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Kudos0

Edge Browser

 Every time I use the Edge browser and I step away for a few minutes, when I return I'm getting a message about flash player is out of date,click this link to update flash player. The link is not an Adobe link, but a third party. Today I had a message that a virus was detected and click on the Ok button to run a quick scan. I use Norton Security, none of these messages are prompted by Norton. I'm not even sure what or who is prompting these messages. The only time this happens is on my Msn homepage which is the only time I use the Edge Browser. I reached out to Microsoft about this issue and was told flash player is automatically updated thru Windows Update and NOT to click on any links from a third party about any updates. My question is why am I dealing with any issue like this on Edge, it is supposed to be the safest and fastest browser. I use Google Chrome with Adblocker and have never had this issue using that browser. I have Windows 10 Pro 64 bit operating system.

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Kudos0

Re: Edge Browser

Sounds like you need to install Adblocker in Edge. What you are probably seeing are malformed ads on the web page our are on.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Edge Browser

Do you have Windows Defender SmartScreen enabled in the Privacy settings on Edge?

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.503 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.1.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.98
Kudos0

Re: Edge Browser

 Yes, Windows Defender Smartscreen is enabled in privacy settings.

Kudos0

Re: Edge Browser

Clear your browser caches, cookies and saved data. Reboot then recheck for the issue still being present. ALL flashplayer installs and updates will come via the Windows Update channel for Windows 10. So this is just a drive-by javascript trying to get you to click on the bait. You may also want to install and run a full scan with Malwarebytes to be safe.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.503 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.1.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 1.98

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