What is TinyMediaPlayer?

TinyMediaPlayer claims to be a video and audio player like no other with regard to hard disk usage, which is allegedly so “tiny” in its case, but, unfortunately, our malware researchers have categorized it as a PUP, i.e., a potentially unwanted program. While PUPs does not count as infections and they are not considered dangerous threats either, they can still show traits of unreliability. This PUP, for example, did not strike us as a decent media player for starters. But the fact that it may start showing annoying third-party advertisements is definitely not a good sign. Our overall verdict is that you are better off removing TinyMediaPlayer. For the details, please continue reading our report.test

Where does TinyMediaPlayer come from?

This PUP is available for download on its official website at tinymediaplayer.net; or should we say, there are a few download buttons to press, but all in vain. Unfortunately, all you get is an error message about a non-existent file called TinyMediaPlayer.exe – so much for being reliable. What can you expect from an application that you cannot download from its own website? And most importantly, how do you think the creators can make money out of an application that is not available? The answer is simple: They might use software bundling as a means of distribution.

That is a rather questionable method used by lots of schemers to infect users’ computers with malware since these bundles may also contain infections alongside legitimate software. Such infected bundles can be found on suspicious shareware and torrent websites. If you have downloaded freeware recently, it is possible that this PUP was in that package. That is why it is so important to make sure you are aware of all the components of a bundle you are about to install. Be attentive because installers may use misleading techniques to make sure that the whole package gets installed. In such a case, deleting TinyMediaPlayer will not solve all your issues since more dangerous threats may be challenging your Windows operating system already. If you do not address this problem in time, your computer might get exposed to cyber criminals.

What does TinyMediaPlayer do?

This PUP is supposed to be a media player with minimum disk usage; however, we do think it is rather bold even as a promotion to compare this app to Windows Media Player or the popular VLC Player on that front, as you can read on its website. What is even more worrisome is that this program can start showing you commercial advertisements that might be unreliable. Since this PUP may also collect information about your online activities, it is possible to see targeted ads sooner or later. Clicking on these ads might redirect you to unsafe websites.

How do I remove TinyMediaPlayer?

Fortunately, this is the icing on the TinyMediaPlayer “cake”; you can simply use its uninstaller in Control Panel to get rid of it. What could be any simpler? You can use our instructions below this article if you should not be familiar with the steps. We hope that you understand now why it is so important to always research the applications and tools you want to install on your computer not to end up with a PUP or worse. But even if you find a trustworthy program, you also need to make sure that the website you are planning to use for download is a reputable one. This way you can avoid a lot of trouble that might arise from not being careful.

TinyMediaPlayer Removal from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+X and access Programs and Features.
  2. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows button on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and press Remove.
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