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Thread: "Flash Player Update" after updating Spybot?

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    Default "Flash Player Update" after updating Spybot?

    After updating today, I went to Immunize but there was nothing to immunize. Then I closed Spybot, and the Spybot Resident popped up a question about changing a registry setting and then I hit Allow at the same time I noticed it was a "Flash Player Update". I found this strange so I went to the registry and I find that:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
    Software\
    Microsoft\
    Windows\
    CurrentVersion\
    RunOnce\
    FlashPlayerUpdate

    is set to:

    C:\
    Program Files\
    Opera\
    Program\
    Plugins\
    NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe -p

    A quick Google search reveals that there exists malware related to NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe. I have not restarted my computer.

    Is this part of a legit Spybot update? Or is there something fishy?

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    The same thing happened on a second computer.

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    Arrow sounds ok to me....

    i got that to, but because windows defender detected it to be a known registry change, i allowed the registry change and restarted and it asked me to install the new version of flash player. u gotta be on the Internet when u click install. so ya, i think thats what u got there. could b wrong.
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