How to stop Adobe Flash Player pop-up ads

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What is Adobe flash player

Without the use of a multimedia platform Adobe flash player from Adobe Systems today, almost no site. To some extent, most web applications that use all kinds of animation elements (advertising banners and others) require the presence of Adobe flash. It is a universal tool for playing any flash-content, whether it's raster graphics, three-dimensional or vector objects. Adobe Flash has its own graphics processor supporting bi-directional streaming of video and audio content. There is also a slightly lighter version of this player - Flash Lite, which serves to play all the necessary animation on mobile devices and tablets. Thanks to the support of hardware graphics acceleration of modern video cards it became possible to create highly detailed animation with rich graphic effects. However, web applications of this type should be carefully optimized to reduce the already weaker load on the processor that Adobe Flash creates. In addition, technology is not without vulnerabilities. In 2008, cybercriminals found in it a way to manage the microphone and webcam of their victims, and in 2015, a loophole was discovered that allows users to enter computers through a player, integrating into the protocols of the program. The situation reached its apogee in July 2015, when Chrome and Firefox To date, a large percentage of the animation in the browser can be created without the use of Adobe Flash - using JavaScript, AJAX and HTML5. However, due to its simplicity and reliability Adobe Flash is still quite an up-to-date choice.


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Adobe flash player fake updates

The main problem that occurs when using it now is annoying pop-up notifications. Developers are constantly updating their offspring, and with this, unfortunately, there are several problems that often appear with ordinary users. One of them is the notification "Adobe flash player" is out of date! when you try to access the site. There are two possible options. Most often this suggestion to update the player, but not always. The first thing you need to try in this case is to go to and download from there the most current version of Adobe Flash. After that, it remains only to restart the browser and continue to surf the Internet.


However, it happens that the offer to update this application is nothing more than another trick of intruders. Trying to go to a site saturated with web applications that use Adobe flash player technology, you can face the same notification "Adobe flash player" is out of date! and a proposal for its renewal.


Adobe Flash Player fake update


How to get rid of pop-ups about updating Adobe Flash Player

No, this time it's not a message from the developers, although it's quite similar to it. This is a trick of scammers, which are "pecked" by ordinary users by clicking "Download" (or "Download"). In fact, all this is Pop-up Adware and if the "Download" button was still pressed - means that access to the computer is allowed and the malware has already penetrated the system. Such a virus could penetrate, as well as in a classic way - through a redirecting link - and no less common way - through the installer of all sorts of free programs. The big and beautiful button "Normal installation" in such variegated and unfamiliar installers rarely leads to something good, especially if the user did not understand other installation options. On such users it, by the way, and is calculated. After such rash actions, the first "tricks" begin, in particular in the browser. Now it is possible to redirect some links, increase the number of pop-up ads, change the start page. Pop-up advertising will become more and more - thus, attackers create the necessary transitions to them in advance inscribed sites. A small increase in money soon increases more and more, depending on the growing number of infected computers. Well, now you need to get rid of this malware. To all of the above, sometimes another problem is added: a window with such a notification either does not close at all, or appears again and again. In this case, for starters, it is worth simply completely closing the entire browser, chopping it off from the system through the Task Manager by clicking on the item "Remove task" in it. This is a fairly standard procedure for such situations. After such a forced shutdown of the process, it is already possible to scan the system for possible threats. In any case, because of such radical manipulations after the next launch of the browser, there will no longer be an annoying window about the offer to be updated, but there will be an opportunity to continue from the last open page, from which it is easy to refuse. Well, in order to more carefully deal with the threat will help the following instructions.


If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.

If you are Android user, follow this guide: Android virus removal.


Step 1. Uninstall suspicious programs from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Adobe Flash Player, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select program and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Step 2. Remove unfamiliar add-ons from the browser

Instruction for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the extension, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

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Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select extension and press Disable

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Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the add-on, press Remove

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Instructions for Microsoft Edge

1. Launch Microsoft Edge

2. Click on Extensions in menu bar

3. Choose needed add-on and click on it

4. Press Uninstall


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

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Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose extension and press button Remove from Opera

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Step 3 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


How to update adobe flash player

After all of the above, it is worth to understand that if you install updates for Adobe Flash - then only from the official site. Only there you can safely update yourself for the most current version of the player. Better yet, keep Adobe Flash updated, either by automatically updating it, or periodically manually updating it. Well, as always, the classic recommendation: modern web surfing should be more circumspect and accurate. Scammers by all possible means are now trying to get the user to go to the link they need. This link can be hidden in e-mails in the mail, and in the updated advertisement of well-known brands, and in the news of the yellow press. Now there are a lot of loopholes in the security vulnerabilities that the attackers are looking for, looking for and searching for enrichment. Only verified sites, and only attentive conscious actions.


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