The Adobe Flash Setup is a misleading web page offering install an questionable software. The page can be loaded into your internet browser with the help of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software may change the settings of internet browsers like FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge or install a malicious web browser addon that made to generate a large amount of unwanted pop up. It’ll lead to the fact that when you launch the internet browser or browse the Net, it will always be forced to open Adobe Flash Setup popup, even when your web-browser is configured to block popup or your system has a program that blocks popups. On current date, the ad-supported software continues to increase the number of PC systems which have been infected.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted application such as this adware on your personal computer. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The ad supported software can also be used to collect user information that can be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Adobe Flash Setup pop up.
Table of contents
- What is Adobe Flash Setup
- Remove Adobe Flash Setup popups
- Manual Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups removal
- Uninstall adware and other potentially unwanted software through the MS Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Adobe Flash Setup redirect
- Remove Adobe Flash Setup pop ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Adobe Flash Setup pop ups from Internet Explorer
- Remove Adobe Flash Setup redirect from Firefox
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Scan your PC system and remove Adobe Flash Setup pop ups with free utilities
- Manual Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups removal
- Stop Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups and other unwanted web pages
- How did you get infected with Adobe Flash Setup popups
- Finish words
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also modify all browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to undesired ad web pages like Adobe Flash Setup, certain of which might be malicious. It can make the whole PC more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the adware as soon as possible. Use the free step by step instructions below. This guide will allow you clean your computer of adware and thereby remove the Adobe Flash Setup intrusive pop ups.
Remove Adobe Flash Setup popups
There present several free adware removal tools. Also it is possible to delete Adobe Flash Setup redirect manually. But we recommend to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guidance. Some of the steps will require you to restart your PC system or close the web site. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Adobe Flash Setup redirect from the Chrome, FF, Edge and IE.
Uninstall adware and other potentially unwanted software through the MS Windows Control Panel
The process of ad-supported software removal is generally the same across all versions of Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed programs on your computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and suspicious programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Adobe Flash Setup redirect
Unfortunately, the ad supported software can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your internet browsers shortcuts), so that the Adobe Flash Setup misleading web-page will be opened when you launch the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge or another web-browser.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser as shown below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will show a shortcut’s properties. Next, press the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are rerouted to the Adobe Flash Setup annoying web site.
Remove Adobe Flash Setup pop ups from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s newtab page, startpage and search engine by default that have been modified by adware that developed to redirect your internet browser to various malicious sites like this “Adobe Flash Setup”.
First launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the procedure of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including newtab page, homepage and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Get rid of Adobe Flash Setup pop ups from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer browser you return your browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that reroutes your internet browser to undesired Adobe Flash Setup web-page.
First, open the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove Adobe Flash Setup redirect from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings like newtab, start page and search provider by default have been modified by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the FF and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software which cause unwanted Adobe Flash Setup pop up to appear. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your system, it will display Adobe Flash Setup annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all malicious tasks which have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your PC system and remove Adobe Flash Setup pop ups with free utilities
The easiest method to remove Adobe Flash Setup popups is to run an anti malware application capable of detecting this ad supported software that causes a huge count of annoying Adobe Flash Setup popups. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malware remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other PUPs.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of Adobe Flash Setup
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect adware and thereby remove Adobe Flash Setup pop ups from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge internet browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on your PC system.
- Download Zemana anti malware (ZAM) from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button to start checking your system for the adware that causes a large number of undesired Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan it’ll detect all threats present on your system.
- After it completes the scan, it’ll display you the results. All found threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next”. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
How to automatically get rid of Adobe Flash Setup with Malwarebytes
You can delete Adobe Flash Setup pop-up automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it may easily remove browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once downloading is done, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan Now” button It’ll scan through the whole machine for the adware that reroutes your internet browser to intrusive Adobe Flash Setup site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your PC.
- After the scan is done, it’ll show a scan report. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected”. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software with Malwarebytes.
Get rid of Adobe Flash Setup redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It may scan and delete malicious software, potentially unwanted software and adware in Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge browsers and thereby remove all undesired Adobe Flash Setup popup. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 3, 2020
Once downloading is done, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to begin checking your machine for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes browsers to open intrusive Adobe Flash Setup pop ups. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
After the scan is complete is finished, it will show a scan report as shown in the figure below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will delete ad supported software that made to redirect your web browser to various ad web sites such as Adobe Flash Setup and add items to the Quarantine. Once the procedure is done, the utility may ask you to reboot your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups and other unwanted web pages
Run an ad-blocking utility like AdGuard will protect you from malicious pop up and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam pages. Additionally, ad-blocking software will help you to avoid annoying pop up and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop ups, Adobe Flash Setup pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Adobe Flash Setup popups
Once you’ve finished the step-by-step guide shown above, your computer should be free from malicious software and adware that causes multiple undesired pop ups and popups. The Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer reroute you to misleading Adobe Flash Setup page. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.