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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Flash Player is needed pop-up

‘Flash Player is needed’ pop-up is one of those virtual messages you need to avoid and ignore. This alert may be presented as a banner advertisement or a pop-up regardless of the browser you are running or the version of your operating system. Unfortunately, if the application has appeared to you, there is a great possibility that adware (advertisement supported software) is already running on your personal computer. In some cases, adware can be camouflaged as authentic and reliable browser extensions, and in other cases they could be installed onto the PC illegally. Overall, we strongly recommend that you remove ‘Flash Player is needed’ pop-up related software from your operating system.

There are a few different versions of the ‘Flash Player is needed’ pop-up. Once you click on this fictitious alert, you will be routed to a website presenting some program. Here is an example:

Message from webpage
Your Flash Player is ready to Download! Click ok to download

The page representing this fictitious notification may be quite convincing and misleading. You may be informed that by downloading the supposedly needed Flash Player you will be able to watch videos in HD without buffering. As our researchers have discovered, it is most likely that you will be offered to install the infamous FLV Player. This suspicious product can be presented by the ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up as well. Needless to say, neither of these alerts is reliable and installing the FLV Player is not something we recommend. These programs could be bundled together with other undesirable application and even malware. In fact, in most cases the installer seems to fail; however, this is just a diversion to help adware developers install suspicious files and add registry entries.

Have you installed ‘Flash Player is needed’ pop-up promoted applications onto your personal computer? If you have, you need to delete them as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the removal of this software might be quite complicated. If you do not know how to locate and remove malicious registry entries and files, you certainly should use automatic malware detection and removal software. If you are not scared to make mistakes or disrupt the operating system further, and you know how to delete ‘Flash Player is needed’ pop-up related programs and adware – perform the manual removal. You can follow the instructions below to delete FLV Player from the PC. Note that this program may be installed together with other undesirable programs, and so you need to keep an eye out for them.

Delete undesirable programs

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI menu screen, select All apps and then Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and right-click the undesirable application.
  3. Select Uninstall to remove the undesirable program.

Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start icon on the Task Bar to open a menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program and locate the undesirable application.
  3. Right-click the program you wish to delete from the PC and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Place the cursor to the left of the Task Bar and click Start.
  2. Open the Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable application and click Remove.
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How to manually remove Flash Player is needed pop-up

Files associated with Flash Player is needed pop-up infection:

Sixth.exe
Win_Updater.exe
openinst.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
uninstaller.exe
Downloader.dll
timetasks.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
toolserv.exe
PlusMo.exe
kometaup.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
NCdownloader.exe
openinstall.exe
VirusRemover.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
fiber.js
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
PCProtect.exe
ContentHost.dll
ieplug.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
MSLSService.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
lsdprn.exe
CompTmp.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
optimizer.exe
DFService.exe
bi_client.exe
lmservice.exe
MAJTuto.exe
NTS.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
stprss.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
IEError.exe
sv.exe
playsetup.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
UpdateService.exe
psupport.dll
Seventh.exe
inspasio.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
UpdateTask.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
DeltaFix.dll
update.exe
mngr.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
update1.dll
systerm32.exe
webmakerplus.exe
usetting.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
Updater.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
Autoload.exe
winclient32.exe
PackerV2.exe
dnkt.exe
upr.exe
Toast.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
host.exe
dlprotect.exe
browsemngr.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
ScriptHost.dll
R003.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
safebrowser.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
safetynut.exe
BitGuard.exe
PCProtect.dll
BDL.dll
contentagent.exe
regCheck.vbs
Client.exe
applications.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
ScreenCapture.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
litefile.bin
plura_autorun.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
TorrentStat.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
monitorsvc.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
windhcpclient.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
wirtual.exe
VideoUsage.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
TimeTasksSetup.exe
smp2.exe
Bind.exe
chrome-links.exe

Flash Player is needed pop-up DLL's to remove:

ieplug.dll
PCProtect.dll
DeltaFix.dll
ContentHost.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
update1.dll
ScriptHost.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
BDL.dll
psupport.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
Downloader.dll

Flash Player is needed pop-up processes to kill:

host.exe
Updater.exe
Sixth.exe
VirusRemover.exe
BitGuard.exe
UpdateService.exe
UpdateTask.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
chrome-links.exe
browsemngr.exe
Bind.exe
plura_autorun.exe
openinstall.exe
kometaup.exe
TorrentStat.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
toolserv.exe
contentagent.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
openinst.exe
usetting.exe
IEError.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
playsetup.exe
MAJTuto.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
lmservice.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
CompTmp.exe
safebrowser.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
NTS.exe
applications.exe
smp2.exe
timetasks.exe
safetynut.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
Client.exe
optimizer.exe
VideoUsage.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
systerm32.exe
stprss.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
sv.exe
mngr.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
Seventh.exe
R003.exe
upr.exe
bi_client.exe
Autoload.exe
monitorsvc.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
MSLSService.exe
windhcpclient.exe
Win_Updater.exe
webmakerplus.exe
wirtual.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
winclient32.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
PackerV2.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
PlusMo.exe
Toast.exe
DFService.exe
dlprotect.exe
inspasio.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
dnkt.exe
NCdownloader.exe
uninstaller.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
update.exe
PCProtect.exe
lsdprn.exe
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