The fake update Flash Player or Java pop-up ads are caused by an ad-supported extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, which is distributed through various monetization platforms during installation.This malicious browser extensions is typically added when you install another free software (video recording, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this adware program.If you click on the “Download”, “Run Update” or “Click to install now” button, instead of installing an update for Adobe Flash Player or Java, you’ll agree to download an adware or a malicious programs onto your computer.The fake update Flash Player or Java link may install on your computer potentially unwanted programs like: toolbars (Sweet-Page Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, Trovi Search), adware (Web Cake, Enhance Tronic, Coupon Buddy) or other forms of malware.
After restarting, the following window will display and you can start your scan for malware by clicking on the “Radar Symbol”.
When infected with this malicious program, other common symptoms include: You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this “Update Flash Player” or “Update Java” adware. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.
It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.
In a statement to The Verge, u Torrent's parent company Bit Torrent confirmed that the program was bundled, but disputed that it was happening without user consent.
"We have reviewed the issue closely and can confirm there is no silent install happening....
Users that don't notice the program may find significantly decreased performance as a result.