Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Put IDP.GENERIC - FLASHPLAYERINSTALLER.EXE in Virus Chest - Can't Rest

1 Week Ago   #1
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Put IDP.GENERIC - FLASHPLAYERINSTALLER.EXE in Virus Chest - Can't Rest

A couple of days ago, my Avast (free) anti virus put up an alert about IDP.GENERIC - FLASHPLAYERINSTALLER.EXE may saying it may be infected and to put it in the virus chest.

Some research has suggested that this is a false positive. Is this true?

I tried restoring the F/Player EXE, but Avast would neither allow me to restore it or restore and add exception.

Today, my PC did some Windows updates. At the end, a pop up appeared from Acer, the manufacturer of my pc, telling me to install the latest version of Flash Player. This is the first time in several years of owning this pc that I have ever seen this pop up. Has it appeared because the F/Player exe is in the Virus Chest and would normally have allowed the latest F/Player version to install automatically.

How should I rectify this situation? I am grateful for any advice, and please note that I don't know a lot about PCs.




Attached Thumbnails
Put IDP.GENERIC - FLASHPLAYERINSTALLER.EXE in Virus Chest - Can't Rest-avast.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
1 Week Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You should only ever update flash from Adobe's site or windows update there are lots of malwares disguised as flash
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Week Ago   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You should only ever update flash from Adobe or windows update most others are malware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Put IDP.GENERIC - FLASHPLAYERINSTALLER.EXE in Virus Chest - Can't Rest




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
50% CPU, where's the rest gone?
I'm having a weird issue with Realtek driver on my Vaio. It looks sometimes it just uses the 100% of one of the cores in my dual core CPU. I can only detect it when I feel the slowness. And then I sort by CPU utilization in the task manager. One of the processes take 50%. It's really...
Sound & Audio
CPU's (Question)/Rest
What is the best CPU to have for a gaming pc, i know there isn't many but i don't know the difference between AMD and Intel , to be fair, don't think there really is one. On the other note, here is what i'm planning to work with, tell me if there's a problem with any components, can you check...
Hardware & Devices
Hamster Needs a Rest
So I have a customer that claims she had a random pop up on her computer. It was a picture of a hamster running in a wheel, and says "Your Hamster Needs a Rest". Anyone have any ideas if this is a virus, or a game, or something random? Thanks!
Software
How to format the rest of my HDD?
Hi, Installed Win 7 and partitioned 150mb for that install. I have 350mb left which I can't see. Just wondering how to track down this space, format it and use it? Probably really obvious, but I've spent time maucking around in Setup and looking on the forum pages here to no avail. Any...
Installation & Setup
OS on SSD & the rest on 1T HDD
Hey everyone....im running Win7 home premium on a 120 SSD. My intent was to use the SSD as the OS drive and put all the other stuff onto a 1T HDD I wanted to move my user files, temp files, and librarys ( my document, music, pictures etc....) i managed to manualy moved the library file...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22.
Twitter Facebook