The “Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” infection is a newly detected infection that is classified as an adware program developed by the hackers to perform various unwanted tasks inside the targeted computer. This malicious application invades the windows based computer by using the vulnerabilities available in the operating system. It can infect all the versions of the windows operating system, including the XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Often this nasty adware enters in the system while visiting the porn sites, sharing files on p2p networks, spam emails, and removable devices. As soon as it takes the control of the computer, it modifies all the system settings without your permission, and hide itself deep in the roots of the system files folder.

Removal of Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player

Once it is confirmed that the “Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” virus corrupted the system, you have to drop whatever you are doing, and get rid of this virus effectively. In this regard, you can choose any powerful automatic tool. Besides that the manual removal is also possible, which is described below:-

 

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

The manual removal process can be started as soon as you are able to boot the infected computer in the safe mode. In this regard, you have to terminate the normal mode of operation by restarting the system, and hit the F8 key repeatedly to access the boot options list. Select the safe mode option before pressing the Enter key to start the computer in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

Access the windows task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and once the windows task manager is accessed, click on the Processes tab to see the list of processes. You have to get rid of the following suspicious processes associated with this adware program, and close the task manager window:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ex

Remove the Associated Data

Once done with the above mentioned steps, you have to remove the following files from the system files folder by using the Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up.lnk
  • %Programs%\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Finally, you have to reverse the modifications made by this virus in the windows registry. Click on the Start menu, select Run option, and type “RegEdit” in the box to access the registry editor. Get rid of the following corrupt entries associated with this nasty infection before closing the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up\DisplayName “Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player” Pop-up

You are required to restart the system in the normal mode to check the success of the manual removal efforts. After updating your current antivirus program, you have to run a complete system scan.

 

How to Remove “Infected files have corrupted your Flash Player”?

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