FlashBeat Removal Guide

Do you know what FlashBeat is?

FlashBeat is an adware application that clearly wants to make an impression it can provide you with some useful function. Unfortunately, this program merely collects data on your web browsing habits and then makes use of that to target commercial ads at you. It would be for the best if you removed FlashBeat right now because adware programs often become tools in far bigger malware distribution schemes. You cannot afford to get infected with dangerous programs, so you need to nip the problem in the bud.

Our research lab team says that FlashBeat is identical to PicColor. Therefore, we can infer that FlashBeat is based on the Superfish engine, and this application does not have one direct distribution source. Here we would like to emphasize that adware apps are not malicious computer infections. It is true that they might prove to be dangerous (especially if they get exploited by cyber criminals), but it is a lot easier to remove FlashBeat than, say, a Trojan infection. The point is that users install adware apps on their systems willingly without even realizing it. Why is FlashBeat on your computer? The answer is simple – you must have visited some third-party sites that promote and distribute shareware.

We know that illegal downloading is rampant, and almost anyone have downloaded a program or a media file without the intention to pay for it at least once. Our advice is to be very careful when you visit torrent and other file sharing sites, because they are FULL of fake download buttons, and clicking them could lead to adware (and sometimes even malware!) installation. This is how FlashBeat enters your system too. It is very likely that the app comes bundled with additional programs that slow down your system performance and expose you to unreliable websites.

Unlike most of the adware apps, FlashBeat does not add any extensions or add-ons to your browser. It simply runs a service in the system background that allows it to track your web browsing history, update itself and display commercial ads. Your job is NOT to click the FlashBeat ads no matter what. Though this adware app does not try to infect you with malware, it also doesn’t care what kind of links are embedded into its ads. Thus, you need to prevent any potential threats from entering your system by deleting FlashBeat immediately.

Open Control Panel and uninstall FlashBeat manually. Afterwards, run a full system scan to make sure that your system is absolutely safe. You should also consider investing in a licensed antispyware tool that would secure your PC against potential threats.

How to remove FlashBeat

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Click Settings on the Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove FlashBeat.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove FlashBeat.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall FlashBeat.

In non-techie terms:

FlashBeat is an application that is not in any way useful. You should terminate this application at once because adware apps are often associated with multiple security threats. For any further questions regarding FlashBeat removal, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below.