This FLVPlayer removal guide will help you remove the FLVPlayer virus and uninstall FLVPlayer malware from Windows in order to get rid of unwanted pop-up advertisements and browser redirects on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
What is FLVPlayer?
FLV Player (FLVPlayer, HDFlashPlayer) is a free video player for Microsoft Windows and Mac Operating Systems. The program has many users and some find the media player safe, while others have many issues and mostly find it destructive.
Users often complain that potential FLV Player malware installed without consent and alongside unwanted programs like TheHDvid-Codec V10. This can be entirely true as the media player uses or allows affiliates to use very aggressive and misleading marketing tactics in order to infiltrate a computer system alongside additional items. Aggressive and misleading marketing tactics include pop-under advertisements, webpages that claim a media player must be installed to view a video or an update to your media player is needed, and websites that automatically download and/or install the software or the associated executable file once visited.
Many users have also complained that FLVPlayer is advertisement-supported and will display unwanted advertisements after install. This may be true because the media player is known to bundle with additional adware that may violate a user’s privacy in order to generate specif user targeted advertisements it feels the user is susceptible to click on.
Whether or not FLVPlayer is safe is for the user to decide. I have used it as a video player many years ago, but times have changed. The program as a standalone item is known to decrease computer and internet performance, speed, and functionality, and it may provide a threat due to the wide array of unwanted programs, malware, and other malicious traces that it associates with and bundles with during and after install. If potential FLVPlayer malware is installed, it is likely that other unwanted programs have also been introduced and will need to be removed as well.
Programs that potential FLV Player malware associates with can be very dangerous and destructive. Take Browser Champion for example. This item can change browser proxy settings, collect and change browser and system settings and data, as well as perform other unwanted activities.
How to remove FLVPlayer (Virus Removal)
- Automatic Removal Guide
- Manual Removal Guide
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1. Automatic Removal Guide
Use the instructions below to automatically remove FLVPlayer and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.
4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.
5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.
6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.
CCleaner by Piriform
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings, system startup up settings, and uninstall unwanted software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
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.
4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual Removal Guide
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall FLVPlayer adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to uninstall FLVPlayer
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for FLVPlayer and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions below to remove add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the unwanted add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the unwanted add-on, click on the item, and click the Remove button. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated programs through the Control Panel.