efflandt asked in Yahoo ProductsYahoo Answers · 4 years ago

Is anyone getting lpflash ad taking entire browser window on YA?

Tonight I keep getting adware for "lpflash" taking over my entire browser window in Yahoo Answers that looks like a regular flash update, but is not. The domain of the URL is "outofqueue.com" and the owner of that domain hides their identity behind some privacy company in Panama. So I am certainly not going to click on "Install" (or "Later"). If it is a Windows exploit it would not work in my Linux OS anyway.

But it is very annoying (wham it is in your face) and it is hard to believe that Yahoo condones that when it is of questionable misleading origin.

Update:

Maybe they did that because I have flash set to "Ask" instead of playing flash ads automatically, which suddenly made loud annoying audio even when they appeared to be muted. But the lpflash thing was only happening repeatedly that one night that I posted this and has not happened since then.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    download AdBlockPlus adblocker / add on for your browser. i use it w/ firefox/ win7 lap.

    in its final days of ownership of its websites, yahoo inc is getting atrocious w/ its ads.

    verizon will likely takeover in 1st quarter '17

  • Dale-E
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    I have never seen lpflash

    i went to outOfQueue.com

    They offer a search enhancement tool. Like you, i would not touch that with your 10 foot pole, even.

    strange !!

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