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Danger level 6
Type: Adware

Flash Player Premium SMS

If you have been exposed to the Flash Player Premium SMS scam, you are at risk of wasting money and downloading a questionable piece of software onto your operating system. According to our research, the source of the scam is http://www.updateflash.club/, and according to the information on this website, you need to acquire Adobe Flash Player, which is represented as an “essential complement to your computer.” A Download button is shown on this site, and a disclaimer below it informs that you will need to pay €5.79 for a code, which is an indication that you are dealing with a scam. The strangest thing is that you do not need to pay any money to acquire the potentially unwanted program that is presented via the scam. We talk more about this in this report. If you have downloaded the program, we suggest deleting it as soon as possible. Even if you have not downloaded anything after being exposed to the misleading alert, you need to inspect your operating system to check if you need to remove Flash Player Premium SMS scam-related malware.

When you click the Download link on the updateflash.club website, you are introduced to a pop-up that allegedly represents the installer of AdobeFlashPlayer. If you follow the steps of the installer, you end up on a page that asks to send a message to a specific number to obtain a special code. You should not focus on this code because you do not need it. If you click the “Cancel” button on this page, UpdateChecker.exe by QUICK IDEAS, S.L. is downloaded automatically. The publisher of this file is Mysoftpack, and it installs an application called “Update Checker.” The interface of this application is in Spanish, and it is meant to list all available updates for the programs installed onto your computer. Our research team classifies this app as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because, clearly, it tries to conceal itself as the authentic, well-known Adobe Flash Player. On top of that, it swindles gullible victims out of their money. Have you sent the expensive Flash Player Premium SMS but the code was not sent back? That is likely to happen because, after all, it is a scam.

Although the pop-up representing Flash Player Premium SMS can be introduced to users via the website we have discussed already, our research team warns that it could also be shown via an adware server. One example of that is onclickrev.com. If you are being redirected to random pages and shown random ads or pop-ups, it is possible that malware exists on your operating system, and it is extremely important that you employ a trustworthy malware scanner to perform a thorough inspection. Hopefully, nothing is found, and all you need to do is attend to the browser via which the misleading Flash Player Premium SMS pop-up was shown. However, if malicious threats are found, you need to delete them as soon as possible. If you decide that you will erase all threats manually, make sure you analyze (look up removal guides that are available on this site) and eliminate every threat individually. Alternatively, you could also download an anti-malware program to find and automatically erase all malicious infections and their components.

If you have downloaded Update Checker, we recommend deleting it from your Windows operating system as soon as possible. The guide below shows how to uninstall it from your computer. But even if you have not downloaded anything, and a reliable scanner has determined that you do not need to delete Flash Player Premium SMS-related malware, you still need to do a couple of things. First of all, reset the browser via which the pop-up was shown. Next, clear the browsing data. If tracking cookies were placed to spy on you, they will be removed in the process. In the future, if you do not want to face scams, you need to practice safe browsing. Do not download unfamiliar software or randomly offered files of seemingly familiar programs (e.g., Adobe Flash Player). Also, do not click on links or advertisements and pop-ups that could expose you to unreliable content. Do not forget to protect your system using a legitimate anti-malware program too. If you have questions, post them in the comments section.

Flash Player Premium SMS Removal

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and click Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, click Reset, mark Delete personal settings, and click Reset again.
  3. Tap keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Delete Browsing History menu.
  4. Choose the right boxes and then click Delete.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+F, and click Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom, scroll down, and click the Reset button.
  3. Tap keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Clear browsing data menu.
  4. Choose the right time range and boxes and then click Delete.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+H, and click Troubleshooting information.
  2. Click the Refresh Firefox button to reset the browser.
  3. Tap keys Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Clear All History menu.
  4. Choose the right time range and boxes and then click Clear Now.

Uninstall Update Checker

  1. Click Start/Windows logo on the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel (enter control panel into the search field on Windows 10).
  3. Move to Uninstall a program/Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall/Remove the undesirable application.
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How to manually remove Flash Player Premium SMS

Files associated with Flash Player Premium SMS infection:

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

Flash Player Premium SMS DLL's to remove:

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

Flash Player Premium SMS processes to kill:

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