New Malware Threat

New Malware Threat

Please be aware of a new malware threat called FessLeak…

…FessLeak – uses flaws in Flash Player and is VERY nasty. As in VERY VERY nasty, worse than Cryptolocker! See full article published by Virus Research…

See instructions below to ensure that you “Flash to Click to Play” in your internet browser

Internet Explorer

To do so on Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11, click the gear icon in the top-right corner, then click Manage Add-Ons, which will launch a pop-up window. Click Toolbars and Extensions in the window’s left-hand navigation menu. In this right-hand results window, right-click Shockwave Flash Object, which will launch another pop-up window. Under the form field labeled “You have approved this add-on to run on the following websites,” click Remove all sites. (If there’s an asterisk in the form field, it means that all sites have been approved; you want to get rid of the asterisk.)

Google Chrome

To do so on Google Chrome, click the Menu button (also in the upper right, also denoted by three horizontal lines). Click Settings, then Show Advanced Settings. Scroll down to the Privacy section and click Content Settings. This will launch a pop-up window. In this window, scroll to the Plug-Ins section, and select Click to Play.


To enable click-to-run on Firefox, click the Menu button in the upper right-hand corner (denoted by three horizontal lines). Then click Add-Ons to see a list of your browser’s add-ons. Change the settings of Adobe Flash, Adobe Flash Player or Adobe Shockwave Flash — the names may vary — from Always Activate to Ask to Activate.

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