“Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup - How to remove?
“Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup is a fake message claiming that you should get the latest Adobe Flash Player update. Beware that this message has nothing to do with Adobe updates and it was designed by cyber criminals in order to distribute various potentially unwanted programs. “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup can use PremiumVideoUpdates.com and some other domains. Here is how it looks like:
Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue (Required)
Top Video Sites Require The Latest Adobe Flash Player Update.
Updating takes under a minute on broadband – no restart is required
Accept and Install
If you have detected it on your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, stay away from it. If you accept this so-called Adobe update, you will only help computer hackers to make profit. Some of the programs that are known to be installed after you click on “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup include Sweet-Page, AwesomeHP, Delta Search, Feven, CouponBuddy and so on. All of them are known for ruining browsing by displaying tons of ads, redirecting to malicious pages, forcing you to download other unwanted applications, etc.
If you want to avoid “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup, pay more attention to your downloads. Every time you are installing a new freeware, even if it is distributed on a well-known download page, make sure you read Terms and Agreements in order to know what you are agreeing on. Also follow the installation steps to ensure you do not allow any additional programs to be installed.
To remove “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup, you should uninstall the adware that has brought this fake update message. The easiest way to do it is to use a reputable antispyware program, like Spyhunter and run a scan with it. Full removal instructions can be found below:
Using Control Panel to remove the main “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup components and installers
- Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel , Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall . On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in the search box, then look for Uninstall a program. You may need to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC, in both cases.
- Look for PremiumVideoUpdates.com and /or similar looking items on the list of programs. By default, I recommend removing Yontoo, WebCake, anything “savings” or “coupon” related. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Stopzilla might give a good idea of what programs you should remove from there as well.
- Close Control Panel.
Removing “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup from Internet Explorer
- Press Wench icon->Manage Add-ons.
- Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to PremiumVideoUpdates.com and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
- Close the Options.
Removing “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup from Firefox
- Enter about:addons in URL field.
- Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything PremiumVideoUpdates.com related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe probably you do not need it.
- Optionally, reset Firefox: go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.
Removing “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue” popup from Chrome
- Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
- Go through extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to PremiumVideoUpdates.com. If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
- Restart Chrome.
- Optionally, you can enter chrome://settings in URL bar , press Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the list and press Reset browser settings.
- If you found an extension that can’t be removed from the browser, it has either to be removed from Control Panel or with antimalware programs (like Spyhunter, malwarebytes) or program uninstallers (like RevoUninstaller).