Hello, I periodically am having an icon appear on my desktop that looks just like the Adobe Flash Player installer. I always throw it in the trash and empty the trash because my Flash Player is set to update automatically so I believe this is a fake installer.
I have run the free version of Malwarebytes while the flash player icon is on my desktop, and it says my computer is clean.
I tried uploading the file from my desktop and it doesn't show up as an option to upload from your "choose files..." button. So then I dragged and dropped the icon from the my desktop to the "Insert other media" box, and what appears looks like a series of images to me.
When I select "get info" on the Flash Player icon on my desktop, it says:
Created: January 28, 2019
Capacity: 24.2 MB
Available: 3.1 MB
Name & Extension has a greyed out "Flash Player"
"Ignore ownership on this volume" is greyed out and has a check mark.
My System Preferences for Flash Player are set to "Allow Adobe to Install Updates". When I clicked on the check for Flash Player updates button it says I'm up to date. I have NPAPI Plug-in version 188.8.131.52 installed.
My question is: Is this icon on my desktop a virus or malware?
I apologize in advance if I'm posting this to the wrong subforum. I just want to help by providing a copy of this sketchy seeming file.
I have taken a screen shot of the icon and have uploaded it using the "choose files..." button. The JPG screenshot is called "Fake Flash Player Icon?.jpg"
Thanks for your help.