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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


StackPlayer is a supposedly beneficial media player that we classify as a potentially unwanted program because it also works as an ad-injecting tool. When you download this PUP, you should be introduced to the License Agreement, which informs that “relevant contextual advertisements” will be shown to you by the app. Of course, most users simply check the box indicating that they “accept the terms in the License Agreement” without even looking at it, which is a big mistake. It is also possible that some users will download this program by mistake. For example, if it is bundled with a bunch of other attractive programs, you might simply fail to decline it. Now, if this program is installed illegally, without any acknowledgment, you might need to look at it as a threat. If you discover other uninvited programs on your PC, you need to delete them as well, but right now, let’s focus on the removal of StackPlayer.

The official download website representing StackPlayer is stack-player.com, but, as we have mentioned, it could come in software bundles. In either case, it is likely that this program will be introduced to you as the best, most useful media player you can find. For example, according to the information on the official website, this program can provide you with an enjoyable video viewing experienced without having to use a browser. While it might seem great to have a separate program that allows watching different online videos, it is not all that great. Sure, it allows you to skip the step of launching your web browser, but is that step big enough for you to download a suspicious program? The interface of the suspicious StackPlayer represents different video “channels” (YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and Blinkx), your playlist, and all of your video search queries. In general, there is nothing suspicious about this interface, and it is unlikely that it is dangerous to interact with it.

The biggest concern associated with StackPlayer is its ability to showcase advertisements. As mentioned in the License Agreement, this potentially unwanted program records your search keywords to provide you with the most relevant advertisements. Unfortunately, the parties responsible for these ads are unknown, which means that we do not know their intentions either. Sure, it is possible that some – if not most – advertisements shown to you will be harmless, but because there is a risk of interacting with potentially harmful, misleading ads, we cannot advise interacting with any of them. As stated in the Privacy Policy at stack-player.com/eula, the advertisements injected by this PUP will be branded, which should make it easier for you to evade them. Of course, if other advertising-supported programs were downloaded along with StackPlayer, you might need to evade their ads as well. In general, interacting with online ads is risky, and you need to be very careful at all times. Note that the creator of the PUP is unlikely to have anything to do with the content you might be exposed to via the ads shown.

If you do not want to encounter suspicious advertisements created by unknown parties, you might want to delete StackPlayer from your operating system. It is likely that most advertisements shown to you will be harmless; however, because there is a risk of possibly encountering misleading or unreliable, useless ads, we suggest that you think about the removal of the PUP. According to our research, you might be able to successfully uninstall the program via Control Panel, but we offer a different option. You can follow the instructions below to eliminate the components of the suspicious program from your PC. This method includes erasing folders and registry entries associated with this program, and if you do not feel comfortable performing these steps, stick to the uninstaller or, better yet, use an automated malware remover. Although StackPlayer is not considered a malicious infection, an up-to-date anti-malware tool will identify it as a potentially unwanted program.

StackPlayer Removal

  1. Launch Explorer by tapping Win+E keys simultaneously.
  2. Type %ProgramFiles(x86)% (or %ProgramFiles%) into the address bar at the top and tap Enter.
  3. Right-click and Delete the folder named StackPlayer.
  4. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% (or %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\) into the address bar.
  5. Repeat step 3.
  6. Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys simultaneously.
  7. Enter regedit.exe and click OK to launch the Registry Editor.
  8. Move to HKCU\Software\.
  9. Right-click and Delete the key named StackPlayer.
  10. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\.
  11. Repeat step 9.
  12. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\ and click FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION.
  13. Right-click and Delete the value named StackPlayer.exe.
  14. Move to HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  15. Right-click and Delete the value named StackPlayer.
  16. Move to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  17. Repeat step 15.
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  1. Jeanne Jarmuzek Jul 18, 2016

    Fantastic..Thank you...Was fustrated that I couldnt get rid of it.IThis helped..TYTYTY

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