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Flash Player Pro Virus/Worm

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by tranch, Oct 19, 2014.

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    Has anyone had any experience with this? When starting up my Win 8.1 laptop I get a screen telling me my flash player needs to be updated to Flash Player Pro. Very good looking panel and you'd think it was from Adobe.

    Not one to just click on an ad like that I went to Adobe's web site and found that, first, flash player is already incorporated in Win 8 and automatically gets updates from Microsoft, and second, there is no such thing as Flash Player pro. A google search turned up a web site that claims it's a worm hacked into the routers, mainly attacking Win 7 machines.

    Neither my other laptop or PC, both Win 7 machines, have had any problems. It's the Win 8.1 laptop that's slow to boot and I get the "Flash Player Pro" panel every time and sporadically while using the machine. I never downloaded anything regarding the web site this spam/malware came from. I've run SuperAntiSpyware, AVG and Windows Defender and they turn up nothing but the everyday tracking cookies, etc. which I have removed. The panel still keeps coming up and the laptop is still slow to boot. If it is something in the router itself, how do I get rid of it in there?

    After just resolving a problem with my PC and now this, I'm about ready to go back to pencils and paper! :rolleyes: :)
     
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    While nosing around to see if I could find a way to get rid of this stinking pop up I happened on this web site:

    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/flash-player-pro-virus-removal/#uninstall

    I did the reset Internet options to see if that would get rid of it, but it's still there. Their next step to take is using an aftermarket uninstaller, and that's where I stop. I used the Windows uninstall/change and it didn't get rid of it, and I also uninstalled anything that was put on here around the day, I thought, this started.
     
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    I think I got it!

    Went to this site; http://malwaretips.com/blogs/flash-player-pro-virus-removal/ followed their directions and ran their virus/malware checkers. Each checker found something the previous one didn't. It's been about 2 hours now and the pop up hasn't appeared again. Hope it stays that way! :D
     
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