How to remove the Flashy virus

Most antivirus programs identify Flashy.exe as malware—for instance Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Glupzy.A, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Disabler.i.

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Flashy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Flashy
Flashy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The Flashy.exe process does provide any valid information about its producer.

Description: Flashy.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Flashy.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 21,185 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 69,120 bytes. 
There is no file information. The Flashy.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Flashy.exe related errors

Important: You should check the Flashy.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.


User Comments

  Jordan   (further information)
Flashy creates its own folder then hides all your files, it disables the folder options thus fooling newbies that their files is gone. ^^
  Ron   (further information)
I just removed it from my computer...No software or spyware needed..

Summary: Average user rating of Flashy.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think Flashy.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Flashy issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Flashy process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Flashy.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

Flashy.exe [all]