i just got an email saying that i need to update my adobe shockwave from malwarebytes
they say there is a vulnerability
This legitimate. There was a vulnerability in the last version release of Adobe Flash Player/Shockwave that was corrected within a couple of days. It left a backdoor available for virus attacks.
I agree that the e-mail is bogus, with the warning intended as a goad to click a link to a malicious website.
Bear in mind the the only guaranteed safe update practise is to obtain updates from the developer's site. When you're prompted to update by some site that gives a link, DO NOT click the link. In this case, for example, you'd visit the Flash Player update site provided you Adobe.com — https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Of course, you should always check whether you already have the latest update. For Flash Player, that's https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/abo…
yes, there is a vulnerability to the so-called "ransomware"
but if you stay away from certain sites, you should be ok to update.
Nowadays, an ounce of prevention is worth a whole lot more than a pound of cure, so it's best to have an image backup of your hard drive.
Do your bit to help thwart these people.
Go to the forum and tell them there > https://forums.malwarebytes.org/forum/41…
there is not a lot they can do about fake Emails,
but they can find the malware and enable malwarebytes
to kill the potential malware or viruses received from the Email,
they will obviously require the links in the Email
or better still, a copy of the Email that has been sent to you.
NO virus company should ever send you emails about the condition of your machine. Do NOT follow any links, it will infect your machine. It is NOT from Malwarebytes. Did you even give them your email address? WAKE UP!
Ignore that e-mail….well….do not click on any link in it…..open your malwarebytes program update from there….
Don't respond to this email. If you want to update. go to the official site or update it from the application it self. don't open any url given by email.
Make sure its from them by clicking view original and checking the return path