The message from PremiumVideoUpdates.com website is a scam. Please don’t treat it as a real necessity to update anything on your PC. This is the attempt of cyber frauds to implant even more stubborn adware into your computer. Beware of it! In this guide we will explain to you more about how tricky and yet dangerous this pop-up window is, and how to deal with it.
So, why are these PremiumVideoUpdates.com pop-ups dangerous? To be more specific, when we attempted to proceed with this update offer on our virtual computer (which we use for malware research and analysis), we were offered to download some sort of a Flash Player Pro, which additionally modified the search settings of our browser, changed the homepage of it, and, finally, brought a lot of other potentially unwanted and unsafe applications.
This is what the pop-up mentioned when we saw it:
Please Update Adobe Flash Player
Please Install Flash Player Pro To Continue (Required)
Top Video Sites Require The Latest Adobe Flash Player Update. Updating takes under a minute on broadband – no restart is required.
Accept and Install
We recommend you to stay away from clicking it on your PC. If you want to keep your PC clean, then do not trust these fake and absolutely not necessary Flash Player downloads. On the other hand, the very fact that you saw this PremiumVideoUpdates pop-up on your PC could be the sign of your system already infected with adware. So, our recommendation is that you scan your system with our recommended anti-malware program, remove all detected infections and reset your browser with its help.
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PremiumVideoUpdates pop-up detailed removal instructions
Step 1. Uninstalling suspicious adware from the Control Panel of your computer.
Instructions for Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems:
- Make sure that all your browsers infected with adware are shut down (closed).
- Click “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
- In Windows XP click “Add or remove programs“:
- In Windows Vista and 7 click “Uninstall a program“:
- Uninstall any suspicious adware. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista and 7 right-click the adware program with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“.
Instructions for Windows 8 operating system:
- Move the PC mouse towards the top right hot corner of Windows 8 screen, click “Search“:
- Type “Uninstall a program“, then click “Settings“:
- In the left menu that has come up select “Uninstall a program“:
- Uninstall any suspicious adware program. To do it, in Windows 8 right-click such adware program with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“.
Step 2. Removing adware from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.
In addition to removal of adware from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove this adware from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular adware and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.
Step 3. Scanning your computer with reliable and effective security software for removal of all adware remnants.
- Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware through the download button above.
- Install the program and scan your computer with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections associated with this adware.
- Important! It is also necessary that you reset your browsers with Plumbytes Anti-Malware after this particular adware removal. Shut down all your available browsers now.
- In Plumbytes Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you want to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Click “Reset browser settings” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your PC now.