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Windows 7: Is there a way to block FLV player from popping up?

25 Jun 2014   #1
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 
Is there a way to block FLV player from popping up?

Is there a way to block FLV player from popping up? It pop up when you might visit a questionable but not illegal video playable website. Especially websites that have a lot of ads. I done all the malware test, so I am not infected. It strange that it only happens with firefox 30.0

I have mine uncheck. I wonder if background service has been comprised, remember Mozilla is open source.


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25 Jun 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

FLV is for flash video which is what most internet video is. What, exactly, do you mean it pops up?
You don't need it and likely came along with something you downloaded and installed. Remove it.
http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-flv-player.html
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25 Jun 2014   #3
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
FLV is for flash video which is what most internet video is. What, exactly, do you mean it pops up?
You don't need it and likely came along with something you downloaded and installed. Remove it.
Remove FLV Player, removal instructions
No, it is the pop-up to trick you to install the flv player, and I don't fall for that. It makes me wonder if those sites that have the flv player are legit, at the least the site maybe questionable. I even seen some site look like an official news site but still open a pop-up asking you to install the flv player.

I also have Microsoft security essentials.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Some items have be removed)
Scan Date: 6/25/2014
Logfile: report.txt
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.06.25.16
Rootkit Database: v2014.06.23.02
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 334588
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 38 sec
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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25 Jun 2014   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

MSE isn't much protection, just the bare minimum. I know what you mean now and the popup happen with some file host site, which are dodgy, and warez/hack site, maybe Pirate Bay if they are still up. They are built-in the website and activate with any click usually. Stay away from them or just dismiss the popup. We have had people get popups which can't be dismissed without a hard shut down and end up with some ransom ware or fake anti-virus.

Sure the sites may be legal but they aren't reputable at all.

Run an online scan with this to see what shakes out.

Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scanner from ESET
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25 Jun 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I don't believe any antivirus is enough now days,
I would strongly suggest picking up a life time license of mbam while they last
Latest Version of Malwarebytes

Real time protection of mbam will help any antivirus and is about the only thing everyone can agree on
Cheers.
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