Last nite I got a message in a Firefox window saying that I needed to upgrade to the new version of Adobe Flash. I get these periodic alerts to update programs like this and said “OK” while thinking nothing of it.
I should have been more careful. My antivirus caught it as a virus file but not before it infected my Firefox, and screwed with my computer to the point that it would hardly work or turn on. In the end I had to uninstall and reinstall from scratch Firefox, scan with my antivirus several times and eliminate a bunch of other programs. In sum while not a total disaster it took a couple of hours to fix it, and a fair amount of stress.
So, if you get a message to upgrade your Flash, think twice about it. It was a reminder that it is a potential jungle out there and to never be too complacent like I was.