How to remove Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI (Virus Removal Guide)
Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI is a legitimate program published by Adobe Systems Incorporated; However, if you find it on your computer without your knowledge it could be the result of a third-party software bundler, and third-party software bundlers are known to introduce multiple programs, including adware, hijackers, malware, and other potential threats to a computer system with or without user consent and knowledge.
Third-party adware and browser hijackers associated with Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI may generate intrusive pop-up and in-text ads in your web browser. The programs and objects may also change existing internet browser settings, including your homepage, default search engine, new tab settings, proxy settings, and browser shortcut. In return, this will cause affected internet browsers to start-up on and redirect to unwanted webpages.
Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI Removal Guide
Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI can be uninstalled manually from your computer and internet browser. We have provided several steps below the article to show you how remove Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI and other threats. However, if you have clicked on any random ads or have been redirected to suspicious websites, your system may have been exposed to malware and other threats. To make sure your PC is completely clean and your information is protected from cyber criminals, we recommend that you follow all the steps below.
Step 1: Uninstall Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI from Windows
Follow the instructions to uninstall Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer.
1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).
2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).
3. Search for Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and double click the program you want to remove to uninstall it. You can also select Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.
Step 2: Remove unwanted browser attachments
Follow the instructions to remove unwanted add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that may bundle with Adobe Flash Player 18 NPAPI from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find unwanted attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms, such as pop-up ads and browser redirects it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
Step 3: Remove malware and other theats with Malwarebytes
Follow the instructions to remove malware and other threats from your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.
Step 4: Remove left-over files with HitmanPro
Follow the instructions to remove left-over malicious and unwanted files with HitmanPro second-opinion software.
1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.
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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.
5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.
Step 5: Clean and repair your computer with CCleaner
Finally, follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.
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2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Finally, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.