HD Media Player
HD Media Player is a media player for the Microsoft operating system that is recognized as adware. HD Media Player utilizes deceptive marketing tactics, bundles with unwanted programs, adware, and malware, and causes complications for computer users. Threats that HD Media Player introduces to a computer it infects will serve pop-up advertisements, in-text advertisements, pop-under advertisements, and replace existing internet browser settings which causes affected browsers to start-up on and redirect to sponsored webpages.
HD Media Player may enter your computer and attach add-ons and extensions to your browser without your knowledge and consent. In some cases, HD Media Player will be included as a custom installation for third-party products such as freeware, download managers, and torrent files. The program and others will automatically download in the background once a third-party object has been introduced to your computer.
If you find HD Media Player adware installed on your computer you should remove it immediately and scan your computer with reputable software to locate any additional threats that may be present on your machine.
|Name||HD Media Player, HD Media Player virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus|
|Common Paths||C:\Program Files (x86)
|Symptoms||Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
|Commonly Bundled Software||Royal Raid, Search Quick Know, Yontoo|
|Detection Categories||Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Quick Detection & Removal Tool||Click Here To Download Malwarebytes|
How to remove HD Media Player (Virus Removal Guide)
This HD Media Player removal guide will remove HD Media Player, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.
- Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
- Scan your computer with HitmanPro
- Uninstall HD Media Player and unwanted programs
- Remove HD Media Player extension
- Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.
2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.
3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.
4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.
2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.
2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.
3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.
4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.
5. Click the Reboot button.
3. Uninstall HD Media Player and unwanted programs
The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall HD Media Player and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”
3. Search for HD Media Player Supporting Application in the list and double click it.
4. Once you have uninstalled HD Media Player Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.
4. Remove HD Media Player extension
The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the HD Media Player extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the HD Media Player add-on and click Remove.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.
2. Search for the HD Media Player add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the HD Media Player extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner
The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.