What is Video Player Ads?
Video Player Ads is an adware application that gets installed on your browser together with Video Player plug-in. It is not a direct computer security threat, but user are advised against keeping Video Player Ads on their computer, because it could be exploited by malevolent third parties for malware distribution. You will be able to remove Video Player Ads when you get rid of Video Player plug-in, but at the same time you should also check your system for any other freeware applications that you have entered the system unawares. Your computer security should be your utmost priority.
Where do Video Player Ads come from?
According to computer security researchers, Video Player Ads does not have a home page, so the logical conclusion is that Video Player usually arrives bundled with freeware. Whenever you download programs from such third party file hosting pages as cNet, 4shared or Softpedia, you should read every installation step attentively, because usually users are informed about potential software associations with adware, especially as Video Player plug-in is not a malicious computer infection and it has nothing to hide.
Thus, you could say that users install these unwanted applications on their computers themselves. Luckily, you are able to remove unwanted apps from the PC whenever you want as well.
What do Video Player Ads do?
Since it is an adware application, Video Player Ads displays commercial pop-up ads when you visit affiliated websites. In order to provide you with advertisements that would be related to your likes and preferences, Video Player Ads needs to collect information on your web browsing habits – which websites you frequent, what you search for online and so on. This is performed with tracking cookies. Such information is often collected by the most popular search engines so the practice is not illegal. However, the problem is that Video Player Ads is highly vulnerable to third party exploitation, so if this personally non-identifiable information gets leaked to a third party, you could be exposed to a dangerous marketing scheme.
How to remove Video Player Ads?
Computer security experts recommend removing Video Player Ads, because in the long run constant exposure to pop-up ads with third party content may lead to malware infection. That is obviously not a definite outcome, but you should not take your chances.
Follow the instructions below to remove Video Player Ads from your computer and your browser manually. After manual removal, make use of SpyHunter free scanner to scan the system for other potentially unwanted applications. You may have installed more than one undesirable program onto your computer together with Video Player Ads.
Eventually, acquire a licensed computer security program that would safeguard your system against other potential threats in the future.
Uninstall Video Player Ads
- Slide mouse cursor across desktop to the bottom right corner.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Video Player.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Video Player.
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall Video Player.
Remove Video Player plug-in from browser
- Press Alt+T and select Manage add-ons.
- Right-click Video Player on Toolbars and Extensions and select Remove.
- Press Firefox button and click Add-ons.
- Disable and remove Video Player from Extensions. Restart browser.
- Press Alt+F and click Tools.
- Go to Extensions and remove Video Player from the list.
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