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What is Adobe Flash Player and how did it manage to change my browser’s homepage without my consent? 

Adobe Flash Player is a search engine, which can appear in the victim’s web browser if he/she has installed Adobe Flash Player potentially unwanted program (PUP). It spreads using misleading ‘bundling’ distribution method and is usually related to browser hijacker. If you want to avoid Adobe Flash Player browser hijacker, you need to start monitoring installation of every freeware. Also, you should be aware that it may provide you with modified search results that could lead you to doubtful websites. Luckily, the manual removal process is not very complicated, so even if you do not have much experience with such applications you should be able to get rid of Adobe Flash Player by following our recommended deletion steps available at the end of this article.


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Websites like Adobe Flash Player are created in order to advertise such rogue programs and distribute Trojan viruses which infect with these rogues. What we have in mind is that there are a lot of almost identical browser hijackers on the Internet. It has logo of Windows operating system and whole appearance leads into thinking that website is official security center made by Microsoft Corp. Lapopantivirus.net expects its victims to become scared about their computers’ security, so claims that computer has tons of security problems. However, this is only one of the few methods that could be used to collect your private data.

When did I come across the browser hijacker?

To protect your PC from various invasive programs, you should take a few preventative steps. Users are very often careless during installation processes and this mistake is very common. Once it gets there, it works on preparing it for its rerouting campaign and alters computer’s DNS and home page settings. This browser plug-in causes redirects to questionable third-party websites once the user attempts to use Adobe Flash Player search. What is more, the legit sites are also punctured with scam ads of 3rd party like the ill body is punctured with needles by a representative of a branch of alternative medicine, known as acupuncture. Unfortunately, some of the third-party sites can be insecure, and some of them might even try to persuade you to install bogus software updates that spread malware alongside them. You should also make sure that there is no malware infection on your system that could display such unreliable third-party contents if you want to feel secure whenever you go online.

Beware that not only you will not be able to make regular searches, but you may also be redirected to unsafe websites. Go to Control Panel -> No matter what web source did provide the download link of the program that you wish to obtain, do not rush to install it – make sure you read each statement presented in its installation wizard. Ensure that you analyze each checkbox and reject installation of ‘optional downloads,’ such as browser add-ons, toolbars, plug-ins or extensions. On top of that, you can experience some browser crashes. choose  To identify them, scanning with Anti-Malware Tool or other reputable antispyware tool might be useful.

How to remove Adobe Flash Player hijacker? (Automatic and manual removal methods)

Adobe Flash Player infiltrates to computers with a help of free programs from the Internet. Its website states that this hijacker “is an extraordinary way to categorize and organize all the websites that you actually use or need in an appealing and engaging manner.” The website also claims that it has some mysterious advanced search algorithm that surpasses that of Google.com, Bing.com and so on. However, you can avoid that. Second, even if you do install a program downloaded from a third-party source, you should check all the installation steps carefully, as you might be able to deselect the unnecessary applications. So questionable advertisements are something you have to take into consideration when using it. Usually you will have to deselect these options, otherwise, the changes may be applied automatically.

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 Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

b) Windows 8/8.1

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

c) Windows 10

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

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

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

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Uninstall 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 Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Uninstall 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 Uninstall 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 Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Uninstall 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 Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

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

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Uninstall 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 Uninstall 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 Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

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

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

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

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

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

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

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

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Uninstall 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 Uninstall Adobe Flash Player
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Uninstall 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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