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: 19 October 2011 at 6:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable ae3067757834a956
5dae71e3acff0f04
8512f3a4
f140d69beeac42a8
db20d30d5a8f70ea
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.20 10.0.22.87 37.128.241.20/32 N/A
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 259c39ac48b85c7e
d4cfe3902b34e4bb
b93521fc
062efc180ea70882
cecb8aae4597152b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11,1,102,5
5
11,1,102,5
5
Egypt N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable ec7d1878f948c874
9e8fcd7f951479da
d384e092
e311d3066a7da7a4
99b06c21ac83369d
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 29,0,0,140 29,0,0,140 Zambia N/A
4 N/A Executable a738da4e248ee00e
ab9cd3f299953f47
ed5a9a22
616ca1776c18b884
291811a8261b9403
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Turkey 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 Incorporated Executable 86745020a25edc96
95a1a6a4d59eae37
5665a0b3
c41b29f0fee117ce
d47248cc7fecad11
Yes 1.0.20 10.0.22.87 Internal Submission
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 12f5d07d7f5ed204
b346de7af0db4947
aa2ddf70
0ec3bede2132f715
a782ee878faf80cc
Yes 23,0,0,207 23,0,0,207 United States
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 804aae764607be49
19e99131d671ec11
e7b9cec2
e2dc9a381d0d09be
527bfbdc3193df44
Yes 11,3,300,2
57
11,3,300,2
57
10.224.1.54/32
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