How to Remove “flash.exe”

What is flash.exe?

flash.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Flash 8 application. It is associated with Macromedia Flash software, developed by Macromedia company. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after flash.exe  with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • flash.exe  takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible flash.exe  malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove flash.exe  malware from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

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

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2009 at 10:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 BwIrsyQYcH Executable 56127e358b0d56ad
69178de7c259111b
31f83446
4030f8f031259006
78f09c24a48c7b12
Unclassified
Malware
No 6842.7217.
7404.4292
6842.7217.
7404.4292
United States N/A
2 Microsoft Executable a11301cbeeca8199
7ca2e9fb592de1d6
133e80d4
f6ed61755c032210
42d783d5badcee37
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 2c1b58f5c2f81f4b
0c531fdfb80a9a53
89682987
98b6a41c019cd059
759270e31af28364
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable da6ba3b78894e5a3
231fb500bd39a4eb
f1d48698
968b240cacc5d8ed
9699e844d8dc2126
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 37.236.112.46/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 June 2008 at 10:29 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable e05ca1999e820b3f
a2ca16fc27bc6518
3d275681
835ac451a1960d22
940b9a17c7f11cb7
Yes 1.0.20 10.0.45.2 Internal Submission
2 Home Executable 655688042719a428
a5f12fb61d64f92d
2f0de9c1
25ab0bb173be78c9
ea48da5558fdb867
No 1.00 1.00 104.236.253.252/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 00abd7ca3e7eca94
f5fd35071d36a894
7e1d7b34
00b936fd8ca57bb0
37c8c6a7fb890a3e
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 United States
4 N/A Executable 78fd3336a7766132
0953ad8ae38b8ab9
d69070b5
9a5ee3b652c09230
b359b7a73b0abb44
No N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
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