What is Flashbeat?

FlashBeat is a potentially unwanted program and an adware that claims to be a rendering tool for graphics, text, and other interactive content in the browser. However after infiltration to browsers, the malware generates intrusive online advertising coupons, banners, in-text links.
In addition sometimes FlashBeat spies on user activity, especially on his site history. This is done for narrowing the ads themes, but there is always a possibility of sharing this data with third parties. It’s strongly recommended to remove FlashBeat and bring your browser back to its normal state.

Flashbeat ads

How Flashbeat gets on your PC?

FlashBeat is mainly distributed through deceptive methods such as bundling. In this method, FlashBeat is installed on computers of unsuspecting users without their consent. The application is offered as additional software during the installation of other program, so watchful users are able to decline it after seeing this information in a setup wizard. FlashBeat can also infiltrate the system when you open an attached to a spam email file after clicking on a link to a suspicious website.

How to remove Flashbeat from your computer?

To uninstall Flashbeat remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Flashbeat in their database. You can try to use them for removing Flashbeat.

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You can try both of these products to remove Flashbeat

Or uninstall Flashbeat manually.

Step 1: Remove Flashbeat from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Flashbeat.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Flashbeat and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Flashbeat, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Flashbeat and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Flashbeat from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Flashbeat from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Flashbeat.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Flashbeat.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Flashbeat.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Flashbeat:

Remove following registry entries:

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