Click on screenshot to zoom
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.
Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* Flash Player is needed pop-up
  • Quick & tested solution for Flash Player is needed pop-up removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows
disclaimer

How to manually remove Flash Player is needed pop-up

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

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

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

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

Flash Player is needed pop-up processes to kill:

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

Post comment — WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

Comment:
Name:
Please enter security code:
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots.