Do you know what Flash Player Premium Sms is?
After researching Flash Player Premium Sms, our computer security specialists decided to classify it as an adware server. The threat was titled after a specific false advertisement it usually shows. The ad might talk about how important it is to have Adobe Flash Player and encourage to download it. Unfortunately, the application not only appears to be paid but also clicking the provided Download button opens an installation wizard that asks to activate the suggested software by sending a particular SMS message. It is essential to understand the Adobe Flash Player is a free application and it does not ask users to install or update it by redirecting to suspicious web pages. Not to mention the program the user receives is not it. Therefore, if you encounter Flash Player Premium Sms, we would recommend not to waste any time with it and make sure it gets eliminated. To get rid of the threat, you could use the removal guide available below or employ a reputable antimalware tool. For more details about this adware server, you should keep reading our report.
In many cases, users encounter adware servers like the one showing Flash Player Premium Sms while interacting with suspicious content on the Internet, for example, pop-ups, sponsored links, etc. The threat’s server is on onclickrev.com, and there is a possibility it could show even different fake alerts, but to our knowledge, for now, the main one is the advertisement asking to install a fictitious Adobe Flash Player. Our computer security specialists say users should see it after the threat redirects to updateflash.club. The site’s URL might look more or less legitimate as it does not have random characters, mistakes, and so on. However, more experienced users or users who know what Adobe Flash Player is should know it is developed by a company called Adobe and can be downloaded from its official website (adobe.com). Not to mention, the domain's extension (.club) looks slightly suspicious for such a product and is supposed to raise suspicion as well.
Furthermore, the mentioned website could tell why you should have Adobe Flash Player on the computer and provides a download link. Once, the user clicks it, Flash Player Premium Sms should open a setup wizard called “AdobeFlashPlayer Setup,” but the program that gets installed is actually called Update Checker. We do not know anything about its purpose at the moment of writing, but given the circumstances it uses to get in we doubt it can be trusted. Another thing we should mention is the mentioned setup might ask to activate the software by sending an SMS message to a short telephone number, for example, 1394. Since below the download button you can see a note saying “Price 5.79 EUR for code,” we believe it might be how it costs to send an SMS message to the mentioned telephone number. Nonetheless, we would not be surprised if the price was even bigger since it is a fake alert and it installs wrong software.Flash Player Premium Sms screenshot
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Under such circumstances, we recommend being extra cautious with Flash Player Premium Sms. The best would be to get rid of it the moment you see it on your browser. The removal guide available at the end of this article can help you delete the threat manually, but if the process looks a bit too complicated we would recommend not to hesitate to leave this task to a reputable antimalware tool instead.
Eliminate Flash Player Premium Sms by resetting your browser
- Press Alt+X.
- Pick Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and mark Delete personal settings.
- Press Reset again and click Close.
- Press the Help icon.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Click on Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.
- Press Alt+F.
- Select Settings and slide down.
- Click on Advanced.
- Scroll down again and select Reset.
- Press the Reset button.
Delete Update Checker via Control Panel
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Navigate to the Start menu.
- Access the Control Panel.
- Pick either Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
- Click Update Checker to select it and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 10
- Tap Windows key+R.
- Insert Control Panel and press OK.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Select the unwanted program and press Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Flash Player Premium Sms is a fake alert shown by a particular adware server. The danger in interacting with it is you could end up revealing your telephone number and wasting your money on a product that might be potentially dangerous. Thus, we advise users to be cautious and not to fall for this scam. The research revealed such threat could enter the system after clicking suspicious pop-ups, visiting untrustworthy web pages, and so on. As we explained earlier after encountering it, users should close the advertisement immediately and reset the browser as shown in the removal guide available above. In case, you install the tool this adware server suggests we also recommend erasing it while following the second part of our displayed removal guide. On the other hand, if you do not think you can handle this threat on your own, you could employ a reputable antimalware tool instead and let it erase all data associated with the adware server in question.