10-10-2013 03:19 PM
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  1. Atiya's Avatar
    I recently downloaded Adobe Flash to my Nexus 7 so I can watch videos from Facebook
    But it got a malware. That Malware stopped me from downloading any app in Google Play Market
    So I was forced to download via dropbox files. So there I spotted the Virus called " NETWORKING" with a signal logo as its Icon.
    I was unable to find it when I used Avira, DR. Web, AVG and other scanners. It took me TWO scans from Norton before I was able to locate it and delete it. The question is now that I have deleted it or uninstalled it from my nexus 7 tablet. does it mean my tablet is safe already? i already scanned it dozen of times and it seems to be off my nexus 7 tablet. Its just unusual how an app would squeeze in or hide the adobe Flash app. when I downloaded it... Any thoughts? Thanks
    10-06-2013 10:00 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I would probably do a factory reset just to be safe. After that you may also want to look into installing some anti-malware protection. Avast is one of my favorites..
    10-07-2013 06:37 AM
  3. moosc's Avatar
    Use lookout. And I really doubt you got a bug. Probably just a pop up ad. I've been using flash and no issues.

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    10-07-2013 06:57 AM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    Where did you download Adobe Flash from? If it came from Adobe's servers it should not carry any malware.
    10-07-2013 09:18 AM
  5. Atiya's Avatar
    I got it from Google Market. it just squeezed in . I dont know if thats the term. anyway. i Have norton, antivar, avg, dr.webbs and trust as my scanners now... its clean
    didnt do a reboot anymore. hope its virus free
    10-07-2013 11:35 PM
  6. moosc's Avatar
    Well that isn't adobe flash. Flash isn't available on the market. Also those scanners are just going to make your device worse. I still stand by you didn't get malware.
    I got it from Google Market. it just squeezed in . I dont know if thats the term. anyway. i Have norton, antivar, avg, dr.webbs and trust as my scanners now... its clean
    didnt do a reboot anymore. hope its virus free


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    10-08-2013 05:43 AM
  7. Devlyn16's Avatar
    Since we are talking anti-virus, Would it make a difference if s/he are scanning the device, attached to a PC via USB, from a windows based PC verses scanning the device using an android based scanner on the device itself.

    Which is better?
    10-08-2013 08:52 AM
  8. moosc's Avatar
    I don't believe in anti virus on a android. Those software company's are fear mongering. Theres tons of article proving that. I just use look out and Google has a built in scanner.
    Since we are talking anti-virus, Would it make a difference if s/he are scanning the device, attached to a PC via USB, from a windows based PC verses scanning the device using an android based scanner on the device itself.

    Which is better?


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    10-08-2013 09:00 AM
  9. HalizDad's Avatar
    Well, I don't have a virus, but for the naysayers out there, Adobe products have been the favorite software programs that virii writers and hackers use for infecting. It's been that way for the last few years.
    10-08-2013 10:39 AM
  10. moosc's Avatar
    And there is no adobe flash player for past year. There is a archived version at adobe. But they don't support mobile platform any more. And when kit kat arrives flash will stop all together.
    Well, I don't have a virus, but for the naysayers out there, Adobe products have been the favorite software programs that virii writers and hackers use for infecting. It's been that way for the last few years.


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    10-08-2013 01:02 PM
  11. tflash's Avatar
    And there is no adobe flash player for past year. There is a archived version at adobe. But they don't support mobile platform any more. And when kit kat arrives flash will stop all together.

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    Ok, now I don't want Kit Kat on my N7 2013. Can I disable OS update notifications?
    10-08-2013 01:20 PM
  12. HalizDad's Avatar
    And there is no adobe flash player for past year. There is a archived version at adobe. But they don't support mobile platform any more. And when kit kat arrives flash will stop all together.

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    Were you responding to me? I know there isn't a flash player anymore, and truthfully, there's no NEED for a flash player anymore. It should have died off with the T-Rex imo.
    10-08-2013 01:30 PM
  13. HalizDad's Avatar
    Ok, now I don't want Kit Kat on my N7 2013. Can I disable OS update notifications?
    Just refuse updates...It's not like a smartphone where the carrier is going to force it down your throat eventually.
    10-08-2013 01:31 PM
  14. patruns's Avatar
    And when kit kat arrives flash will stop all together.
    Source please?
    10-08-2013 01:36 PM
  15. tflash's Avatar
    Just refuse updates...It's not like a smartphone where the carrier is going to force it down your throat eventually.
    No, but they can make my life a hell.

