Flash Player Auto Update Daemon stands for the pop-up alert that specifically attacks Mac computers through one of its browsers – Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Before we continue explaining the origin of Flash Player Auto Update Daemon unexpected notifications, let us state in advance that these pop-ups must never be treated by you as genuine alerts from Apple. Furthermore, they could be extremely dangerous, so beware of them. This particular notification is also similar to other pop-ups we previously wrote about, such as “Your Flash Player might be out of date”, “Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue”, etc.
Flash Player Auto Update Daemon Pop Up quicklinks
- Why do Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-ups distract you
- How to remove Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-ups
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We describe Flash Player update scams in more detail in our post “Your Flash Player might be out of date” scam.
Flash Player Auto Update Daemon alerts express absolute nonsense because in most Mac computers Flash Player is not installed at all as some independent software. All popular Mac browsers today are already provided with important features to enable appropriate audio or video playback. When the pop-up comes up, here is the message it gives you:
“Flash Player Auto Update Daemon” is not optimized for your Mac and needs to be updated.
This software will not work with future versions of macOS and needs to be updated to improve compatibility. Contact the developer for more information.
Why do Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-ups distract you
It is true that Flash Player Auto Update Daemon alerts appear quite often and this is not some single occurrence. While browsing the web you may unexpectedly notice that after you visit a certain legitimate website your browser produces an additional pop-up window that does not lead you to the requested web page. Instead, it forwards you to a certain third-party resource that contains the faulty message quoted above.
Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-ups are distributed by certain adware that has injected itself into your Mac and has been thus integrated into the browser. It is of utmost importance not to tolerate these absolutely misleading notifications. They are dangerous because typically their mission is to force you into downloading and installing potentially unwanted applications, adware and other malicious programs that can damage your Mac.
Unusual browser behavior in your Mac could be the trace of adware in the system. When the adware is active it loads itself on every system startup and specifically hijacks your browser with unwanted pop-ups and subsequent redirections. Flash Player Auto Update Daemon messages could be just one of many other sudden alerts you could expect when your Mac is burdened by adware.
The adware could quite likely be installed along with other free applications that you might have installed recently. It is regretful to admit that many free programs are often interconnected with absolutely useless applications that are suggested during the drive-by installation process.
How to remove Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-ups
The first thing you should realize is how important it is to be very careful while you surf the web and especially while installing free software. Your role, in this case, is to pay extremely close attention while you are in the very process of freeware installation. It is mandatory to read all the important details that could be mentioned in the EULAs (End User License Agreements) pertaining to the free software you aim to install.
When it comes to Mac computers, the first thing you may implement is checking the list of all available applications in the “Applications” area. In case you find anything that is suspicious it is a good idea to move it to the Trash right away. You might as well check the list of installed add-ons (extensions) of your browser that could as well be the source of the aforesaid pop-ups. Finally, we recommend that you scan your Mac with reliable anti-malware software in order to analyze the status of your computer thoroughly and identify possible leaks in the system security.
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How to remove Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-up from Safari:TopRemove malicious extensions
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
- Select Extensions and uninstall Flash Player Auto Update Daemon pop-up and other suspicious extensions.
- If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
- Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.