How to Remove “FLASHPLAYERUPDATE.EXE”

What is Flashplayerupdate.exe?

Originally developed by Adobe Systems, Flashplayerupdate.exe is a legitimate file process and also known as Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX Installer that is associated with product Adobe® Flash® Player ActiveX. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Flashplayerupdate.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after Flashplayerupdate.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Flashplayerupdate.exe malware?

If your system is affected by Flashplayerupdate.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • Flashplayerupdate.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove Flashplayerupdate.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Flashplayerupdate.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 January 2010 at 12:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable c75681bc950ef771
de9ea51f1dac38d6
77612b1f
de75b9424b821ca3
82386d73cff7f913
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 10,1,53,64 10,1,53,64 Poland N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 32c93ed15915a304
dfc7010ecbc6b053
4c1924e1
e09b2c12896e632a
61179c9a0fbec087
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 1.0.20 9.0.115.0 India N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable a6d00adf97019f31
e9f2704f34520453
9db56343
d3d1dac52049ac23
e93a2c6a435f7336
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.20 10.0.45.2 India N/A
4 N/A Executable 3615b1595c5bde2f
8f6c98f9594d045d
0e92dc4d
a2d7fb4030aed4e4
933cfec73a078614
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 6:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 64d8c5046416863e
bea3f7e560e333d2
a72f257c
c180a81787e490ac
274ab62745864060
No 1.0.20 9.0.124.0 Bulgaria
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 30f5b88d8a626a4f
a5f1278ebc0bfa22
9e3e2947
4f19aaecc0854810
51f0235d1d7fcf33
Yes 11,4,402,2
65
11,4,402,2
65
Kazakhstan
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable ca1f9bf7fb592fa3
761e25d35533797c
082757f4
7d04e864456b240e
7a452c129164f145
Yes 11,3,300,2
70
11,3,300,2
70
Poland
4 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 136b0dc524572e01
6d23b18522be073e
99600558
df21b7fda2a19740
f7f9018783ca91be
Yes 10,1,82,76 10,1,82,76 India
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