How to Remove “GetFlash.exe”

What is GetFlash.exe?

GetFlash.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Macromedia. This process is known as Macromedia Flash Player Updater and it belongs to the Shockwave Flash Updater software. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of GetFlash.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by GetFlash.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the GetFlash.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from GetFlash.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the GetFlash.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with GetFlash.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove GetFlash.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 October 2013 at 2:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 855ef15bd2853355
4170c2e5ad52e0f5
19eefbc1
b41702b7841ef4e7
ddc2a7692febdb8d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8,0,22,0 8,0,22,0 Serbia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 November 2008 at 2:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Macromedia, Inc. Executable ad72b164cc14e68c
0dc5a781e8168f2e
187f2309
75ac56f42a1dd2f9
5a2724e71b16a3b9
No 7,0,14,0 7,0,14,0 Internal Submission
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 1b9174377eeef4cb
fb513c209718eac6
a6f8667e
a792b3e682e05f70
ca1ee1d4fd635ec8
Yes 9,0,16,0 9,0,16,0 United States
3 Macromedia, Inc. Executable c83b96333f50f94c
52a04fa5fe4df0f6
76cee108
1ca4b6dfef24e794
b6ca39e28f2759e0
No 7,0,0,249 7,0,0,249 198.20.167.84/32
4 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 260ff957f0b87d67
eb457e9ec54112a5
614bae0c
ae98335a6779d562
5332a3f5eb7592d2
Yes 7,0,19,0 7,0,19,0 10.224.1.65/32
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