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Adobe Flash Player is classified as a browser hijacker and PUP. What reasons prompted security experts to categorize it this way?

It’s not very difficult to indicate whether your computer is infected with  Just like any other program that belongs to this category, it will modify your web browser’s default settings, meaning that your online experience will be altered as well, in a negative way to say the least. In case of Adobe Flash Player, it seems that venturesome people who frequently participate in various lotteries are targeted because this toolbar promises to enable access to the latest lottery results, as well as other relevant things, such as Facebook, weather forecast or the most recently uploaded videos. The purpose of Adobe Flash Player is distributing rogue security programs. potentially unwanted program (PUP) can come to your computer unnoticed as it has been actively promoted along with other free  If you want to keep your PC secure, you should ignore all suspicious pop-up ads because they may trick you into downloading fake updates or make you install other ‘valuable’ software on your computer leading it to serious problems.


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Typically, infection comes together with spam emails, freeware, shareware and other insecure downloads. Adobe Flash Player is not considered to be entirely safe. These changes are carried out without your authorization and are irreversible. However, there is another method how you can get Adobe Flash Player on your machine. If you would miss the check mark that says that you agree to make this Adobe Flash Player search engine as your start page and the default search engine, you would discover it on your computer right after rebooting your computer. For that we highly recommend using  Secondly, select Custom or Advanced installation option and then follow every installation step a freeware in order to find the check marks that allow installation of Adobe Flash Player or other unwanted programs.

When did siviewer.com enter my computer?

The most likely way for you to end up with a malicious bundle on your system is to try to download free programs and files from suspicious sources, such as torrent and shareware pages. It is not likely at all that you have downloaded this browser hijacker yourself because its official website simply does not exist. Therefore, keeping in mind how inattentive people tend to be when installing freewares, it’s not surprising that after several clicks on next…next…next…results in Adobe Flash Player hijack, tons of ads, and similar issues. So how can you avoid installing this and similar adware? For example, you could end up on a fake online shop.

The removal of Adobe Flash Player is very simple, but you need to assess your entire operating system before you start eliminating any unwanted programs. The main question, right now, is how you delete this threat. On top of that, remember that some browser hijackers can be installed together with adware that are able track your browsing history and try to involve you into other marketing related projects, according to your interests that can be reflected in your search queries or mostly visited websites. It is possible to catch a parasite (like a pokemon) because a drive-by download was initiated. To check if the program you have downloaded is not supplemented with additional apps, you need to set Advanced or Custom installation settings. It will also protect your computer from similar infections in the future, so it’s worth to keep it installed. Though manual removal is very simple, you have to look at the big picture as well.

How can I delete this PUP from my system?

First and foremost, do not get tempted by Adobe Flash Player’s promises of enhanced browsing. You can do this manually, by using our manual Adobe Flash Player removal guide, or you can choose using anti-malware software and delete the hijacker automatically. In order to avoid Adobe Flash Player, you should always follow installation steps of the programs from the Internet and if you see any offers to download unknown tools or make changes in your browsers, refuse them, unless you know it will be an improvement to the current features. You must first Adobe Flash Player any applications that might be harboring Adobe Flash Player from the Control Panel. A proper anti-spyware program can not only remove existing computer threats, but also prevent it from spyware/malware attack in the future. Opt for Custom or Advanced setup mode.

Download Removal Toolto remove Adobe Flash Player

* WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.


Learn how to remove Adobe Flash Player from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Remove Adobe Flash Player

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Remove Adobe Flash Player

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Remove Adobe Flash Player

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons Remove Adobe Flash Player

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 Remove Adobe Flash Player

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Remove Adobe Flash Player
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove Adobe Flash Player from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager Remove Adobe Flash Player
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script Remove Adobe Flash Player

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete Remove Adobe Flash Player

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines Remove Adobe Flash Player
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Remove Adobe Flash Player

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove Adobe Flash Player

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options Remove Adobe Flash Player

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset Remove Adobe Flash Player

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions Remove Adobe Flash Player

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Remove Adobe Flash Player
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history Remove Adobe Flash Player
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Remove Adobe Flash Player
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete Adobe Flash Player with it.

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