SkinnyPlayer should not be confused with the sticky band-aid size MP3 player, since it is an application you can download onto your computer. Although this media player seems legitimate, we have found a couple of issues surrounding it that made SkinnyPlayer a questionable product for us. That is why we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Unfortunately, it is also possible that you do not even know how this PUP got on your computer. Even if this media player cannot seriously harm your computer, it is important to be aware of the potential risks it may present to you by its simple presence. Only by understanding these can you effectively protect your PC from malware infections or even privacy breaches. We believe that your computer can only be fully safe if you remove SkinnyPlayer. But it is entirely up to you how you decide. Nevertheless, we advise you to read our full article to learn about the details.
This media player has a very simple or even primitive web page at skinnyplayer.org. But, at least the download button works, which cannot be said about every PUP, as well as certain malware infections. While it may even be considered as a positive “feature” in a weird way, once you install the official version, you will be disappointed to find out about the suspicious behavior it may show. Namely, this PUP may download malware infections and install them silently. These could be browser hijackers or adware applications. So, even if you download the official version, you cannot be safe. Chances are your computer is already under attack by these threats, which means you may be introduced to unreliable web content every time you launch your browsers. We think that this behavior should not be overlooked or neglected. As a matter of fact, you should delete SkinnyPlayer before you get exposed to such content.
As usual, the creators of this software do not believe in chance, so they try to deliver their product to as many users as possible. That is why they promote it via free software packages. You can imagine that there are millions of people in the world who search for and download free software each and every day. However, they do not always do so from reputable sources. A lot of users end up on shady file-sharing websites, which can increase the possibility of downloading infected bundles even accidentally. Clicking on the wrong button or ad is enough to allow a whole bunch of malware infections onto your machine. And, most commonly, that is how SkinnyPlayer gets there. Therefore, you may be facing several security issues at the same time. Deleting SkinnyPlayer will not sort out all your problems. For example, we also advise you to run a system scan by using a free online malware scanner.
If you have arrived at the same conclusion as we did, you must be ready to take action. We have good news for you: It is very easy to uninstall SkinnyPlayer. This PUP has an uninstaller, so you just need to find it in the list of installed programs in Control Panel and run it. If you have never done that before, please follow our guide below. Remember that you can do a lot for the protection of your PC if you choose the websites to visit more carefully. If you also stay away from clicking on third-party ads, you can prevent PUPs and malware infections from entering your computer. Of course, to be perfectly protected you should install a decent security tool.
Remove SkinnyPlayer from Windows
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7