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Hi I need help. I have just downloaded the Avast free

by maureenthomas / December 18, 2011 8:05 AM PST

Anti virus. Doesnt seem to have made much diference as I keep getting Adobe flash player popping up in the middle of the screen every five seconds even though I keep pressing dont allow this program. Tried to upgrade but something went wrong. Any advice for a novice would be welcome.

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What is this pop up?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 8:12 AM PST

What does this pop up say? Full message please.

Avast would not stop that and neither would any anti-virus. The genuine Adobe Flash player is not a virus and I do not know of any fakes.

Mark

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As a novice, let's learn . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 18, 2011 10:40 AM PST

When reporting problems, the EXACT error message is necessary. Also the PC and operating system.

Adobe pops up what exact message? Pressing what, there is no keyboard key like that. Upgrade from what to what?

Adobe is a program that allows you to read Adobe documents. Popups "usually" mean it needs to be updated.

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You Can Disable the Auto-Update Or Uninstall Flash
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 11:20 AM PST

To disable the autoupdate in new versions of Flash, open the Control Panel, then click on the red "Flash Player" icon. Once there, click on the "Advanced" tab, then place a dot/tick in the box next to "Never check for updates"..

To uninstall Flash, do so from the Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs (Programs & Features in Vista/Win7).

Hope this helps.

Grif

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