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FLV Player Update Message

Asked by Jersey-Devil on 11/17/2013 at 8:41 PM

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro on a desktop computer.  Today, I got a notice on my monitor's screen stating I needed to update my FLV Player when I attempted to launch a URL.  Being skeptical, I used my smartphone to search the Internet for information about FLV Players.  Not finding anything bad about such players, I allowed the player to be updated.  Now, everything is working fine again, but why would 8.1 need such a player to be updated and why wouldn't it have been updated during one of Microsoft's recent updates for 8.1?  Is the update some sort of a scam or malware?  In all my years of running Windows, I've never seen a message stating I need to update my FLV Player before.

There is one more thing.  I believe the message was only involved with certain URLs launched with the Metro version of Internet Explorer 11.


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