I have been receiving reports related to the adobe flash version on some of my devices in china, so far the FlashHelperService.exe has a malicious signature and want to know about it.
Is it necesary to have this file in order to run adobe flash player?
At which point did this exe installed along with the adobe?
Please download the Flash Player from https://www.flash.cn/ for China.
Yes, FlashHelperService.exe is a necessary component to run Flash Player in China. It's installed during the installation process. Can you please share more details about "FlashHelperService.exe has a malicious signature"
Thanks, I downloaded the installation package from the official site, and i found that it isn't optional through the installation.
Searching the hash of my alerts:
There is a report on Virus total about the file and the report shows the file as adware
Crowdstrike is constantly alerting on this file as well. Why exactly is Adobe distributing malware in their products??
I second that!
2144 is the official distribution partner for Flash Player in China. They are aware that the 2144 helper service is being erroneously flagged in various engines in VirusTotal (generally as AdWare, but classification is a vendor-specific choice), and are working to resolve that with the various vendors involved.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly for more information about the 2144 distribution available in China.
So all 21 (up from 14 last week) VirusTotal vendors are erroneously flagging your software as adware? And all you can offer is a contact of your Chinese distributor?
This is not the responsibility of the consumer to clean up your distributor's injection of malware in your own product.
Not only is FlashHelperService.exe a must-be-running service for Chinese flash player, also is it a bloody ad popper called FF新推荐 that loves giving people surprises. Flash users know full well why it gets flagged, and many of them are publicly questioning Adobe's business ethics. try do a quick search on baidu in Chinese.
the interesting thing is -I'm being sarcastic, recently somehow the ads managed to pop even with FlashHelperService disabled.
this is probably how your Chinese partner generates the revenue to pay for Adobe's flash license in China, but i for a user thinks it's a bad idea. since flash player is said to be insecure, help the Chinese end this dangerous addiction.
p. s. I'll still remember the good old days playing with flash