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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

KeyPlayer

KeyPlayer is the newest version of an adware known as KeyDownload. An updated version of this dubious application is promoted as a media player that will allow you to watch virtually any type of video file smoothly. In reality, the promoted application is no different from any other media player on the market. Furthermore, it is well-known that KeyPlayer comes bundled with numerous unwanted applications that could turn out to be malicious. There are no beneficial features regarding KeyPlayer, and it could be quite harmful. Therefore, you are encouraged to remove KeyPlayer from your operating system without hesitation.

It is very likely that, once KeyPlayer gets onto your operating system, some other suspicious applications such as Blasteroids, KeepMySettingsX, Rockettab, or Yahoo! Toolbar might be installed on your system as well. Most of these applications are associated with dubious marketing strategies. Of course, you will be provided with quite a few third-party commercial adverts and annoying pop-ups while surfing the web.

But these annoying activities are not the worst thing regarding KeyPlayer. In some cases, pop-ups provided by this adware could be urging you to update your Flash player or Java. You have to be very careful if you come across a pop-up like that, as it is most likely a fake one. Both Java and Flash player are usually updated automatically. Unsuspecting users fall prey to such scams because installers of these fake updates are imitations of the real thing. By allowing the fake update to take place, you are probably allowing the installation of some possibly detrimental application to get onto your PC. If, unfortunately, you find KeyPlayer running on your system, you should avoid clicking on any adverts or pop-ups. You must remove KeyPlayer and possibly a few other applications to restore the regular functionality of your browser.

It is possible to download KeyPlayer from the official website. Sometimes it might be named KeyPlayr. But the research shows that this particular adware application could be distributed via bundled software. Beware of any dubious websites that promote freeware as such websites often provide installers that are filled with various suspicious applications. Furthermore, you should download your software only form official websites as it will lower the risk of getting your operating system infected.

You should carefully follow the KeyPlayer removal guide. Improperly executed removal could lead to some further system performance-related issues. Leftovers could turn out to be as detrimental as the application itself. After executing the removal, it is advisable to recheck your system for traces by using the provided list of files, folders, and registry entries associated with KeyPlayer. Moreover, you are encouraged to scan your system with a professional antimalware tool to make sure that the infection and that any other undesirable programs are removed.

How to remove KeyPlayer from your PC

Remove KeyPlayer from Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Now select Settings in the Charm bar.
  3. Then select Control Panel.
  4. Click Uninstall a program.
  5. Select KeyPlayer and click Uninstall.

Remove KeyPlayer from Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click the Windows button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click KeyPlayer to remove it.

Remove KeyPlayer from Windows XP

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Remove KeyPlayer.
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How to manually remove KeyPlayer

Files associated with KeyPlayer infection:

KeyDownload1-enabler.exe
KeyDownload.dll
keydownload-bg.exe
KeyDownload1-codedownloader.exe
guardnot.exe
NMHClient.exe
KeyDownload-chromeinstaller.exe
KeyDownload-enabler.exe
KeyDownload-codedownloader.exe
KeyDownload1-bho.dll
KeyDownloadhelper1.exe
KeyDownload-bho64.dll
KeyDownload-updater.exe
keyplayer.exe
start_svc.exe
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
KeyDownload1-updater.exe
KeyPlayerV0.exe
keydownload1-bg.exe
KeyDownload1-firefoxinstaller.exe
syscheck.exe
Extension64.dll
PrefHelper.exe
KeyDownload-bho.dll
KeyDownload-firefoxinstaller.exe
Extension32.dll
kdupdsrv.exe
KeyDownload1-chromeinstaller.exe
KeyDownload1-bho64.dll

KeyPlayer DLL's to remove:

KeyDownload-bho64.dll
Extension32.dll
Extension64.dll
KeyDownload.dll
KeyDownload1-bho64.dll
KeyDownload1-bho.dll
KeyDownload-bho.dll

KeyPlayer processes to kill:

keydownload-bg.exe
KeyDownload1-updater.exe
PrefHelper.exe
KeyPlayerV0.exe
keyplayer.exe
KeyDownload-codedownloader.exe
KeyDownload1-chromeinstaller.exe
KeyDownload1-enabler.exe
start_svc.exe
kdupdsrv.exe
KeyDownload-updater.exe
KeyDownload-enabler.exe
KeyDownload-chromeinstaller.exe
KeyDownload1-codedownloader.exe
KeyDownload-firefoxinstaller.exe
keydownload1-bg.exe
KeyDownload1-firefoxinstaller.exe
NMHClient.exe
syscheck.exe
KeyDownloadhelper1.exe
guardnot.exe
ExtensionUpdaterService.exe
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