Adobe Flash Player Virus

The Adobe Flash Player Virus

Adobe Flash Player Virus is a browser-redirecting app that can get installed inside various Windows-compatible browsers. Apps like Adobe Flash Player Virus are typically labeled as potentially unwanted because of their ability to automatically redirect the user’s browser to unknown sites that spam the screen with ads.

Adobe Flash Player Virus

The Fake Adobe Flash Player Virus pop up.

Landing an app such as Adobe Flash Player Virus doesn’t necessarily mean that your computer would get harmed. This type of software is not intended to mess with your system or with any of the files you’ve stored on the computer’s hard drives. However, the presence of Adobe Flash Player Virus in your PC is still likely to cause a lot of frustration while you are trying to look for something online. This invasive app would probably keep redirecting you to its sponsors’ sites and would also spam your Firefox, Edge, Chrome (or any other browser) with ads, pop-ups, and banners. The search engine, the homepage, the toolbar of the browser, or the address of the new-tab page are also probably going to be affected by the presence of Adobe Flash Player Virus in your system. This app changes those browser elements in order to use the new custom ones that it has added to your browser for swarming your screen with adverts, redirects, and other forms of aggressive online advertisement.

Fake Adobe Flash Player

Apps like the fake Adobe Flash Player are typically categorized as browser hijackers. The fake Adobe Flash Player is a small piece of software that gets installed inside the browser (usually through file bundles) and starts to operate from inside of it similarly to the way normal browser add-ons function.

The difference is that the hijacker’s main goal would typically be to advertise something and to make money based on how many users get exposed to and/or click on its ads. In and of itself, this aggressive form of online advertising isn’t a direct threat to the health of one’s system or data. However, if the user isn’t careful and randomly interacts with the ads shown by the hijacker, the chances of visiting a page or a site that has malware uploaded to it increase. There are many sites out there that look safe and beneficial to the user but actually hide Trojans, Ransomware, Spyware, and other similar threats inside of their pages. That is why, despite the fact that Adobe Flash Player Virus isn’t an actual virus, you should still uninstall it before it accidentally gets you redirected to some sketchy page that might expose you to a Trojan horse or Ransomware virus.

The removal of Adobe Flash Player Virus

Most users who face an app like this one don’t really know how to properly dispose of it. This is normal because most hijackers don’t make it easy on the users when it comes down to their removal. You won’t find an uninstallation button or wizard for this hijacker, which is likely to serve as an obstacle while trying to remove this hijacker. However, there is a way to get rid of this invasive software and you will find a detailed explanation on how to do it in the instructions that follow.


Name Adobe Flash Player Virus
Type Browser Hijacker
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Remove Adobe Flash Player Virus

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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