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: 05 November 2017 at 5:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 72d9e6250b6fe92a
c236a8fa22896c3d
a13638f7
cc41d54cc0b0fc84
d3cb20fa4929e9f9
ApplicUnwnt No N/A 2.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 97f573274aa7d9c3
a3360c1b6302d9c3
28c08e5a
72ab3d7c99fcf3c0
18913ad6d228078e
ApplicUnwnt No N/A 2.0 Poland N/A
3 N/A Executable 9532139cd65bff2b
e0d5fd6cacd6509b
6401065e
de92204ac5537f2c
ce8db7eede59f216
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.5.4.0 1.5.4.0 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable e05b8290ece06974
bbe6cfa1001b742b
5f52d74b
861a0d6f999058c1
5c9bbc7d63a038d2
ApplicUnwnt No N/A 2.0 Ireland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 May 2009 at 3:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 97d4d3948be774a3
87f2315f51a7ecc7
4ab4d9b2
076c334b4171b498
b4bbc09c2c570fb2
No 8, 0, 0,
478
8, 0, 0,
478
United States
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 74a2c44f8880bd32
e8fd30a13286b8df
def31c56
1560e0bbbd668eb0
ec2cbecb7d6ff014
Yes 2.0.0.128s 2.0.0.128s United States
3 N/A Executable b18f5d457f2d426f
84a8903ac86afea1
7a6a0a49
3f084d601e28bfe9
32d7b3dbec3199b4
Yes N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 78fd3336a7766132
0953ad8ae38b8ab9
d69070b5
9a5ee3b652c09230
b359b7a73b0abb44
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.140/32
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