TinyMediaPlayer does not indicate a hardly visible media player, but it claims to reduce hard disk usage to a minimum unlike any other; nevertheless, this application has exhibited certain questionable traits while being tested, so we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. The truth is that this media player may not even be fully functional, for example, its UI may lack a few parts, such as buttons. We are sure that if you know all there is to know about this PUP, you will be able to make up your mind and make the right decision. We certainly recommend that you remove TinyMediaPlayer from your PC because we do believe that your computer’s safety might be at stake. But let us explain why we think so.
If you search for a media player on the net, there is little chance that you will find tinymediaplayer.net, the official site. However, it is quite revealing if you take just one minute and google TinyMediaPlayer. The first results page will be full of articles about how and why you need to delete this PUP. Do you usually take your time to research the application you want to download and install? We hope that you see now why it is necessary. In a few minutes, practically, you can see if a program is worth downloading or not. If the application is questionable, why bother? You can always find a better, a cheaper one, or one that is free.
This media player has a free and a paid version. However, on its website you cannot download the free version because instead of an executable file you get a PHP error message in your face. Does that make you wonder about the reliability of this application? Since the developers can only keep it free because of third-party advertising, you can imagine that they do not just rely on the official website to distribute this questionable program. Most often PUPs can be found in freeware bundles together with malware infections. Even if no such sample may have been found yet, it is really a question of time. If you happen to install such a version though, you need to know that removing TinyMediaPlayer will not be enough if you want to restore the safety of your computer; you will have to eliminate all the related infections as well.
TinyMediaPlayer is supposed to be a video and audio player that can play most file formats, but we are sure you can find more decent players on the net. This PUP has another function that might pose a threat to your computer; it is capable of displaying third-party advertisements, including pop-ups, pop-unders, and in-text links. Clicking on these ads is not advisable unless you want to find yourself on a malicious website or being tricked into disclosing your personal details. Keeping this PUP on your computer can simply increase your vulnerability by potentially exposing you to unreliable content.
There is finally some good news for you if you decide to “cut the long story short” and get rid of TinyMediaPlayer once and for all. As a matter of fact, even an inexperienced computer user can do that since all you have to do is to find this unwanted application in the installed programs list and uninstall it via Control Panel. Should you need assistance, please use our guide below. If you want to make sure that there is no other infection threatening your operating system, we recommend running a malware scan. You can use a free online scanner to do that, but make sure you use a reliable one. If the scanner finds any threat, it may be time to consider proper protection for your PC.
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