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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Br Media Player

It is high time we talk about another potentially unwanted program, called Br Media Player. Now, this application is promoted as a media player, but it does nothing a media player should do, which is play music and video. Our researchers suggest that you remove this program not only because it does not work as it should, but also because it will display fictitious alerts and will collect information about you. The application has nothing of value to offer to the end-user, and, because of this, you should not install it, and get rid of it if you already have it.

Before we start analyzing how Br Media Player works, we should take a few moments to find out how it is distributed. Currently, there is no information regarding the program’s developers, since there is no information about them on the program’s website, nor has the application been digitally signed by anyone. The player’s website, called Brmediaplayer.com, does not feature a download of the program. The website may seem to be down, but actually it is a server for the application. The website has a Privacy Policy sub page where it is stated that “This website may use Cookies, Web Beacons, and/or other similar types of monitoring technologies.” As always, these technologies are used to deliver advertisements that may be of interest to the user. The website has a “Search for Ads” function that acts as a kind of search engine. If you use it you will be redirected to a website, called Webcrawler.com.

We assume that Br Media Player is distributed using software bundles. To date, we have not found any examples of its being bundled with any specific application, but the fact that it is not distributed via its website has led us to the conclusion that software bundling is the program’s most likely means of dissemination. If this is the case, then you should be able to avoid installing it by choosing custom installation settings and unchecking the appropriate checkbox, provided that you have downloaded the bundle from a somewhat legitimate freeware distributor, such as Softpedia.com.

Allegedly, the application is a video/music player and converter, but it neither plays nor converts anything. Our analysis has shown that Br Media Player will display a fictitious driver, virus, or update alert. If you click “Fix Problems” or “Download Drivers,” you may download malicious software that is undoubtedly harmful to your computer. We are of the opinion that you should not risk your computer’s security and possibly your own personal security.

As mentioned, Br Media Player can collect information about you, and we have no doubt that it does. Now, the application does not collect personal information such as email addresses, real names, phone numbers, and so on. But it does, however, collect non-personal information, such as your browsing history, search queries, IP address, approximate geographical location, and so on. It is not clear why this information is collected, because Br Media Player does not display commercial advertisements on its own. It may be that the collected information is stored and then sold to third-parties, but the Privacy Policy does not indicate that.

In any case, we think that Br Media Player is unreliable. The fact that your computer might become infected with malicious applications is one of the reasons why you might want to delete this player. Obviously, you will not be able to play any media on it, because it does not even have a user interface. Information gathering is another problem that makes Br Media Player inherently unreliable. So, if you want to remove this application, we invite you to make use of our manual removal guide.

Remove Br Media Player from the PC

Windows 8/8.1

  1. Tap Windows key+R.
  2. Type Control Panel in the dialog box and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Locate Br Media Player and click the Uninstall button.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Click the Start menu button and open the Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs and open Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Br Media Player and click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start menu button and open the Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the program and click the Remove button.
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