'Warning: Your Flash Player Is Outdated' Pop-up

'Warning: Your Flash Player Is Outdated' Pop-up Description

The 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up is one of the many variants of misleading tactics that use a fake update for your Flash Player to trick you into visiting websites that may contain potentially unsafe content, installing Potentially Unwanted Programs or even threats onto your computer. Messages like the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up have thrived in recent years because they may prey on computer users that are not technically proficient, often by scaring or tricking them using deceiving messages. The main way you can protect yourself from hoaxes such as the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up is by following safe browsing guidelines and being informed about these and other, similar tactics.

How the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' Pop-Up Tries to Fool PC Users

Every day, millions of computer users all around the world are affected by PUPs. PUPs may be installed without the computer user realizing its presence, or using misleading information that misportrays the true nature of the PUP. PUPs are commonly distributed by scaring computer users into believing that their machines are in danger if the PUP is not installed. This is what happens when it comes to the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up. To convince you of installing a fake Flash update, the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up will try to convince you that if you don't update Flash Player you will be missing out a critical security update which would protect your computer from threat attacks. In fact, the supposed Flash Update installed by the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up may be detected by anti-malware software as threatening. This file, named Flash_Player_Pro_Update_Setup.exe is detected with numerous aliases, including Trojan/Win32.Generic, Win32/AdWare.iBryte.AL, Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler, Gen:Variant.Application.Bundler.OptimumInstaller.2 and PUP.Optional.OptimumInstaller.A.

Stopping the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' Pop-Up

If the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up appears on your computer, PC security analysts counsel the use of an authentic security program to scan your computer. Ignore the 'Warning Your Flash Player Is Outdated' pop-up message. Instead, remove all unwanted Web browser add-ons, plug-ins and other known PUPs.

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