If you downloaded Uplayer from uplayer.us.com, you might have been offered to install suspicious browser extensions as well. Additionally, the application’s installer might also contain offers of doubtful software. Therefore, our specialists advise users to check their systems and see if they installed any threats. Sadly, Uplayer itself is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Applications fall into this category when they have unwanted qualities. In this case, the software shows irritating third-party advertising and some of the ads could promote unreliable programs. If you continue reading the article, you will learn why our researchers advise users to delete this potentially unwanted program. There will be step by step removal instructions at the end of the article too, if you want to see them first, just slide below the text.
First of all, we would like, to begin with, the application’s distribution. There is a download button on its official website. If you click this button while using Internet Explorer, you should get the installer right away. However, if you use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you should be offered to add a browser extension, although the Mozilla Firefox users might not get the installer unless they agree to add the suggested extension. The problem with these extensions is that they may change your browser preferences. For example, they could replace your homepage with a suspicious search engine that might show you modified results.
Users should be aware that the software offered during the installation might be untrustworthy too. The official web page says that while installing Uplayer, the setup wizard might suggest users to install FindWide, Groovorio, MyPcBackup, and so on. These applications are classified as a browser hijacker, adware, and a potentially unwanted program. If you installed any of the listed programs, we advise you to read about them on our website.
Another way to receive this potentially unwanted program is to get it from bundled installers. In this case, users often install such applications without realizing it. For instance, you may have downloaded some freeware that was bundled with Uplayer. It does not mean that the software was installed without your permission because the application must have been suggested to you on the setup wizard. If you rushed the installation process, you probably did not see any additional programs.
What’s more, the installer from the official site says that the software’s publisher is a company called Full Spectrum Interactive. As for the bundled installer, it might say that the program’s developer is Sonny Sun Interactive. Both of these publishers cannot be considered as reliable. Full Spectrum Interactive has released other potentially unwanted programs in the past. Talking about Sonny Sun Interactive, we found no information about it available on the Internet.
If you launch Uplayer, it should work like a normal media player. Unfortunately, besides videos, the potentially unwanted program might also show you ads that belong to the third party. The application’s End User License Agreement states that “The Advertising may include, without limitation, content, offers for products or services, data, links, articles, graphic or video messages, text, software, music, sound, graphics or other materials or services.” It is possible that the ads could also promote the same or similar unreliable software that could have been suggested on the installation wizard. In any case, since the application is doubtful we would advise you against any interaction with its provided third-party ads. There might be other possible risks too, and the software is just not worth to take any risks.
Lastly, the application might look completely different from its pictures that you may have seen on the official site. The Uplayer that users might get could look like a clone of another player known to users as VLC. Apparently, even some icons are identical to the ones you can see on the legitimate media player. At this point, you should ask yourself if it is smart to keep such a suspicious program on the system. If you do not like this idea, we would advise you to get rid of Uplayer. We have prepared manual removal instructions that you can see below the text, although it might be better to erase the program with an antimalware tool. Mainly, because users could have downloaded other threats while installing this potentially unwanted program. If you have, the antimalware tool will delete them too at the same time.
Remove Uplayer from system
Windows 8\Windows 10
Windows Vista\Windows 7
Erase the junk files