How to Remove “flashplayer.exe”

What is flashplayer.exe?

flashplayer.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 flashplayer.exe  with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • flashplayer.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 flashplayer.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 flashplayer.exe  malware from system using Comodo 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 flashplayer.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 April 2013 at 12:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 57bf41f84ddc9c16
9e49f3aab1d29478
9bdeda3e
47977740fa559a4e
57c830d852904817
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Algeria N/A
2 Popeler.-.Installer · sl Executable ea0b051b2891a57a
faefddd1024b93d5
fec3edf9
0a045298a9efbc1c
17cbd301717f0034
Application.
Win32.Firser
ia.GH
Yes 3.1.22.7 3.1.21 Brazil N/A
3 AirInstaller Inc. Executable 0b078dca73c93b2e
87a9ade5a0462b0d
de1427c4
54d98835c99af713
41a1f9213c314264
Application.
Win32.AirAdI
nstaller.A
Yes 2.0.4.0 2.0.4.0 United States N/A
4 AirInstaller Executable 85156738470aa348
80d326e2982bc63e
aced7ee8
b554f37464b34c1d
11e388dfcce2c3de
Application.
Win32.AirAdI
nstaller.B
Yes 2.0.4.39 2.0.4.39 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 December 2009 at 6:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Tencent Executable a1020f77751b33ea
6aa15be9bbd5afb2
78bb82e8
e8f3e64869a71819
3482efe858b09c80
Yes 5.5.8853.0 5.5.8853.0 United States
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 89b2bcf2cb5687ce
4380aa8e299760d7
fcb89076
69f7d808c06648e6
8da9b7b06c2710fe
No 21.0.0.182 21.0.0.182 United States
3 Tencent Executable c45496b262fb93f6
4012cef8b3ecc4b0
6062cc94
b9a7261c7c462027
8d9caa70172006ed
Yes 9.0.2.2349
0
9.0.2.2349
0
10.108.51.119/32
4 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 74fefb0fea51aa29
571db008256cbc52
a4abe477
b6e5ec4bf9c293c2
f8fb8063bdd75401
Yes 12,0,0,77 12,0,0,77 United States
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