What is QuickVideoPlayer?

In today’s world where even grandmothers watch videos on their computers, QuickVideoPlayer may seem like a good choice for those who are not familiar with the media player market. The sad truth is that this application does not really deliver what it promises. Instead, it displays certain behaviors due to which our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com have categorized this player as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Understanding the potential problems this PUP might mean to you or your system could be essential with regard to your system’s integrity and safety. That is why we share what we have found out about this PUP in our internal lab. Please read our article to understand why we advise you to delete QuickVideoPlayer from your computer.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does QuickVideoPlayer come from?

This application is available for download from its website, quickvideoplayer.com. The site is quite nice and tasteful. But the cold shower starts the moment you press the Free Download button. Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox block the downloading executable file as malicious software or spyware. Only Internet Explorer lets you actually download it. This is a rather suspicious behavior with regard to a media player and could make you want to remove it right away. If you have not installed QuickVideoPlayer yourself, it might have entered your system in a freeware bundle. These software packages have their own risks as some may contain malware infections. Therefore, users are asked to be careful when installing such bundles and when visiting file-sharing websites, not to end up with a number of infections on their computers. Although this PUP is mainly spread through its website, it is worth checking for infections by running a reliable online scanner to make sure your system is free of threats.

What does QuickVideoPlayer do?

QuickVideoPlayer claims to be a media player that enables you “to create the ultimate playlist.” You can watch either online and offline videos, listen to music, and all this with an application that has “sleek design and intuitive interface.” Well, to be honest this latter description may be a bit far-fetched. However, obviously, it is not the design that is the real downside of this program. Once you start installing it, the built-in security tool of your Windows operating system, Windows Defender warns you in a pop-up that it has detected malware. This is not good news again and does not help the program, either, to regain some credit. As a matter of fact, this software may also fail to play media files, which is its main function, by the way. What’s more, it can display pop-up advertisements from time to time, both in its own pseudo-browser and in your default browser as well. All in all, you would be better off downloading a decent media player instead of this one. There are lots of free and reputable applications. It is worth doing your research though, before you download any software or freeware, and only download the chosen one from a reliable source or the official website if you want to avoid freeware bundles.

How do I remove QuickVideoPlayer?

Although this PUP has an uninstaller and can be removed via Control Panel, it is also possible that it leaves certain leftovers. You can try to uninstall it manually using our guide below, but you had better run a full system scan afterwards. If the scan returns with its report, you will know what other files or threats you need to deal with to restore the safety of your computer. But we do not recommend going after those manually. That would be challenging even for an experienced computer user. If you are concerned about your computer’s security, you might want to consider installing a reliable antimalware application that will address all the issues that are present on your system and eliminate them all.

QuickVideoPlayer Removal Guide

Windows XP

  1. Press Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the unwanted program and click Remove.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Press Win+R and type in Control Panel. Click OK.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the unwanted program and click Uninstall.

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
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