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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

ClearScreen Player

If you have installed ClearScreen Player willingly, then you probably have nothing to worry about, but if you have no idea how this application entered your computer, perhaps it is time to run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool. This application falls under the category of potentially unwanted programs. Such programs often manage to get installed on various computers without the users realizing that something went awry. To keep your computer and your personal information safe, it is strongly advised to remove ClearScreen Player following the instructions you can find right below this description.

It should be established that the application does not try to infect you with malware or steal your money. In fact, the program even has an official homepage, and you can access via clearscreenplayer.com. On top of that, you can also download the application from the site, so there is no way one could consider this program a malicious infection. How then, you might ask this program entered your computer because you certainly did not download it from the main site. Well, potentially unwanted applications have more than just one distribution method. In fact, it is far more often that they travel around in software packages.

Software packages are included in third-party installers that are available on various file-sharing websites. For example, you could have been looking for some other applications, and you did not even realize that the installer you downloaded contains additional programs as well. If you were to check every single step of the installation wizard, you most probably would be able to avoid installing ClearScreen Player, but the tendency is that users breeze through the setup without giving it a second thought. Consequently, unwanted and sometimes harmful applications end up being installed on the target computer, and then users have to deal with them on their own.

As far as the program’s functionality is concerned, ClearScreen Player seems to offer you quite a lot of services and functions. The official website says that this program is “based on one simple but brilliant idea: an enjoyable online video viewing experience – without the browser!” In other words, this application should help you watch online videos at YouTube, DailyMotion, Blinkx, Vimeo, and other sites without opening your browser. This means that the program would connect to the Internet itself and download the content for you without the need to open your web browser.

However, the problem with this application is that it may also come with commercial advertisements. When you install the application, you give your permission to periodically show you advertisements. This clause is included in the program’s EULA, so even if you do get exposed to unfamiliar content, you have to understand that you allowed the program to display such commercial ads. Any user would want to get rid of such ads as they impede the natural flow of computing experience. And to remove those ads, you need to terminate the program that distributes them.

Aside from being potentially annoying, you should also consider the possibility that ClearScreen Player might be exploited by cyber criminals for corrupted content distribution. Such applications do not review the third-party content that they promote, so if cyber criminals decide to make use of the program, they might as well embed their own outgoing links into the ads this program shows you.

And this is the most threatening thing about this application: If you happen to click any of the corrupted ads, you could be redirected to dangerous websites that distribute malware or steal your personal information. It is clear that you have to avoid that, so take all the precautions right away.

Check out the removal instructions below this article and uninstall ClearScreen Player without further ado. Luckily, deleting this program via Control Panel does not leave any leftover files, but you have to remember that the application must have arrived in a software bundle with other unwanted apps. Hence, run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner, and you will soon know which other programs must be terminated along with this PUP. If you encounter any difficulty while trying to protect your computer from harm, do not hesitate to contact us. Also, please leave us a feedback message to let us know how we can improve our site!

How to Remove ClearScreen Player

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Press Enter and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Highlight the application and click Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove the PUP.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall the application.
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