Avoid dubious content pushed by therightwaytofindplayering.pro

Also Known As: therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

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What is therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro?

Therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro is a deceptive site, running a scam claiming that visitors' Adobe Flash Player is outdated and requires to be updated immediately. It pushes a fake Flash Player updater; such are commonly used to proliferate a variety of untrustworthy and even malicious content (e.g. trojans, ransomware and other malware). At the time of research, it was bundled with these untrustworthy applications: AnonymizerGadget version 4, CodecsSetup version 6.3., nproject version 1.3 and WebDiscover Browser 4.28.2. Most users do not access scam pages (e.g. therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro) intentionally, they get redirected by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already infiltrated into the system.

therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam

There are several variants of this scam run on therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro, though they are thematically identical. Visitors to the deceptive webpage are presented with several pop-up windows, which proclaim that their Adobe Flash Player is out-of-date and urges them to update it. The first pop-up is identical in scam variants run on both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It states that Flash Player should be updated as the current version is outdated. The aforementioned variant displays another window, which repeats the message but adds that these updates will only take a couple of seconds to install and require no restart following installation. The Firefox version goes into further detail, informing users that Adobe Flash Player is an essential browser plug-in, enabling them to view media like - audio, video, animation and play online games. Since the current version supposedly does not have the latest security update - it has been blocked. The scam opened in Chrome browsers, overlays its previous window with another pop-up, which also makes bogus claims concerning a lack of newest security updates for Flash. This exact pop-up is displayed in Firefox as well. Most of these pop-ups have buttons, which initiate the download of the illegitimate updates. It must be emphasized that installing them will not update Adobe Flash Player, instead users will inadvertently allow untrustworthy/malicious content onto their device (e.g. AnonymizerGadget version 4, CodecsSetup version 6.3., nproject version 1.3 and WebDiscover Browser 4.28.2). It is strongly advised to only update software with tools/functions, provided by legitimate developers. Downloading/Installing third party updaters (promoted by scam sites or obtained from other sources) - is highly likely to lead to a variety of serious issues.

PUAs force-open various deceptive/scam, untrustworthy/rogue, compromised and malicious websites. However, they can have other heinous abilities as well. Adware-type PUAs deliver intrusive ads, which diminish browsing quality, cause redirects to harmful webpages and can even download/install software without user consent/knowledge. PUAs classified as browser hijackers - modify browsers, limit/deny access to their settings and promote fake search engines. Users should note that these apps rarely appear suspicious and can infiltrate systems under the guise of "useful" products. However, their promised features are rarely operational. There is one ability that most PUAs, regardless of their type, share - and that is data-tracking. They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life details). The only purpose of unwanted applications is to generate revenue for their developers, at the expense of users (e.g. through misuse of the collected data). In summary, PUAs can lead to browser and system infiltrations/infections, financial losses, severe privacy issues and even identity theft. Due to such risks, it is recommended to remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Fake Claim Scam claims visitors' Adobe Flash Player is outdated.
Distributed Unwanted Apps AnonymizerGadget version 4, CodecsSetup version 6.3., nproject version 1.3, WebDiscover Browser 4.28.2
Detection Names (fake updater "VideoCodecSetup.exe")
Avast (Win32:AdwareX-gen [Adw]), BitDefender (Trojan.GenericKD.42264355), ESET-NOD32 (Win32/Adware.RK.AZ), Fortinet (Riskware/RK), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Fake error messages, fake system warnings, pop-up errors, hoax computer scan.
Distribution methods Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.
Damage Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.
Removal

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"Adobe Flash Player Was Not Found" and "Antivirus Update is prepared" are a couple examples of "fake software update" scams. This is not an uncommon scam model, however it is but one of many. Other popular models include: warnings that the system is at risk / infected (e.g. "Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!", "VIRAL ALARM OF MICROSOFT" etc.), fake prizes/awards (e.g. "Dear [ISP name] user, Congratulations!", "YOU ARE THE CHOSEN!" etc.), unbelievable offers (e.g. "Get the new iPhone 11 Pro", "Randomly selected to test the new iPhone" etc.) and many others. The only purpose of these schemes is to generate profit for their designers, via deceitfully pushing users into downloading/installing and/or purchasing untrustworthy/malicious content, revealing their personal information (e.g. identity, banking, credit card details, etc.), calling expensive and fake technical support numbers, making monetary transactions (e.g. fake fees, payments, etc.) and so on.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PUAs spread via download/install setups of other software. This false marketing technique of pre-packing regular products with unwanted or malicious programs is called "bundling". Rushed download and installation processes (e.g. skipped steps and sections, etc.) - increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content onto the system. Some PUAs have "official" promotional webpages, from which they can be downloaded. Intrusive advertisements also proliferate these applications. Once clicked on, they can execute scripts designed to stealthily download/install PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to research products, prior to download/installation and/or purchase. All downloads should be done from official and verified sources only. P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), free file-hosting sites and other third party downloaders - are considered to be untrustworthy; hence, they are advised against use. When downloading/installing, users should read terms, study all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, functions and so on. Intrusive ads look ordinary and innocuous, however they redirect to questionable pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). In case of encounters with adverts/redirects of this kind, users should inspect the device and remove all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins without delay. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Text presented in the initial pop-up window:

Adobe Flash Player recommends: Update the latest version of Flash Player. Your current Adobe Flash Player version is out of date.
OK

Screenshot of the second pop-up displayed:

therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam second pop-up

Text presented in this page:

Software update
"Adobe Flash Player" is out of date
The version of "Adobe Flash Player" on your system does not include the latest security updates and has been blocked.
Updating takes a few seconds and no restart needed after installation.
Update Download Flash...

Screenshot of the pop-up overlaying the previous one:

therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam pop-up overlaying the previous one

Text presented in this pop-up:

"Adobe Flash Player" is out-of-date
The version of this plug-in on your computer doesn't include the latest security updates. Flash cannot be used until you download an update from Adobe.
Update Download Flash...

The appearance of therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam on Google Chrome (GIF):

therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam gif Chrome

The appearance of therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam on Mozilla Firefox (GIF):

therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam Firefox variant gif

Screenshot of the fake updater installation setup:

therightwaytofindplayering[.]pro scam fake updates installer

Instant automatic removal of therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

PUAs uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the therightwaytofindplayering.pro pop-up, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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