11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2012 7:33 PM by Runelaron RSS

    Does anyone have a fix to the Flash Player Trojan problem?

    John4852

      Hi, in the past two weeks three of my netbooks/laptops have become infected.  I got the popup on my Acer netbook telling me to update Flash Player and it was all downhill from there.  I uninstalled Flash Player but was still getting the update popup.  Thus far I have run: Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, Microsoft Security Essentials and  Norton Anti-Virus. The only things found were a couple of tracking cookies and a new Task added to run the Flash Player update prompt every hour.  When I deleted that I stopped receiving the popups.

       

      After several (many) attempts I finally installed AVG.  It did find a Trojan and removed it.  I thought that had resolved the problem but now when my netbook times out I get a  blue screen prompting me to upgrade to the latest version of...you guesssed it....Flash Player.

       

      Does anyone have a solution or suggestions for this problem.  Is this the same problem that was around in 2010?

       

      Thanks,

      John