How to remove MediaPlayerRS (Virus Removal Guide)
MediaPlayerRS is freeware and a very questionable media player alike so many others. MediaPlayerRS and similar media players are commonly detected as adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) by the most reputable computer security vendors because they are known to be extremely intrusive and deceptive. Once a computer is infected with MediaPlayerRS adware internet users will become bombarded by pop-up ads that might say something along the lines of “Ads by MediaPlayerRS” on them.
If you see ads by MediaPlayerRS while browsing the web, your computer is infected with malware. But that’s not all. This adware is also known to cause and relate to other serious issues and raises many threatening concerns.
The ‘MediaPlayerRS virus’ 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. Unwanted targeted advertisements are a serious concern because in order to create ‘targeted’ advertisements MediaPlayerRS adware will need to access and gather user browsing data and change 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.
The MediaPlayerRS program is very deceptive because it is often promoted through questionable and unethical advertisements. Advertisements that promote this program may claim that a computer system, internet browser, or media player needs to be updated or downloaded. This often trick the unsuspecting internet user into installing this deceptive adware.
MediaPlayerRS 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.
Even though the MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS and malicious files that it may bundle with.
How did MediaPlayerRS get on my computer?
MediaPlayerRS and the unwanted programs that it bundles with are usually always contracted without the consent or knowledge of the computer user. The adware is used to promote free downloadable content from a variety of locations on the web; therefor it bundles with multiple objects. Free downloadable content that this adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, torrents, and more.
Users who wish to consciously and manually install freeware may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install MediaPlayerRS 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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- MediaPlayerRS can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
- MediaPlayerRS can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
- MediaPlayerRS bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- MediaPlayerRS is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as Cnet (download.com), Softonic, and others.
- MediaPlayerRS injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
- MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS (Removal Guide)
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- Step 1: Remove MediaPlayerRS extensions
- Step 2: Uninstall MediaPlayerRS from Windows
- Step 3: Remove MediaPlayerRS virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner by Piriform
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Step 1: Remove MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
Step 2: Uninstall MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS 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 MediaPlayerRS 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.