Author Topic: Widgets.swf downloads  (Read 220 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Raymic1

  • Lieutenant (jg)
  • *
  • Posts: 66
Widgets.swf downloads
« on: 28 Mar , 2018, 14:11 »
Just a quick admin tech question. Everytime I visit this site Im asked to dowload a Widgets.swf and my computer says it could be harmful.
Anyone know what it is, thanks

Offline Rokket

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 2,324
  • Gender: Male
  • Submarine Enthusiast
    • AMP - Accurate Model Parts
Re: Widgets.swf downloads
« Reply #1 on: 28 Mar , 2018, 15:19 »
"SWF" = ShockWaveFlash", so it's about running animation. It's very strange you are getting this, we aren't running any Flash. It shouldn't be harmful, but you shouldn't be asked to download it either. I'll see what I can find. In the mean time, try using a different browser and see if you get the same msg.
AMP - Accurate Model Parts - http://amp.rokket.biz

Offline Raymic1

  • Lieutenant (jg)
  • *
  • Posts: 66
Re: Widgets.swf downloads
« Reply #2 on: 28 Mar , 2018, 15:34 »
"SWF" = ShockWaveFlash", so it's about running animation. It's very strange you are getting this, we aren't running any Flash. It shouldn't be harmful, but you shouldn't be asked to download it either. I'll see what I can find. In the mean time, try using a different browser and see if you get the same msg.


Thanks Rokkit ill see at my end.
Apologies for posting in wrong place. Wasnt sure where to put a tech admin question.

Offline GlennCauley

  • Admiral
  • *
  • Posts: 610
    • Models by Glenn Cauley
Re: Widgets.swf downloads
« Reply #3 on: 29 Mar , 2018, 07:44 »
In fact you ARE running a small Flash widget on this site: the "AMP Picks" rotating books widget (see attached pic).
Browsers like Firefox don't like Adobe stuff running anymore, so occasionally those plug-ins stop working properly, and you get prompted to reactivate it.
« Last Edit: 29 Mar , 2018, 14:47 by GlennCauley »
Glenn Cauley
President, IPMS Ottawa
gc-scalemodels.ca