Tiny Media Player removal instructions
What is Tiny Media Player?
Tiny Media Player claims to be a light-weight media player that supports various audio and video file formats - "Play music, watch videos and make playlists with ease In one simple install of tiny media player." Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Tiny Media Player has characteristics of adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This application infiltrates systems without users' permission. Furthermore, it tracks users' Internet browsing activity and displays many intrusive online advertisements.
Tiny Media Player employs a virtual layer to display third party advertisements on any visited websites. These are identical to regular ads, however, some might redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content. Thus, clicking them can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. Furthermore, none originate from the visited websites and conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since Tiny Media Player collects various software and hardware information that developers later share with third party companies. Some of the collected data can be personally identifiable, which third party companies can misuse to generate revenue. This behavior might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. If you are concerned with your privacy and Internet browsing safety, uninstall Tiny Media Player adware immediately.
Tiny Media Player shares many similarities with hundreds of other adware-type applications such as Temperature Scout, RecommendationBox, Oh My Coupons, and ifishplayer. Adware-type apps in general are virtually identical. All claim to provide features to supposedly improve the Internet browsing experience, however, they are designed solely to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing the functionality promised, they display intrusive online advertisements and collect personally identifiable information.
How did Tiny Media Player install on my computer?
This adware is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, Tiny Media Player is also distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of PUPs with regular software), and thus, often infiltrates systems without users' permission. Rogue applications are commonly hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By rushing the download and installation processes, and skipping this section, users inadvertently install PUPs and expose their systems to risk of further infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of apps such as Tiny Media Player can be prevented by paying close attention during download and installation of all software. Rogue applications are often concealed, and therefore, you should use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings when downloading and installing software. Furthermore, decline all offers to install additional applications, since most are bogus and may cause system/security problems. The key to computer safety is caution. Do not rush the download or installation processes.
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- What is Tiny Media Player?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Tiny Media Player application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Tiny Media Player adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Tiny Media Player ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Tiny Media Player' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Tiny Media Player ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Tiny Media Player adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "Tiny Media Player", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Tiny Media Player ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Tiny Media Player adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Tiny Media Player 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 ads by tiny media player, 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 ads by tiny media player, 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 plug-ins 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 ads by tiny media player 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 tiny media player, 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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