What is SkinnyPlayer?
SkinnyPlayer is a potentially unwanted program that is associated with several computer security threats. Although the program itself does not pose any danger to your system, it may download more unwanted and potentially harmful applications on your computer. If you want to continue using this application, you should be very careful about what you click on, and what the application offers you. Please remove SkinnyPlayer to avoid potential security risks, and then scan your PC with a computer security tool of your choice. We believe that you have more than just one unwanted application on your system, and it is for the best to terminate all them at once.
Where does SkinnyPlayer come from?
As mentioned, this program is not a genuine computer infection. The truth is that you can download SkinnyPlayer from its official website with ease. Simply open skinnyplayer.org and click the green Download button. Nevertheless, that is not the only distribution source for this program. Most potentially unwanted programs are included in software packages that are promoted on third-party file sharing websites. For example, SkinnyPlayer may enter your system accidentally when you download some freeware app from a third-party website. It should be possible to deselect the application during the installation process, but we know quite well that users often fail to read every single step on the installation guide. Thus, the likes of SkinnyPlayer manage to enter computers worldwide even if users have never planned to have these applications.
What does SkinnyPlayer do?
SkinnyPlayer is promoted as a “light-weight” video player for the Windows operating system. This would mean that the player does not take much of your system resources. SkinnyPlayer is also supposed to be compatible with the most popular video formats, so the application should offer an alternative to other popular video players that may require quite a lot of system power.
Nevertheless, we would like to point out some disadvantageous features of this application that certainly cannot be ignored. For instance, when this application is up and running, it is known to connect to the Internet behind your back and download more software onto your PC. That would not be much of problem if the downloaded software were useful, but our research shows that SkinnyPlayer usually download BoBrowser, Oursurfing.com, and other potential system security threats.
The fact that SkinnyPlayer is associated with browser hijackers should be enough to convince you to get rid of this program. What’s more, if this application came bundled with freeware, you definitely need to terminate it as you can never be sure what other programs it may “draw” to your system.
How do I remove SkinnyPlayer?
Open Control Panel and uninstall SkinnyPlayer manually. This should not be too challenging, but, if you need any guidance, we provide general removal instructions below this description. What’s more, you should check whether you have any unfamiliar extensions on your browser, because they might be slowing down your internet browsing.
If you are not sure how to differentiate between reliable and potentially harmful applications, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner right now. You will get a list of unwanted programs immediately, and then you will just have to terminate them automatically.
Manual SkinnyPlayer Removal
Windows 10, Windows 8.1 & Windows 8
- Press Win+R and the Run command box will pop up.
- Type “Control Panel” and press Enter.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove SkinnyPlayer.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove SkinnyPlayer.
- Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall SkinnyPlayer.
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