1Player is promoted as a free media utility or video player. However, Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs will detect it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware because it is known to be deceptive and intrusive. Alike other ‘free’ media players, such as SweetPlayer, 1Player adware can get onto a computer system with or without user consent, access and track user browsing data, and use the data to serve pop-up and targeted advertisements to the internet user. Advertisements displayed by this program might say something similar to “Ads by 1Player” on them.
The ‘1Player virus’ (as it’s sometimes called) is intrusive because it injects the webpages internet users visit with targeted advertisements in the form of banners, pop-under webpages, and underlined in-text hyper link ads. Furthermore, this adware will also generate sponsored search results and suggestions. Targeted advertisements are a major concern because in order to create ‘targeted’ advertisements and sponsored search results 1Player adware will need to obtain access to and gather user browsing data. It will also need to modify current browser settings. Information this adware observes includes all data on the websites you visit and all browsing activities, such as information submitted into online forms (online searches, email addresses, telephone numbers, etc.), bookmarks, and browser history. This information together will allow the adware and programs that it bundles with to generate advertisements that target internet users based off their current and past online habits.
1Player adware also bundles with other unwanted programs, browser extensions, malware, and malicious threats. This adware and the programs that it bundles with schedule new tasks and change existing system start-up settings in order to run every time Windows starts and remain enabled. Programs and browser attachments that may arrive with this adware infection can also cause additional issues for computer and internet users not relating to pop-up advertisements including browser redirects.
Even though the 1Player virus is not technically defined as a computer virus the unwanted program is still a threat or the sign of a serious computer infection. Since 1Player is known to download and install alongside third-party malware, malicious files, and additional potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), including browser hijackers like Jogostempo.com, it will be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions in order to stop all unwanted activities from occurring. Apart from manually eradicating the program and others that it bundles with, files may remain undetected to the average computer user. That is why the professional internet security community recommends to use a reputable anti-malware product to remove 1Player and malicious files that it may bundle with.
How did 1Player get on my computer?
1Player adware and the unwanted programs that it is known to bundle with are usually contracted without the consent or knowledge of the computer user or computer owner. The adware is used to monetize free downloadable content and services from a variety of locations on the web; therefor the adware bundles with multiple objects. Free downloadable content that this adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, torrents, and other objects.
Users who wish to consciously and manually install freeware may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install 1Player adware and other objects alongside the freeware during the installation and setup process; However, the user request to decline the adware from installing is often ignored by the program or presented in a deceptive manner and the adware will install anyways.
This program and objects that it bundles with can also be promoted and contracted through questionable advertisements. These advertisements are usually dishonest, misleading, and can cause the program to automatically download and install once they’re clicked on.
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- 1Player can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
- 1Player can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
- 1Player bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- 1Player is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as Cnet (download.com), Softonic, and others.
- 1Player injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
- 1Player makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.
How to remove 1Player (Removal Guide)
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- Step 1: Remove 1Player extensions
- Step 2: Uninstall 1Player from Windows
- Step 3: Remove 1Player virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner by Piriform
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Step 1: Remove 1Player extensions
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1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the 1Player extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. Search for the 1Player add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.
1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.
2. Find the 1Player extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
Step 2: Uninstall 1Player from Windows
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.
3. Search for 1Player and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. If you can not find this program in the list of installed program please see steps 3 and 4 below.
Step 3: Remove 1Player virus with Malwarebytes
1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.
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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.
3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.
4. When the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.
Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.
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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.