While doing our research on Zoom Player, we noticed that it could install Trojan.downloader, which is dangerous malware that can download other malicious programs to user’s computer. Under these circumstances, the software was classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Even though the player works as it is supposed to, you should not hesitate and delete it right away. That is if you want to protect your computer because the PUP could infect your PC with different Trojans, viruses, and other harmful malware. The removal guide is available at the end of the article. Plus, it would be a great idea to scan your system with antimalware software and check if there are other threats.
Some users may have downloaded the program from its official website, but it is not the only place to get it. The PUP should be spread with bundled installers too, so it is not a surprise if you downloaded the application without realizing it. Usually, bundled applications become visible in the installation wizard, but you can deselect them too. Unfortunately, many users do not read the terms or any other information given on the setup wizard. As a consequence, they install the main program together with other applications they do not need. If this is how Zoom Player entered your system, you should avoid suspicious file-sharing web pages because they tend to bundle their installers. It is best to download programs from official sites, but it is more important to read user reviews or check if the application was developed by a reliable company.
All things considered, the application looks rather risky and uncontrollable, so if you need a media player, it would be a good idea to search for a legitimate and reliable one. On the other hand, if you installed this PUP unknowingly, there are no reasons to keep it on your computer any longer. The removal guide below the text is for users who can handle the manual deletion. For starters, you will have to remove all the PUP’s created folders from your system and then move to Registry Editor. All the folders and Registry entries that you have to erase are listed in the instructions. Although it might be better to get rid of Zoom Player with an antimalware tool. Firstly, it would be a fast and easy way to delete it. Secondly, the antimalware tool would also take care of other possible threats that might have been on your computer before or were downloaded by this PUP.
Remove Zoom Player from your system
Delete Zoom Player registry entries