You are probably wondering why you have SysPlayer on your computer when you do not remember having installed this application. The point is that this media player is a potentially unwanted program that usually enters target computers when users expect it the least. It is very likely that you installed SysPlayer accidentally along with some other application you had been looking for. It is strongly recommended that you remove SysPlayer from your system as soon as possible, especially if the application is undesirable. This program has several problematic features we will discuss further in the article, and we hope that that will convince you that this player should not be taken lightly.
To put it simply, SysPlayer is very far from a dangerous computer infection. It is, in fact, a media player, and it employs a legitimate distribution method. You can easily download it from sysplayer.com. When a program has an official homepage and it does not try to sneak into your computer uninvited, we surely cannot call it a dangerous threat, can we? However, should you be wary of SysPlayer? According to our research, the setup file of this application is often categorized as potentially malicious by a number of antivirus programs out there. For example, it has been considered to be a Trojan Downloader, an adware application, a CrossRider program, a downloader agent, and so on. This shows that SysPlayer could be vulnerable to third-party exploitation, consequently putting your computer at risk.
It might be hard to believe at first, especially if you have visited the official website before. The main website says that SysPlayer “is an extremely lightweight FREE Media Player with built-in codecs, which supports most popular video and audio formats, as well as DVD, audio CD, Webcams and other devices.” Then it goes on to say that this player is “absolutely FREE to download and use and it’s also free of any virus or malware.” Have you noticed how often the word “free” is mentioned? There is definitely a catch to it because nothing comes free these days. Yes, you can install and use SysPlayer for free, but in order to make up for its development cost, the player is BOUND to display third-party advertisements.
That would not be surprising, especially considering the fact that the setup file for SysPlayer has been identified as adware by several antivirus programs. Thus, it is very likely that this program can, to some extent, track your online activity so it could display customized advertisements whenever you launch the application. This is where the alarm bells should ring, because how can you know that the ads displayed by SysPlayer are safe? There is no way to check that, especially when the program itself does not review the third-party content.
Thus, SysPlayer ends up being used as a tool for third-party promotion, and, if it gets exploited by cyber criminals, you cannot rule out the possibility that this could lead to a malware infection as well! Therefore, you have to delete SysPlayer from your computer via Control Panel, and then scan your system with a security application of your choice. You have to make sure that your PC is absolutely safe. Also, to avoid similar intruders in the future, please stay away from unfamiliar websites and pages that share freeware.
How to Remove SysPlayer
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7