Do you know what Fake Flash Player Ads are?
The term Fake Flash Player Ads refers to display advertisements that are generated by a malicious Flash player which is presented as if it had been published by Adobe. The harmful file can be downloaded from Google Docs and it is installed as a Flash player extension for Apple’s Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It has also been found that the fake Flash Player does not work on Internet Explorer.
Fake Flash Player Ads are generated on different websites once the bogus extension is installed. According to the permissions that are granted to the Flash player, it can access the user’s data available on all websites; it can also read and modify the history of the browser, manage the applications, extensions and themes. It is very easy to become a victim of the cyber criminal for the fake extension contains a hyperlink taking the user to the adobe.com, which is the official website of the Adobe products.
As to the very advertisements generated by the Fake Flash Player, it is important to note that the adverts may promote adult websites. Due to the fact that the pornographic pop-up and display ads can be generated on children’s website, parents should pay close attention to the application that are installed on the PC.
Fake Flash Player Ads have been found to replace ads displayed by some news websites. For example, instead of a banner advertising a TV show, the user may come across a banner offering the users to read an article about weight loss, and so on.
Different advertising networks are used by the Fake Flash Player 11, which is done to increase the number of clicks and raise the advertising revenue by employing the pay-per-click (PPC) method. The ads may also be used to inveigle the user into visiting corrupted websites where some malware threat is executed. Ignore all the pop-up ads so as not to get the PC infected.
If you want to update programs or install new one, use only the official websites, but now when the browsers are affected by the malicious Flash Player and its ads, you should implement a reliable spyware removal tool. We recommend using SpyHunter as this application can remove Fake Flash Player Ads and protect you against various computer infections. Save you your time with the recommended software and browse the Internet safely.
How to remove an unwanted browser extension
- Press Alt+F.
- Point to Tools and click Extensions.
- Remove the unwanted extension.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
- Click Extensions and remove the unwanted browser extension.
In non-techie terms:
Fake Flash Player Ads are the advertisements that you will receive if you install the fake Flash Player 11. We recommend removing this application in order to prevent unwanted pop-up advertisements,
Aliases: Fake FlashPlayer.