Ads by MixVideoPlayer

Also Known As: MixVideoPlayer adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

MixVideoPlayer removal instructions

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 adware

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:

MixVideoPlayer adware installer

Screenshot of MixVideoPlayer application:

Screenshot MixVideoPlayer adware

MixVideoPlayer adware generating intrusive pop-up ads ('Ads by Mixvideoplayer' and 'Web Ads by Mixvideoplayer'):

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Quick menu:

MixVideoPlayer adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

MixVideoPlayer adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing MixVideoPlayer ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing MixVideoPlayer ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing MixVideoPlayer  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options 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.

Removing MixVideoPlayer ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mixvideoplayer adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing MixVideoPlayer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing MixVideoPlayer ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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