How to Remove “INSTALL_FLASH_PLAYER_AX.EXE”

What is install_flash_player_ax.exe?

install_flash_player_ax.exe is a legitimate file process and also known as Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Installer developed by Magic Inc. It is associated with Adobe Flash Player ActiveX. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named after install_flash_player_ax.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with install_flash_player_ax.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly


If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the install_flash_player_ax.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove install_flash_player_ax.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using install_flash_player_ax.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove install_flash_player_ax.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 May 2011 at 10:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Piriform Ltd Executable 97b48a670a776767
35902407b3e0131a
e9b0d4d0
2cea4a778cc3684d
ba094796a8f4a276
Unclassified
Malware
No 10.0.45.2 10.0.45.2 Internal Submission N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 6ca626f772cca3fd
742ca596e4af5b43
3d17645d
4bd959319d16b8da
148762c1a5feabf8
TrojWare.Win
32.Dorifel.a
No 1.0.20 10.0.45.2 Internal Submission N/A
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 5846eae500a7622b
8ab619ada15cb559
d1c7ff56
435b4c122fff9505
0e96446b181f02ca
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.Q
Yes 10,2,159,1 10,2,159,1 Brazil N/A
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable ba162f63ced19953
375910b578a2401f
75ef293c
2c2222aa8571476f
8fe8445f79db4aeb
Unclassified
Malware
No 10.2.170.1
0
10.2.170.1
0
Germany N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 12:59 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 58412bcc83e349be
50cafe0e1c46e190
88620866
b1acc692ce72994c
f963c863cc547b80
Yes 10,1,102,6
4
10,1,102,6
4
Internal Submission
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable cb8f3e87880667f0
b48e4a70b15b18a3
84edd10a
06ea60232c376e03
4981c804f7cceb02
Yes 10,3,183,1
8
10,3,183,1
8
China
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable c8bc6b4ead9538ae
ba24c9a5908dc191
2ad443c7
c39575def97cbb67
9bd9d0367221b2c1
Yes 10,1,85,3 10,1,85,3 United States
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 86745020a25edc96
95a1a6a4d59eae37
5665a0b3
c41b29f0fee117ce
d47248cc7fecad11
Yes 1.0.20 10.0.22.87 Internal Submission
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