The Update your Flash Player is classified as misleading ‘ad’ web page that offers to install a fake Flash player update. The appearance of fake “Update your Flash Player” pop-ups in your web-browser means that your computer can be infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which can show a large amount of popups within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge screen or reroute you to an unwanted ad web pages. So, if you have found that your browser offers to install a fake Flash Player Update, then you do not need to wait . Follow the guidance below to clean your computer from the adware and thereby delete Update your Flash Player popups as quickly as possible.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program like this adware on your computer. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The adware can also be used to collect lots of personal info which can be later transferred to third parties. You do not know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any Update your Flash Player pop up.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a harmful software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the browser to see Update your Flash Player unwanted popups.
We strongly suggest that you perform the guidance below which will allow you to delete Update your Flash Player pop up using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Remove Update your Flash Player pop ups
There are a simple manual instructions below which will assist you to remove Update your Flash Player popup from your Windows computer. The most effective solution to remove this adware is to complete the manual removal instructions and then run Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this ‘ad supported’ software and these malicious software removal tools will completely delete Update your Flash Player redirect and return the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge settings to default.
Manual Update your Flash Player redirect removal
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to get rid of the Update your Flash Player pop ups from the FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge browsers.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual ‘ad supported’ software removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of software on your computer and see if there are any suspicious and unknown software. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove Update your Flash Player popup from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the ad-supported software, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the browser’s start page, new tab page and default search provider that have been changed by adware that causes multiple annoying popups.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Update your Flash Player pop ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE internet browser settings such as startpage, newtab and default search engine having been modified by adware that redirects your web browser to undesired Update your Flash Player site, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
When the procedure is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Get rid of Update your Flash Player from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If your Firefox web browser is redirected to Update your Flash Player without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software that causes web browsers to open undesired Update your Flash Player pop-up. After, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by ‘ad supported’ software
The adware may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Open the properties of the web-browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser and choose the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as displayed below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been changed by ad supported software like Update your Flash Player usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as displayed on the screen below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as on the image below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been changed by ‘ad supported’ software.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers which are redirected to the Update your Flash Player unwanted site.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Update your Flash Player web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This shows a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete Update your Flash Player pop up with free programs
The easiest solution to remove Update your Flash Player popups is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting this adware that cause undesired Update your Flash Player popups to appear. We advise try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications.
Automatically delete Update your Flash Player popup with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your system of the ‘ad supported’ software. The tool is an advanced malware removal application made by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijacker infections, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and ad-supported software that causes multiple intrusive pop-ups.
Download Zemana on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is complete, close all software and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the screen below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana on your computer.
Once install is complete, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your system for the adware that made to reroute your web browser to various ad web-pages like Update your Flash Player. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
Once Zemana completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report. All found items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will remove adware which made to reroute your web-browser to various ad web-sites like Update your Flash Player and add items to the Quarantine.
How to remove Update your Flash Player with Malwarebytes
Remove Update your Flash Player pop-up manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and browser hijackers that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software which cause unwanted Update your Flash Player popup to appear. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will detect all threats present on your PC.
Once finished, you’ll be opened the list of all found items on your computer. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will begin to get rid of adware that causes a large amount of annoying Update your Flash Player pop ups. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove ad supported software, browser hijacker infection and other malware.
Scan your computer and delete Update your Flash Player pop-up with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that may be downloaded and run to remove adware that causes multiple unwanted pop-ups, browser hijackers, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You can run this utility to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
After the downloading process is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that cause intrusive Update your Flash Player popup to appear. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. As the scanning ends, AdwCleaner will open a list of all items found by the scan as shown on the image below.
Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt as displayed in the following example.
You need to click “OK”. After the clean up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block Update your Flash Player and stay safe online
It is also critical to protect your web-browsers from malicious web pages and pop ups by using an adblocker application like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up, web sites such Update your Flash Player, as well as other harmful 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 icon named AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
How did Update your Flash Player popups get on your PC system
To sum up
After completing the guidance shown above, your PC system should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer open intrusive Update your Flash Player web site when you surf the Net. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired Update your Flash Player redirect.