How to remove the flashplayer virus

Most antivirus programs identify flashplayer.exe as malware—e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Spy.Win32.SpyEyes.ibc, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Remhead.

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Flashplayer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with flashplayer
Flashplayer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Lop Held Dora appears to belong to software Lop by Lop Rebel.

Description: Flashplayer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Flashplayer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 632,832 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. File is hidden. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. flashplayer.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous.

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If flashplayer.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 24,064 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows system file. flashplayer.exe appears to be a compressed file.

If flashplayer.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The flashplayer.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the flashplayer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving flashplayer issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active flashplayer process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the flashplayer.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

flashplayer.exe [all]