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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Air Media Player

If you think whether it is worth to install Air Media Player, we advise you to keep reading the article and learn more about this tool since the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. Our specialists tested it and noticed the software might change the computer’s proxy settings or connect to the Internet without any permission. It is possible the tool could act this way to be able to show the user third-party advertising content, although the real reason is still unknown. Another thing we noticed is that the application did not work as its description promises; thus, we do not think it is worth to keep the player on the system, especially when it acts in a suspicious manner. Provided you think the same; we encourage you to use the instructions located below the text and eliminate this potentially unwanted program.

To begin with, Air Media Player is considered as untrustworthy not only because of the unwanted qualities we listed above but also because of the way it might be distributed. Apparently, the application could be spread with irritating pop-up ads or bundled installers of other untrustworthy software. In such situations, we often advise users to check their system for other possible threats. As you see, the pop-ups promoting the potentially unwanted program could have been displayed by similar suspicious tools (e.g. adware), and if you received it from a bundled setup file, there might have been more doubtful suggestions in it. Therefore, it would be wise to invest a couple of minutes and check if there are no other questionable software on the system besides Air Media Player.

According to the application’s description provided on a website called, Air Media Player is a tool that allows the user to play videos just by dropping them onto the program’s window: “play entire folders, DVDs and subtitles with minimal effort and maximum enjoyment!” However, our researchers tested the player themselves as they tried to watch videos in probably the most popular AVI, MKV, and MP4 formats. Unfortunately, the application did not work during these tests, so it appears to be rather useless.

Moreover, as we said earlier, the potentially unwanted program might change the user’s proxy settings. We do not know why exactly the application does this, but given it is considered to be untrustworthy, there is a possibility it could be done for the wrong purpose, for example, to steal user’s sensitive data, display suspicious advertising content, and so on. It is difficult to say because we do not know to whom the software’s used proxy server belongs and what are they intentions.

Since there are more reliable media players to choose from we would advise you not to take any chances with Air Media Player, especially if it does not even do what it is supposed to, which is allowing you to play videos. During the installation, the application should create a few folders and Registry entries in different locations. If you wish to get rid of the tool manually, you will have to erase each folder and entry on your own, because Air Media Player leaves leftovers when it is uninstalled through Control Panel. Additionally, our specialists recommend resetting modified proxy settings as it is unknown whether the proxy server the program connect you to is safe. The whole process is fully explained in the instructions placed below, so feel free to check them if you need any help with these tasks.

Naturally, removing the potentially unwanted program manually may sound a bit too complicated. Luckily, you can use reliable antimalware software instead, if you do not feel so experienced. For starters, pick a reputable tool and complete its installation. Then start a full system scan and allow the tool to finish it. When the list of identified threats appear, you can either review them first or just click the deletion button and eliminate them at the same time.

Remove Air Media Player

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find the listed paths:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
  3. Search for folders titled as Air Media Player, right-click them separately and press Delete.
  4. Close the Explorer.
  5. Press Win+R.
  6. Type regedit and click OK.
  7. Locate the given paths separately:
  8. Find keys called Air Media Player, right-click them one by one and press Delete.
  9. Close the Registry Editor.
  10. Empty your Recycle Bin.

Restore Proxy settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Press ALT+X.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Select Connections and pick LAN settings.
  4. Uncheck a checkbox next to Use a proxy server for your LAN.
  5. Press OK until you close the Settings window.

Google Chrome

  1. Click ALT+F.
  2. Choose Settings and slide below.
  3. Select Show advanced settings.
  4. Find Network, click Change proxy settings and tap the LAN settings button.
  5. Deselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN option and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the menu icon (top-right corner).
  2. Choose Options and select Advanced.
  3. Click the Network tab.
  4. Find Connection and press Settings.
  5. Choose No proxy.
  6. Exit the Connection Settings window and press OK.
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