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#21777 - 05/01/12 04:37 PM requesting storage space.
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.5.8
Recently I was surfing and a small window appeared requesting permission to store information on my computer. This is in regard to Adobe Flash Player Settings giving a choice of allow or deny. Is this possibly a virus?
Has anyone else seen this request?
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#21778 - 05/01/12 06:35 PM Re: requesting storage space. [Re: jaybass]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
There are three local storage settings in Flash player
  1. Allow sites to save information on this computer (the default)
  2. Ask me before allowing new sites to save information on this computer
  3. Block all sites from storing information on this computer
It would appear you have option 2 selected in System Preferences > Flash Player.
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#21779 - 05/01/12 06:53 PM Re: requesting storage space. [Re: jaybass]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
No, this is not a virus.

Web sites can store information in Flash objects. This is a bit like storing information in a cookie. Newer versions of Flash pPlayer ask for your permission before allowing a site to store these Flash objects by default, that's all.
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#21781 - 05/02/12 06:57 AM Re: requesting storage space. [Re: joemikeb]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
You are right, I have option 2 selected. I appreciate your reply.
And thank you Tacit for input regarding a virus. My mind is at rest.
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