What is Webplayer Remote?
Webplayer is a dubious browser add-on that claims to allow users to watch TV channels directly from their Internet browsers. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that Webplayer is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by the developers (Kreapixel) to distribute and install Webplayer on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent.
Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install this adware during download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration, Webplayer generates intrusive online advertisements and displays intrusive advertisements.
This collected information includes IP addresses, browser data (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, cookies, etc.) and other details that may be personally identifiable. Be aware that information tracking (and sharing with third parties) can result in serious privacy issues.
Furthermore, clicking advertisements generated by Webplayer (in-text links, pop-ups, or other similar display ads) may lead to further adware or malware infections. Webplayer is similar to other applications distributed using the bundling method. For example: FindingDiscounts, IntelliTerm, Useful Program, Match Pal, etc.
None of these applications are useful to the user - they are developed to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements and sharing information with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate Webplayer from your Internet browsers.
Today, most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as download.com, softonic.com, and soft32.com.
Download managers are used by these websites as free services and traffic monetization tools, since they offer installation of advertised (according to the developers, '100% legitimate and virus-free') browser add-ons together with the chosen software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections.
This situation can be avoided by closely observing each step of the free software download procedure and clicking 'Decline' if installation of any additional programs is offered.
Furthermore, downloaded applications should be installed using the 'Custom or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal any hidden applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed Webplayer, follow the instructions below to eliminate this PUP from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installers used in Webplayer ("WebPlayer TV" or "WebPlayer Remote") adware distribution:
WebPlayer adware installer set-up:
Screenshot of WebPlayer Remote application:
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- What is Webplayer?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Webplayer application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Webplayer adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Webplayer ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Webplayer' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Webplayer extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Webplayer Remote adware 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 "Webplayer Remote", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Webplayer ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Webplayer Remote adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Webplayer 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the webplayer remote adware, 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 webplayer remote adware, 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with webplayer remote adware 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 webplayer remote adware, 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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