    I don't have to buy Geico insurance. I don't have to buy viagra. I don't have to update my adobe reader or windows on my PC.
    But they keep asking! Stop asking! Stop the madness!!

    I don't have to put it down my throat, but it's ALWAYS in front of my face.
    10-08-2013 01:46 PM
  16. YAYTech's Avatar
    Since we are talking anti-virus, Would it make a difference if s/he are scanning the device, attached to a PC via USB, from a windows based PC verses scanning the device using an android based scanner on the device itself.

    Which is better?
    I wouldn't trust a Windows virus scanner to spot an Android virus.
    10-08-2013 03:18 PM
  17. brattyc's Avatar
    I use Avast anti virus on both my PC and Nexus 7 (both of them), it scans every app I add plus will run weekly scans. It's saved me a few times on the PC and so far it's found nothing on the tablet.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mobilesecurity
    10-08-2013 04:27 PM
  18. Atiya's Avatar
    actually I found it very unusual, that when i searched for the keyword ADOBE. The ADOBE FLASH icon was located way down the search list.. I got the flash from market. i know it was Flash in the Market. I wasnt drunk that time. not to notice. anyway. Scanned it. and used norton. hopefully its deleted.. what does a malware do to your tab by the way?

    Well that isn't adobe flash. Flash isn't available on the market. Also those scanners are just going to make your device worse. I still stand by you didn't get malware.



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    10-09-2013 02:48 AM
  19. Atiya's Avatar
    Were you responding to me? I know there isn't a flash player anymore, and truthfully, there's no NEED for a flash player anymore. It should have died off with the T-Rex imo.

    hmmm so we dont need adobe flash anymore. how can we view Videos in facebook. Because when I tried to watch a facebook video using DOLPHIN Browser. it told me i needed a flash support. hmmmm any if i view webcams too. it says flash support...thats why I got Flash

    any other program I can use as its substitute?
    pardon my ignorance
    10-09-2013 02:53 AM
  20. Devlyn16's Avatar
    hmmm so we dont need adobe flash anymore. how can we view Videos in facebook. Because when I tried to watch a facebook video using DOLPHIN Browser. it told me i needed a flash support. hmmmm any if i view webcams too. it says flash support...thats why I got Flash

    any other program I can use as its substitute?
    pardon my ignorance
    In theory all the sites that used to stream video in flash will migrate to another format. Think of it like this: when the world moved away from horse powered transportation all the Barns/ carrige houses in the cities were replaced by parking lots/garages.
    10-09-2013 01:39 PM
  21. YAYTech's Avatar
    That's the issue - while Flash is being phased out, it's still used on a LOT of sites, so we (consumers) do still generally need a solution for viewing flash content. Surely 4.4 isn't going to break every avenue of viewing flash content...
    10-09-2013 02:00 PM
  22. vmurph's Avatar
    And when kit kat arrives flash will stop all together.
    WHAT?!! Forever? Are you saying it won't even be possible for the developers of Dolphin and Boat browsers (etc) to find a work-around?

    No, but they can make my life a hell.
    I don't have to put it down my throat, but it's ALWAYS in front of my face.
    Exactly! Every 30 minutes, to be precise.
    10-09-2013 03:35 PM
  23. Adamsberg's Avatar
    ... any other program I can use as its substitute?
    You'd use Puffin browser, it has a build-in flash player ... but it isn't for free.
    10-09-2013 03:42 PM
  24. Atiya's Avatar
    You'd use Puffin browser, it has a build-in flash player ... but it isn't for free.
    I use dolphin and Mozilla... so that means its still flash dependent?

    how about chrome?
    10-10-2013 05:28 AM
  25. Devlyn16's Avatar
    the thing to remember is when less devices support flash, that will result in less hits [visits] on sites using flash, less hits is the only thing that will "encourage" these sites to convert to a flash alternative.
    10-10-2013 10:01 AM
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