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Friday, June 6, 2014

How to Stop Popup UpdateFlashPlayer Manually? - Remove Popup UpdateFlashPlayer Permanently

Vcitim1:Hi I opened a link from my wife's email account that said she had a claim going through the courts. unfortunately I now know that it was a stupid thing to do even though the alarm bells were ringing as I clicked on it. now I get pop ups telling me that updater wants to make changes to my computer all the time even after I have uninstalled adobe flash player and its driving me mad eight at the last count please help.

Victim2: I received an email looking like a notification from USPS about an undeliverable package. I opened the email but did not open the attachment. Realizing it was a fake, I deleted the email but was too late. I started receiving notifications that I needed to update my flash player that stated this: update flash player_21487ovc.exe.

Vctim3: The other day, I clicked something in my email that I should not have. To sum it up, I get "UpdateFlashPlayer_(randomnumbers).exe" asking for access to my computer.

How does Popup UpdateFlashPlayer get on my computer?

Typically, it gets on your computer as a bundled component of your wanted freeware from the internet, like video player and Skype. It can be installed in the background without any notification. Besides, it can invade into your computer via:

1. opening the infected email attachments.
2. clicking the malicious links.
3. browsing the hacked websites or the sites with bad reputation planted with exploit code.

What will happen if Popup UpdateFlashPlayer gets on my computer?

“When I closed or said no, I would get a new notice with a different .exe file. CPU & RAM usage are at 100% and the virus is located in my C:\Users\Tim\Appdata\Roaming file. I have used Advanced System Care & Malwarebyte scans & removed the virus twice. It keeps coming back.”
1. UpdateFlashPlayer gets popping up to prompt you to download and install its software, which is not reliable. You are advised not to download or install anything from it. What you download may be some malware.
2. Your computer will perform more and more slowly. Sometimes, it may become unresponsive. All this is due to UpdateFlashPlayer which takes up all the system resource by running its amounts of background activities.
3. UpdateFlashPlayer collects your browsing history and confidential information like banking account log in details.
4. Additional unwanted potential programs like adware, browser hijacker and trojan may show up on your compute since UpdateFlashPlayer can install backdoors for them.

As you can see, UpdateFlashPlayer should be removed out of your computer right now to prevent further damage.

UpdateFlashPlayer removal instruction :

Solution 1: Remove UpdateFlashPlayer Manually

1. End all the running processes of UpdateFlashPlayer Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.


Stop all the malicious running processes.


2. Remove malicious add-on and extensions from your web browsers. Internet Explorer: (1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-on.

(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.


Firefox: (1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on


(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable. Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions


3. Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by this computer virus Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu→type msconfig in the search bar → open System Configuration →Disable all possible startup items generated.


4. Clean cookies Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete. Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box. Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.

5. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about UpdateFlashPlayer (1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. 
(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).


(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

6. Delete malicious registry entries related to UpdateFlashPlayer.

Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\random.exe"
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Solution 2: Remove UpdateFlashPlayer automatically (with SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter
1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.


2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
  spyhunter run

spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step B. Run SpyHunter to block UpdateFlashPlayer

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

 spyhunter3 scan

(You may also be supposed to optimize your computer with RegCure Pro which can deeply figure out and fix various windows registry errors so as to avoid potential risk, as well as to ensure your computer security.)

Step C. Download PC optimizer RegCure Pro

1) Click here or the icon to download RegCure Pro


2) Follow the instructions to install RegCure Pro


 regcure setup

Step D. Run RegCure Pro to optimize your PC

regcure scan

In conclusion :

Since UpdateFlashPlayer coming secretly, may open doors for other computer threats, you are advised to manually get rid of UpdateFlashPlayer timely to avoid unwanted issues. If the manual solution is kinda complicated for you, you could download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to stop UpdateFlashPlayer effectively!