What kind of application is Video Player Pro?
Our team tested the Video Player Pro browser extension and learned that it shows annoying advertisements. Also, it can manage downloads and read and change data on all websites. Apps that generate ads are called adware (advertising-supported software). Users rarely install adware on purpose.
Video Player Pro in detail
Advertisements displayed by Video Player Pro can open untrustworthy websites. Clicking them can lead to phishing pages, technical support scam sites, pages offering to download shady apps, asking for permission to show deceptive notifications, etc. Also, those ads can be designed to run certain scripts to download or install unwanted apps.
Video Player Pro can also read and change all data on visited websites and manage downloads. It may be tracking users to collect browsing-related and other information. Gathered data may be misused for marketing purposes, sold to third parties, or monetized in other ways.
|Name||Ads by Video Player Pro|
|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.
More about adware
Adware can operate as a browser hijacker. It can hijack a web browser (change its settings such as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page) to promote shady search engines. Questionable search engines can redirect to untrustworthy pages, show misleading results, and (or) unwanted ads.
How did adware install on my computer?
We discovered Video Player Pro on a deceptive page offering to update browser extensions. It also has its "official" download page. Also, adware is often included in freeware installers (bundled with other software). Users install adware alongside other software when they finish installations without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings.
Advertisements on untrustworthy websites can cause unexpected downloads and installations too.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download files and applications from official websites and legitimate (verified) stores like Google Play. Read reviews before downloading apps. Do not download apps from unofficial pages, P2P networks, third-party downloaders, and similar sources, or trust advertisements on shady web pages.
Never agree to receive notifications from suspicious pages. Deselect unwanted apps before downloading and installing programs. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Deceptive page promoting Video Player Pro:
Official Video Player Pro adware promotion site:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Video Player Pro?
- 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 Video Player Pro adware using Combo Cleaner:
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 "Video Player Pro" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by video player pro, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by video player pro 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 video player pro, 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?
The most common problem caused by adware is diminished web browsing experience. Adware shows annoying ads and can cause unwanted redirects. Also, it can slow down a computer and cause issues related to online privacy.
What does adware do?
It generates intrusive advertisements. Additionally, adware can hijack a web browser and track users.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Typically, adware is monetized via affiliate programs by promoting various products, websites, services, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Video Player Pro adware?
Combo Cleaner scans a computer for installed apps and removes unwanted ones. It can be difficult to remove adware manually without leaving any of its data in the system. Thus, it is recommended to eliminate advertising-supported apps using specialized software.