VMC Media Player removal instructions
What is VMC Media Player?
VMC Media Player is a rogue application claiming to allow users to play various audio and video formats. Initially, this app may appear legitimate and useful, however, VMC Media Player is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This application infiltrates systems without users' permission, displays fake Windows errors, and records various information relating to Internet browsing activity.
After stealth system infiltration, VMC Media Player displays a variety of error messages claiming that the system is infected with high-risk malware. These messages encourage users to contact a certain "technical support group" via a telephone number provided. The appearance of these messages is similar to genuine Windows errors, therefore, may seem legitimate. Be aware, however, that these "technicians" often ask victims to make payments in exchange for help that is not actually needed - there are no viruses . These people are scammers, and warnings regarding infection are merely attempts to trick users into calling them. In addition, VMC Media Player gathers various information relating to Internet browsing activity including IP addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, etc. This information may seem significant, however, it might contain private details that are misused to generate revenue. The presence of a data-tracking application on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to ignore all error messages and eliminate VMC Media layer immediately.
VMC Media Player is similar to hundreds of other adware-type applications also offering a variety of 'valuable functions'. BrowsingGuard, QkSee, OtherSearch - these are just some examples from many. Be aware that the only purpose of apps such as VMC Media Player is to generate revenue for the developers - they are often useless for regular users. Rather than providing the functionality promised, these apps waste computer resources, record personally identifiable information, deliver intrusive online advertisements, and cause unwanted browser redirects.
How did VMC Media Player install on my computer?
This PUP is distributed using an official download website and a deceptive software marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software). Developers hide PUPs within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download or installation processes. Skipping this section can lead to inadvertent installation of bogus programs such as VMC Media Player. The more developers promote this application, the more revenue they generate. Thus, they never disclose these installations properly.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of apps such as VMC Media Player can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software - select the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and closely analyze each step. Secondly, cancel all additionally-included applications and decline all offers to download/install them.
Screenshot of a fake Windows error message displayed by VMC Media Player:
Text presented within this error message (please do not call any telephone numbers listed - it is a scam):
A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer,
If this screen appears again, follow these steps: or CONTACT US +1(866)933-5430 Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Start Windows normally to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Start Windows normally.
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*** Registry error: 0x00D1 (0x00C,0x002,0x00,0xF86B5A89)
*** gv3.sys - Address F86B5A89 base at F86B5000, DateStamp 3dd9919eb
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
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- What is VMC Media Player?
- STEP 1. Uninstall VMC Media Player application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted add-ons from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
VMC Media Player adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "VMC Media Player", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes VMC Media Player ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove VMC Media Player adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, VMC Media Player did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the vmc media player scam, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the vmc media player scam, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with vmc media player scam removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the vmc media player scam, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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