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: 13 May 2012 at 11:21 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 67705f5840b30b84
b1a9fcdb79676e48
a5d703a4
392d8c92bfd235bd
d885c27bce21d79d
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 10,1,53,64 10,1,53,64 United Arab Emirates N/A
2 N/A Executable 3682e1db2cf38574
37d5c065b48dc4f0
53f23e0f
7283c3d71e54d851
ad8278fc4d7b02cd
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.21/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Executable ff9ac73a439003c5
eb8617413eeb03c6
72383ca6
9528ef1c24af3c7c
ec596d9475ed399f
Unclassified
Malware
No 9.01.0003 9.01.0003 Brazil N/A
4 N/A Executable f941737cd3e43636
77781c12afb6bb6c
3a302811
5ca9f32ee182a9ed
9d64202f8a6d5c94
Heur.Suspici
ous
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 June 2010 at 12:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 3d7a924d89b0fcaa
91e6734a14f5688e
5fed48d4
2d6ecb88c7cb150d
e8e93dc09b8f796d
Yes 11,1,102,5
5
11,1,102,5
5
Finland
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 46cb6d190a894a3f
556424e53ca53f69
0c8d57aa
d13dbeea71caaade
b9cc7b5e47fff1b8
Yes 11,3,300,2
70
11,3,300,2
70
Egypt
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 30f5b88d8a626a4f
a5f1278ebc0bfa22
9e3e2947
4f19aaecc0854810
51f0235d1d7fcf33
Yes 11,4,402,2
65
11,4,402,2
65
Kazakhstan
4 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 863aaa38e1d4080a
475c2c34ef5c1670
b2151289
5e432fb0430f0f0b
1df224ae21545157
Yes 11,1,102,6
2
11,1,102,6
2
Poland
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