Video Player virus
Video Player (also known as Video Player virus, Video Player Toolbar, VideoPlayer) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and cross browser adware similar FLV Player that utilizes aggressive marketing tactics to infiltrate a computer system. Once installed, Video Player adware will gather user browsing data to serve targeted advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and other internet browsers.
Video Player adware may bundle with multiple browser add-ons and extensions that may have permission to read, collect, and modify user browsing data and browser settings. Information collected by this program and associated objects may include all browsing activities, bookmarks, history, and more. The information collected by potential Video Player malware is primarily used to serve “targeted” advertisements; However, collected user data may also be shared with third-parties and used for various marketing campaigns.
Potential Video Player malware is often referred to as the “Video Player virus” even though the program is not defined as a computer virus because the adware is known to be very destructive, create and modify browser and system settings, and because it primarily bundles with other unwanted programs, malware, and malicious threats that can cause further issues and will need to additionally be eradicated.
How to remove Video Player
This Video Player removal guide will help you completely remove the Video Player virus, Video Player Toolbar, other unwanted programs, additional malware, and get rid of Video Player ads on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
- Step 1: Scan your computer for malware
- Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings
- Step 3: Uninstall Video Player
- Step 4: Remove Video Player browser attachments
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Step 1: Scan your computer for malware
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2. 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.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.
4. Once Malwarebytes has been opened, if a scan or update has not automatically initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run 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 isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer after removal to completely remove detected files.
6. You can chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer provide a threat.
Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings
1. Install the free or full 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 Video Player using CCleaner, 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.
Step 3: Uninstall Video Player
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).
2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section (If you are using Windows 8 you will bypass the Control Panel).
3. In the list of installed programs, search for Video Player. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.
4. Restart your computer.
Step 4: Remove Video Player browser attachments
1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Video Player extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Video Player add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Video Player add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.