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It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

The security flaws have affected Flash for Windows, Mac and Linux.Trend Micro, one of the companies involved in spotting the issue, said that the vulnerability was found to be spreading what's been called the "Locky ransomware." Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) that essentially holds a victim's computer hostage.The attacker typically blocks off access to the system until a sum of money is paid over the Internet.This malicious browser extensions is typically added when you install another free software (video recording, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this adware program.When this malicious extension is installed, when you will browse the Internet, an ad with a fake request to update Adobe Flash Player or Java will randomly pop-up.Adobe notes that the vulnerability has been actively exploited on devices running Windows 10 and earlier with Flash Player version and earlier.

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