Media Player Enhance Adware
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Media Player Enhance?
Media Player Enhance is a potentially unwanted application created by a company called Brightcircle Investments Limited. This browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application and installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent when downloading or installing free software.
The developers of this bogus browser extension use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. After successful infiltration, Media Player Enhance generates various intrusive ads including pop-ups, banner, and interstitial ads.
Furthermore, this plug-in tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording Internet Protocol addresses, browser information, geographical location, and other information. This browser extension adds no real value - its purpose is to generate revenue from intrusive online ads.
At time of research, this adware generated "ads not by this site" and "nav links" unwanted advertisements. While Media Player Enhance is not technically a virus or malware, the presence of this potentially unwanted application on your system can lead to identity theft and malware infections. For these reasons, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Media Player Enhance is similar to other adware that infiltrates browsers through freeware downloads. Examples include Feven, OptOn, and Shopop.
To avoid installation of these potentially unwanted applications, be attentive when downloading and installing free software since, today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, softonic.com, and many others) employ 'download clients' - small programs that manage the download process of chosen free programs and monetize download websites' free services by offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins.
To avoid adware infections, decline installation of any advertised browser extensions. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal any bundled adware listed for installation.
Computer users who observe "Ads by Media Player Enhance" when browsing the Internet should use this removal guide to eliminate adware from their Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installers used in Media Player Enhance adware distribution:
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- What is Media Player Enhance?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Media Player Enhance application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Media Player Enhance add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Media Player Enhance plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Media Player Enhance extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Media Player Enhance extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Media Player Enhance virus removal:
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 "Media Player Enhance" (this may be named differently, for example: "Media+PlayerVidEd2.0", etc.), select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Media Player Enhance ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Media Player Enhance adware from 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 "MediaPlayerEnhance" (this may be named differently, for example: "Media+PlayerVidEd2.0"), select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by media player enhance, 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: "Media Player Enhance" (and any other recently-installed suspicious extensions), select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by media player enhance, 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 plugins 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 "MediaPlayerEnhance" (this may be named differently, for example: "Media+PlayerVidEd2.0").
Computer users who have problems with ads by media player enhance 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 media player enhance, 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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