the last few days, I see this when I visit BHW, so it's not a virus or something. I was just curious to know if there was any update in the forum as to why it requires Flash all of sudden.
     
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    Nothing like that on Chrome and Firefox here. Might be a flash based ad.
     
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    Try checking for adware in your system using any free tool like ADWcleaner...
     
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    Flash is dead ,the html5 is new flash.
     
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    this

    it must have been a flash based ad and when you switched to private browsing, that ad didn't show up, because bhw shows you different ads when reloading a page
     
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    My browsers are all good, you probably have some virus or male ware on your computer. Maybe you should run a
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    I found out that it's the G ads that's loading this. But what's strange is I've been using the same settings (i.e it prompts me to allow or disallow flash for any site), for years. And I see this behavior only in the past couple of weeks or so. Am I in their hitlist or something :D
     
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    People who had this plugin enabled by default won't be able to see the difference as to it happened earlier or not.