Install Flashplayer.exe

I use Excite as a search engine with Internet Explorer 10 and since yesterday whatever I search for results in a web page prompting to download Flash player. I am suspicious as the name of the file that is downloaded is "Install Flashplayer.exe" .
I have scanned it with Sophos and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and no malware was reported.
I don't get this problem if I use Bing as a search engine.
The properties of the file are reported as shown below, Is this likely to be a virus or malware ?
My PC is running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

So called Flashplayer install exe file properties
Roger AlcindorAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to and look for the Flash link. Update Flash. Current version is 17.0 for Windows 7 and below.

Once updated, you should not get Flash update warnings from legitimate sites and then ignore (do not use) sites that pop up because they could be sending you a virus.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
By the way and to my prior point, the file your screenshot points to is NOT Flash.

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Danny RobinsonIT Support ConsultantCommented:
You really need to run MalwareBytes and a Virus checker, if that is popping up.  You may have a number of Potentially unwanted applications lurking on there.
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Roger AlcindorAuthor Commented:
I did a full machine scan last night with MalwareBytes including root-kit checks and nothing was revealed except for two registry entries which were removed. I'm sure that something is in the system because just now when I went onto Experts Exchange with Firefox, a screen popped up saying that the address has been reported as being a fake address.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@alcindor  - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
Danny RobinsonIT Support ConsultantCommented:
Hi have you checked extensions within Firefox and other browsers. Also check %appdata% make sure no rogue folders exist also you need to check msconfig.msc for startup items.
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