How to remove YeaPlayer (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove YeaPlayer (Virus Removal Guide)

YeaPlayer is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, that has been flagged by the internet security community for being deceptive and intrusive. YeaPlayer is a program that is known to violate a user’s privacy by gaining unauthorized access to the victim’s computer system in order to produce advertisements based off of internet browsing data, such as all browsing activities (like the stuff you search for online and input into online forms), bookmarks, and browser history.

YeaPlayer

What is YeaPlayer?

YeaPlayer is promoted as a HD media player that can be used to view downloaded media files. Similar unwanted programs include HiDefMediaPlayer and MixVideoPlayer.

Potential YeaPlayer malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari that usually say Ads by YeaPlayer, brought by YeaPlayer, or Powered by YeaPlayer on them. YeaPlayer ads are defined as ‘targeted’ advertisements because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

YeaPlayer adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove YeaPlayer if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

YeaPlayer and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. YeaPlayer is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that YeaPlayer adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • YeaPlayer bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • YeaPlayer is typically bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • YeaPlayer injects the webpages you view with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • YeaPlayer makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks that allow it to run every time Windows starts and enable itself if disabled by the user.

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How to remove YeaPlayer

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Step 1: Automatically remove YeaPlayer virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.

1-888-986-8411

2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for YeaPlayer

5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing YeaPlayer we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present.[/note]

Step 2: Manually remove YeaPlayer

How to uninstall YeaPlayer

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for YeaPlayer in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click YeaPlayer to uninstall it.

How to remove YeaPlayer add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the YeaPlayer extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the YeaPlayer add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the YeaPlayer extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

YeaPlayer virus removal tips
  • If you do not find YeaPlayer in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing YeaPlayer you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411