PUP.Optional.2144FlashPlayer is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a potentially unwanted program by Partner 2144.
The Adobe Flash Player was distributed in China with the help of Partner 2144. Recently this distribution channel has started to install a service named “Flash Helper Service”. This service could be considered adware since it prompt advertisements.
Uninstalling or removing the Partner 2144 component may cause the Adobe Flash player from running.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.2144FlashPlayer by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.2144FlashPlayer without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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