Danger level 5
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

FLV Player

FLV Player is a video converter, which is regarded as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It is not a computer virus, but a program which is bundled with several well-known unwanted programs that may hijack the browser and make some other changes within the operating system. FLV Player can be installed alongside freeware, too. For example, if you have a security tool whose database contains the player in questions, you are bound to be informed about it. One of the programs which inform the users about FLV Player is SpyHunter – it detects the unwanted program as PUP.FLV Player.

We recommend that you remove FLV Player right now as it can install various harmful or insecure programs. For example, one of them is Babylon. If you do not read the installer of the application, you may miss the following options:

Make Babylon my default search engine.
Make Babylon my homepage and new tab.

If you agree with the terms and approve the installation of the Babylon Toolbar, your home page and search provider will be changed. Moreover, you will find that the startup page and new tabs contains display advertisements. Do not click those ads as they are created for driving more traffic to various websites.

Moreover, FLV Player also offers you Optimizer Pro. In fact, by clicking the “Next” button the user agrees to have the unwanted program installed. Optimizer Pro is regarded as a scam and you may have difficulties regarding its removal.

Another program that you will find promoted by the FLV Player is Webcake. It is a browser add-on which is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It generates various online deals available at online shops. Some malware researchers categorize the application as adware because of those coupons and ads. In any case, it is advisable to remove it from the PC in order to browse the Internet as usual.

If you do not want to cause the installation of the programs that are mentioned above, do not install the application. In case you have already installed FLV Player and want to remove it, you should implement a spyware removal tool in order to remove the player and the additional programs. Below you will find instructions on how to uninstall an unwanted program, but bear in mind that they may be insufficient, especially if you have installed the scareware. Various system settings have to be fixed, and the changes depend on the programs that are installed along with the player. Use the recommended spyware removal tool to restore the former settings and surf the Internet safely.

How to remove FLV Player

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove FLV Player (published by Somoto Ltd), Babylon Toolbar and other undesirable applications.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Remove FLV Player and other unwanted programs.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type control panel and press OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove FLV Player and the programs that have been installed alongside the player.

Having completed the removal of the potentially unwanted program, install SpyHunter. The recommended tool will fully remove the Babylon toolbar and other application that are difficult to remove manually.

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  1. Sergio X. Jun 28, 2014

    Thank you for the advise. I have just removed the FLV program and hope it will take care of the issues.

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