I'd still run malwarebytes, it can't hurt... this sounds like malware and not a virusI am not a tech geek but I don't think it is my computer since it only does it on this site. I am running Windows 10. It is not locking up my system and I can click out of the tab and then reload Beesource. I took a picture of it since any other control functions don't work. When I get a chance I will post them.
I am confident that there is no Beesource content (meaning this forum) that uses Flash. Some advertisers might, though. If you have a device that won't load a forum page due to Flash in an ad, it sounds to me as though that device needs an update or a settings change.Flash Player once had a large user base, and was a common format for web games, animations, and graphical user interface (GUI) elements embedded in web pages. Adobe stated in 2013 that more than 400 million out of over 1 billion connected desktops update to the new version of Flash Player within six weeks of release. However, Flash Player has become increasingly criticized for its performance, consumption of battery on mobile devices, the number of security vulnerabilities that had been discovered in the software, and its closed platform nature. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was highly critical of Flash Player, having published an open letter detailing Apple's reasoning for not supporting Flash on its iOS device family. Its usage has also waned because of modern web standards that allow some of Flash's use cases to be fulfilled without third-party plugins.
In July 2017, Adobe announced that it would end support for Flash Player at the end of 2020, and continued to encourage the use of open HTML5 standards in place of Flash. The announcement was coordinated with Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla. In September 2019, Microsoft announced that on December 31, 2020 Flash will be entirely removed from all browsers via Windows Update.