What is videos MediaPlayerVid?
The MediaPlayerVid rogue browser extension claims to improve viewing of videos online. Although this may seem a legitimate and useful browser add-on, be aware that MediaPlayerVid is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware.
MediaPlayerVid employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' consent.
Following successful infiltration, this rogue application generates various intrusive online advertisements such as in-text, search, pop-up, interstitial, pop-under, and banner ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, this rogue browser plug-in continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information including, for example, IP addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), unique identifier numbers, search queries entered into search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), website URLs visited, pages viewed, cookies, and other similar details that are likely to be personally identifiable.
This information tracking may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft. Note that MediaPlayerVid is similar to other rogue browser extensions that employ bundling as an installation method. LinkWiz, Price Expert, FlashMall, and Infonaut are just some examples among many others.
Neither MediaPlayerVid, nor any of these other browser extensions, add any real value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements, enforcing unwanted browser redirects, and sharing collected information with third parties.
For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate MediaPlayerVid from your Internet browsers.
MediaPlayerVid adware is mostly distributed via small download programs (called 'download clients', 'installers', 'download managers', etc.) employed by freeware download websites such as softonic.com, download.com, and soft32.com.
Download programs are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of advertised (according to the developers, '100% legitimate') browser add-ons together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections.
Installation of MediaPlayerVid, or other similar adware, can be prevented by closely studying each step of the free software download procedure and declining any offers to install additional applications.
Furthermore, if you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them.
If you have installed MediaPlayerVid, and you observe intrusive online advertisements while surfing the Internet, follow the removal instructions provided to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installer used in MediaPlayerVid (disclosed as 'Media Player Enhance') adware distribution:
MediaPlayerVid adware generating intrusive online ads ('Powered by MediaPlayerVid'):
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- What is MediaPlayerVid?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MediaPlayerVid application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove MediaPlayerVid ads from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove MediaPlayerVid advertisements from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove MediaPlayerVid adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove MediaPlayerVid ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MediaPlayerVid 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 "MediaPlayerVid2.1", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes MediaPlayerVid ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MediaPlayerVid 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 "MediaPlayerVid", select this entry and click "Remove". Note that MediaPlayerVid ads can be caused by other adware. In the Manage Add-ons window, remove all suspicious browser add-ons.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mediaplayervid 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: "MediaPlayerVid", select this entry and click the trash can icon. Note that MediaPlayerVid ads can be caused by other adware. In the "extensions" window of Google Chrome, remove all suspicious browser extensions.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mediaplayervid 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 "MediaPlayerVid2.1".
Computer users who have problems with mediaplayervid 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 mediaplayervid 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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