Threat Database Adware '' Pop-Ups

'' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The '' pop-up windows that invite you to install Adobe Flash Player Pro disseminate fake updates. The genuine Flash Player from Adobe Systems Inc. does not require updates from and has a built-in updater that downloads and installs patches from secure servers. The End User License Agreement to the fake Adobe Flash Player update on is not part of the legitimate license employed by Adobe Systems Inc. and users should not be fooled. The '' pop-up windows are generated by adware on your computer that you may have installed along with a free program setup by choosing the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The fake updates promoted on may contain other adware and riskware such as Coupon Champion, Advanced Calendar and BlackLister. The adware that is responsible for pop-ups by may use a browser extension named after an online service that lacks a valid digital certificate. That is the preferred tactic by adware developers to ensure that their apps stay on the infected computers as long as possible. However, the adware may slow down your Internet browser and direct you to visit untrusted domains. You may want to consider using a credible anti-spyware instrument to scan and clean your machine.


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