What is MixVideoPlayer?
MixVideoPlayer is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that claims to allow users to mix various videos (sourced from YouTube, the local hard drive, and other streaming video websites) within a playlist. Applications such as this often seem legitimate and useful, however, MixVideoPlayer is considered to be adware.
These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) used by the developers (SoftForce LLC) to distribute MixVideoPlayer. Therefore, most users inadvertently install MixVideoPlayer during download of free software from freeware download websites.
MixVideoPlayer infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) and generates various advertisement types including article, link, graphic or video message, sound, music, text, software, etc.
Furthermore, various user software and hardware information is recorded including operating system, applications installed, IP addresses, browser type, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, cookies, and so on.
For these reasons, MixVideoPlayer may cause high-risk adware or malware infections and serious privacy issues. You are strongly advised to uninstall this adware from your system.
There are many applications similar to MixVideoPlayer. MedPlayerNewVersion, Webplayer, RadPlayer, Winner Media Player, FlashBeat, and GUPlayer are just some examples among many others. None of these provide any significant value for the user.
MixVideoPlayer, and other similar adware, is developed to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements and sharing collected data with third parties. Research shows that most PUPs are distributed via small programs called installers (also called 'download managers', 'download clients', etc.) on freeware download websites.
Installers are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of additional applications together with the chosen free software. Although the developers state that these promoted apps are '100% legitimate and virus-free', reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections.
To prevent this situation, examine each step of the free software download procedure and opt-out of all additionally-included programs.
Furthermore, installation of downloaded software should be performed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will allow you to uncheck all bundled applications. Follow this removal guide to eliminate advertisements caused by MixVideoPlayer.
MixVideoPlayer adware installer set-up:
Screenshot of MixVideoPlayer application:
MixVideoPlayer adware generating intrusive pop-up ads ('Ads by Mixvideoplayer' and 'Web Ads by Mixvideoplayer'):
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- What is MixVideoPlayer?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MixVideoPlayer application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MixVideoPlayer adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MixVideoPlayer ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by MixVideoPlayer' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove MixVideoPlayer extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MixVideoPlayer 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 "MixVideoPlayer", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes MixVideoPlayer ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MixVideoPlayer adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MixVideoPlayer 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 mixvideoplayer 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 on "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 mixvideoplayer 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with mixvideoplayer 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 mixvideoplayer 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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