Remove Flash Player Update (Mac OS X) virus

Flash Player Update advertisements are one of many tricks cybercriminals use to deceive you into downloading and installing malware on your Windows computer or Mac. When you see an advertisement from an unknown website stating to update your Flash Player, this website tries to scam you.

Many of the fake Flash Player update websites are associated with adware programs and malware programs, these malware apps trigger pop-ups that redirect the web browser to these Flash Player update scam webpages.

Flash Player update malware

Not only adware is responsible for the Flash Player Update pop-up ads. On the Internet, advertising networks also redirect your web browser to Flash Player Update. Some websites redirect users through advertising networks to generate revenue. Therefore your Mac Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox browser may end up on the Flash Player Update landing page.

I recommend that you check your computer for adware with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to check your computer for adware. If adware is found on your computer, you can use Malwarebytes to remove it for free.

This way, you will not run the risk of unwanted advertisements from Flash Player Update and other sites that redirect your browser again.

Remove Flash Player Update malware

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Malwarebytes is a comprehensive adware removal tool and free to use on Mac OS X.

Adware leaves traces such as malicious files, p-list files, scheduled tasks on your Mac computer, make sure to completely remove ads by Flash Player Update with Malwarebytes.

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  • Wait for the Malwarebytes scan to finish.
  • Once completed, review the Flash Player Update adware detections.
  • Click Quarantine to continue.

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  • Reboot Windows after all the detections are moved to quarantine.

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You have now successfully removed adware that is responsible for Flash Player Update ads from your computer.

google chrome logoRemove Flash Player Update from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. In the top-right corner, expand the Chrome menu.
  3. In the Google Chrome menu, open Settings.
  4. At the Privacy and Security section, click Site settings.
  5. Open the Notifications settings.
  6. Remove Flash Player Update by clicking the three dots on the right next to the Flash Player Update URL and click Remove.

mozilla firefox logoRemove Flash Player Update from Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. In the top-right corner, click the Firefox menu (three horizontal stripes).
  3. In the menu go to Options, in the list on the left go to Privacy & Security.
  4. Scroll down to Permissions and then to Settings next to Notifications.
  5. Select the Flash Player Update URL from the list, and change the status to Block, save Firefox changes.

mac safari logoRemove Flash Player Update from Safari on Mac

  1. Open Safari. In the top left corner, click on Safari.
  2. Go to Preferences in the Safari menu, now open the Websites tab.
  3. In the left menu click on Notifications
  4. Find the Flash Player Update domain and select it, click the Deny button.