What kind of application is Pop Out Player?
Pop Out Player is described as an extension that provides simple ways to open any YouTube video or playlist in a configurable "popout" window that can be freely sized and positioned. Our team has tested this app and learned that it barely provides any value and generates annoying advertisements. Thus, we classified Pop Out Player as adware.
Pop Out Player in detail
Adware can show advertisements promoting various scam websites, shady applications, phishing pages, and even malicious sites. Moreover, ads displayed by an app like Pop Out Player can be designed to run certain scripts to download or even install unwanted software. Thus, we strongly recommend not to click on ads shown by adware.
Pop Out Player can also read and change data on all visited websites and display notifications. It is important to know that notifications generated by adware can be used to promote shady websites (same as the ads displayed by adware).
|Name||Ads by Pop Out Player|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Adware in general
While installed, adware shows intrusive advertisements (banners, coupons, pop-ups, and other ads). In some cases, it manipulates the settings of a web browser to promote a fake search engine and collects various data. The Pop Out Player can display notifications. Most advertising-supported apps are promoted/distributed using deceptive methods.
How did adware install on my computer?
Adware is often distributed via deceptive websites suggesting that it is required to install/add certain applications. Also, its developers use shady advertisements and installers for other software to distribute it.
When certain software is bundled with adware, it has "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings in its installer. Users end up having adware installed on browsers or computers after finishing the software installation without changing the settings mentioned above.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download applications from official websites and platforms. Do not trust apps and files downloaded from shady websites, P2P networks, third-party downloaders, and similar sources. Deselect unwanted applications before downloading and installing software.
Also, do not click ads appearing on shady pages or allow such sites to show notifications. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting Pop Out Player adware:
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- What is Pop Out Player?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Pop Out Player" and other suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by pop out player, 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 ads by pop out player 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 ads by pop out player, 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Usually, adware displays intrusive advertisements that cover the contents of visited websites. In addition to diminishing the web browsing experience, it can slow down a computer and even invade privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware bombards users with coupons, banners, pop-up ads, and other advertisements. Certain adware-type apps can hijack web browsers and (or) collect data.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
The most commonly used way to monetize adware is to participate in affiliate programs. Adware developers (affiliates) promote various websites, products, services, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Pop Out Player adware?
Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all installed adware from it. Manual removal is not always the best solution since various file leftovers remain in the system even when the adware is no longer installed.