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\u2019s browser to unknown sites that spam the screen with ads. Landing an app such as Adobe Flash Player Virus doesn\u2019t 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\u2019ve stored on the computer\u2019s 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\u2019 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\u2019s 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\u2019t a direct threat to the health of one\u2019s system or data. However, if the user isn\u2019t 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\u2019t 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\u2019t really know how to properly dispose of it. This is normal because most hijackers don\u2019t make it easy on the users when it comes down to their removal. You won\u2019t 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. SUMMARY: Name Adobe Flash Player Virus Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms In most cases the hijacker would introduce some unwanted changes to the browser without first asking for your permission. Distribution Method Typically, apps like this one are added inside the installers of other programs, so that they get distributed alongside those other programs. Detection Tool Remove Adobe Flash Player Virus If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below. If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide. If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide. If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab (the "Details" Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If you are sure something is part of the infection - delete it, even if the scanner doesn't flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter. \tRight-click on the Network Adapter you are using --->\u00a0Properties --->\u00a0Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP\/IP), click \u00a0Properties. \tThe\u00a0DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself. \tClick on Advanced --->\u00a0the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something)\u00a0--->\u00a0OK. \tAfter you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a\u00a0system reboot. Right click\u00a0on the browser\u2019s shortcut --->\u00a0Properties. NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but\u00a0you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge). Properties \u2014\u2013> Shortcut.\u00a0In\u00a0Target, remove everything\u00a0after\u00a0.exe. \u00a0\u00a0Remove Adobe Flash Player Virus\u00a0from Internet Explorer: Open\u00a0IE, click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Manage Add-ons. Find the threat\u00a0--->\u00a0Disable. Go to\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Internet Options --->\u00a0change\u00a0the\u00a0URL\u00a0to whatever you use (if hijacked) --->\u00a0Apply. \u00a0Remove\u00a0Adobe Flash Player Virus\u00a0from Firefox: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons\u00a0---->\u00a0Extensions. Find the adware\/malware\u00a0--->\u00a0Remove. Remove\u00a0Adobe Flash Player Virus\u00a0from Chrome: Close Chrome. Navigate to: \u00a0C:\/Users\/!!!!USER NAME!!!!\/AppData\/Local\/Google\/Chrome\/User Data.\u00a0There is\u00a0a Folder called "Default" inside: Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat's Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don't show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete\/uninstall them: \tHKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software-----Random Directory. It could be any one of them - ask us if you can't discern which ones are malicious. HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft----Windows---CurrentVersion---Run-- Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft---Internet Explorer----Main---- Random If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!