11-16-2011 04:11 PM
Board: I'm having lots of trouble since I turned off auto-approval for Adobe Flash Player user messages. Every time I play a video from any source (Yahoo, YouTube, CNN, Fox etc....) I get an Adobe Flash Player box asking if I could let "d.yimg.com" store information on my PC. The amount of data storage is small, but it's not gonna happen here. The box keeps asking on each playback, I'm answering 'no', but nothing happens. My Norton question: Is there a Trojan in my PC that's soliciting this 'd.yimg' to store data on my PC? Can I remove this from the registry? Help! I'm sick of these boxes and their requests. Thanks!
11-16-2011 05:18 PM
You should be able to stop the popups for the site in the Flash Player Settings Manager, either by blocking the site and, if availailble, selecting "Never ask again." What version of Flash Player are you using? You may be able to get these options by right clicking on the Flash content when you get the yimg prompt.
11-18-2011 11:17 AM
Hmm, quite strange. YouTube, MSN, doesn't provide pop-up to the user to save any information. Did you have installed 3-d party toolbars and / or browser extensions? Do you have most current version of Flash plugin installed with your browser?
11-18-2011 01:11 PM
No toolbars, no IE extensions. I changed an advanced browser setting that requires video players to ask before they can access my PC storage. As soon as I made this change, the requests started on every video I play. If I had left the settings in default mode, these people would have access to store data on my PC without my knowing. Not gonna happen. But I just changed to the 'never ask again' setting. We'll see what happens now. Thanks for the response.
11-18-2011 01:51 PM
I'd like to know what was changed, also. My guess is that it's the option to allow "CD's to run on computer" and to "allow active content to run in folders". Perhaps one or both of them.
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