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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Media Player Pop-Up Ads

If you have Media Player adware application installed on your computer, you will be spammed with Media Player Pop-Up Ads. The ads will be labelled as “Ads by Media Player” and they will be extremely intrusive – you will notice from three to five commercial advertisements per page. Do not be surprised if Media Player Pop-Up Ads open new tabs that redirect you to potentially malicious websites. It is necessary to remove Media Player Pop-Up Ads from your computer if you intend to protect the system from any potential harm.

The problem with Media Player Pop-Up Ads is that users often download and install the adware applications without even realizing it. Media Player installs as a plug-in on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and then each time you access the internet, it displays a series of commercial advertisements with potentially harmful content. For example:

Please install Media Player HD to continue (Required)
-Watch HD movies online
-Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
-Bug fixes and security enhancements

Although technically adware and Media Player Pop-Up Ads are not malicious computer infections, it presents you with unwanted advertisements, and that is a certain online threat. The main security issue related to Media Player Pop-Up Ads is the fact that this adware program does not review the content that is embedded into its ads. What is more, it is not even responsible for the content, because that is not covered in its Privacy Policy.

Therefore, if a malevolent third party embeds corrupted links into Media Player Pop-Up Ads, then the application will indirectly become a link in malware distribution network. Technically, the main objective of Media Player Pop-Up Ads is to generate financial revenue to its creator by displaying the pop-ups and making you click them. Thus, it does not care exactly what kind of content it promotes, and eventually you click the pop-ups on your own risk.

Removing Media Player Pop-Up Ads may not solve all your problems. Due to the fact that this adware application usually arrives bundled with freeware, you are bound to have other potentially dangerous programs installed as well. For example, Media Player is known to be bundled with YouTubeAddBlocker which is an adware application on its own. Hence, delete all the unwanted applications in a go and then scan your computer with a reliable antimalware scanner that will detect any remaining dangerous files.

We provide manual removal instructions for Media Player below. Once the program is removed via Control Panel, the extensions in your browser should disappear as well. In case you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment and we will reply as soon as possible. Always use the Internet safely and finally, to ensure that your computer is safeguarded against malware, invest in a licensed security tool.

Uninstall Media Player

Windows 8

  1. Slide your mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and then go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Media Player.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Media Player.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu button and go to Settings.
  2. Select Control Panel and double-click Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall Media Player.
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  1. Helly Feb 9, 2015

    It seems that Media Player isn't installed on my computer but it pops up wanting to be installed so how can I get rid of that popup please.

  2. Deb Jun 11, 2015

    I can't find Media Player anywhere in the control panel. I went to install/uninstall and still can't find it. Could it be under another name?

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