Title: Flash Player Pro virus
Remove Flash Player Pro virus
Severity scale: (60 / 100)
Flash Player Pro virus is a fake application, which mimics a reputable program Adobe Flash Player. According to security experts, it is spread via fake notifications that claims“Download Flash Player Pro”, “Your Flash Player may be out of date. Please update to continue”, “A Flash Player Update is Required to View this Content”. Typically, they show up when user tries to watch something on the Internet and can be removed from the desktop by clicking them out. If you see this add during your browsing session, you should undoubtedly ignore it because it hails NOT from Adobe. Its publisher is Air Software, which seeks to make people install malware on their computers. Beware that such threat can additionally be used for stealing sensitive information, banking data and other things from the PC. If you think that you have to update your Flash Player, go to its official website and download it from there.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Flash Player Pro virus?
Flash Player. Pro virus is distributed via this and similar pop-up ads or with a help of the third party softwares. Besides, there are some professionally designed websites that are also used for spreading it on the Internet. This ‘update’ can be downloaded from treyeats.com, update91.com and other domains. Of course, its authors have dedicated much work for making these site look like legitimate domains. As soon as it is downloaded, virus starts initiating serious problems for the user. Being a really versatile virus, it may not only alter the start page or default search engine, but it may also track user’s activity on the Internet and initiate other dangerous activities. Remember, the REAL Flash Player shows its possible updates as soon as you reboot your computer, not when you are browsing on the Internet. If you have been tricked into installing this threat, you should immediately remove Flash Player Pro virus from your computer.
HOW TO REMOVE Flash Player Pro virus?
If you have already been tricked into installing the fake updated of Flash Player Pro, you are infected. In this case, don't waste your time and scan the system with updated anti-spyware. We recommend using STOPzilla or SpyHunter for that. You can also follow a guide that is given below:
Automatic Flash Player Pro virus Removal Guide
You can remove Flash Player Pro automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
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Help Line to remove Flash Player Pro virus
Flash Player Pro virus snapshot:
Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Here, look for Flash Player Pro or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties.
Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
Remove dangerous add-ons
- Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Flash Player Pro and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Reset Internet Explorer
Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Remove dangerous extensions
Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
Here, select Reset.
When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Flash Player Pro removal.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
Here, select Flash Player Pro and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options → General.
Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
Click OK to save these changes.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Flash Player Pro removal.
Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools → Extensions.
Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
Here, select Flash Player Pro and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages.
- Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage.
Click on menu icon again and choose Settings → Manage Search engines under the Search section.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Flash Player Pro removal.
What is browser hijacker?
Browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web browser plug-in or add-ons, which modifies web browser settings in order to change default search page, home page, new tab or error page. After that, it starts unwanted redirects to undesirable Internet sites. A browser hijacker also can record all web pages the user visits and send gathered information out through a background Internet connection.
Practically all browser hijackers are created for commercial, advertising or marketing purposes. However, there are lots of malicious versions of these programs that similarly to spyware or adware threats can be installed on the system without user's consent and often hide deep inside the system for avoiding their removal.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Flash Player Pro:
• Changes in homepage and/or default search engine
• Redirects to websites that are unknown and suspicious
• Appearance of new tabs
• Unknown sites in Bookmarks and Favorites list
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR code for Flash Player Pro virus removal instructions:
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Flash Player Pro virus are really hard to remove on infected computer.
you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Flash Player Pro virus right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
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Information added: 2014-08-14 04:43:23
Information updated: 2014-08-14 04:43:23
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