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Kudos0

Adobe Installer For Flash Player Keeps Trying To Install

This popup continues to show up at random times...    Norton says it's unsafe and blocks it...   I'm running the latest version of Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge...   Flash is pre-installed on Windows...  so I don't need this...  Where does it come from and how do I stop it from continuously popping  up at random times...  and what is it.....   (Photos Included)

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Kudos0

Re: Adobe Installer For Flash Player Keeps Trying To Install

It looks like you have picked up a PUP, a Possibly Unwanted Program. While they are annoying, they do not cause damage to your system. Some people actually want the 'Features' offered by these programs. They are usually downloaded alongside a legitimate download when you do not uncheck the option for the additional download.

Norton products concentrate on malware that can damage your system, that is why some PUPs are not detected.

I would suggest a second opinion scan using the FREE version of Malwarebytes. You can find it here http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

Be sure you do not accept the offer of the free trial of the Premium version.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Installer For Flash Player Keeps Trying To Install

thanks...  Norton continues to block it when it attempts to  install....   Since Norton does not put it in quarantine I cannot remove it...   I did a complete system scan and Norton shows nothing at all in my system...   Thanks for your help...  

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Installer For Flash Player Keeps Trying To Install

Let us know if the Malwarebytes scan finds and fixes anything. 

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Adobe Installer For Flash Player Keeps Trying To Install

Installed the free version and it found nothing...  I'm clean as a whistle...   Not sure where that pop up is coming from..   I actually went to Adobe's site to look for any updates that didn't help... supposedly all of those updates are incorporated in  Windows updates...  Oh.. well..  

Kudos0

Re: Adobe Installer For Flash Player Keeps Trying To Install

Those popups are often delivered by malicious ads on a web site you are visiting.  Installing an ad blocker extension in your browser can help stop this kind of pop up.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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