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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Virus Removal Guide

Tell your friends: is a potentially dangerous website that may distribute adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The file player_setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL It has been detected as malware by multiple anti-virus engines, for example Generic.94A, TR/Dropper.Gen, PUA.DigiPlug, DomainIQ pay-per install. Please note that some anti-virus engines detect it as a Trojan dropper. I am willing to make a bet that if you've had your computer hijacked by virus you're probably worried, annoyed, stressed or uncertain. Or all of those things. With so many different types of malware out there it can be tricky to know what will happen to your computer, your operating system, your bank account or even your identity. Viruses and malware affect millions of people worldwide and most of us have been affected by them at some time. Protection is paramount, especially in this increasingly sophisticated era of malware and that's exactly why you need a reputable anti-malware software program. The single best safety guard against, not only malware and viruses, but against things like adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs that causes pop-ups on your computer too.

Here's an example of a pop-up claiming that your Video Player might be outdated. The web page then automatically downloads file Player_Setup.exe on your computer. If you keep getting a similar pop-up as well then your computer is infected with adware.

But installing any old anti-malware won't do. You should make sure it's not only a decent one from one of the big brands but that it is always up-to-date too. Having said that it's always good to get into the habit of knowing exactly what you do and don't want on your PC. That way if you get the feeling that your PC is running sluggishly or acting 'weird' you can check it out sooner rather than later before it causes more problems than are necessary. virus installs itself in a number of ways although the most popular method deployed is via free software downloads. Many viruses leave you vulnerable to attack from annoying adware and they all love the good old unwanted pop-up ads! If you've been infected by this adware virus you'll know just how enraging those endless pop-up windows are, while your unwanted extension will have dispensed with your original one and will keep redirecting you to websites of its own choice. comes bundled with PUPs. Technically speaking, PUPs are not actually viruses but they are very likely something you don't want on your computer and will want to delete it as soon as possible. As well as hijacking your browser, a PUP may make using your laptop a slow and tedious process.

So it's probably fair to say that you don't want a Potentially Unwanted Program on your computer so how do you stop it from happening? Because PUPs are normally installed when you download programs, software or videos you should ensure that you only download what you actually need and not some 'special offer' that has been stealth bundled with it.

All of us need or want to download programs, software and applications on a pretty regular basis and so the trick is to take a few moments to carefully read the EULA – the end user license agreement and not just click 'OK' when you're downloading something. Any check boxes relating to a PUP might have been pre-checked so make sure that you uncheck them if you don't want the add-on.

As I mentioned above, it can't be overstated how important it is not only pay attention but to also have a good anti-malware software running on your PC. Install it, run it and make sure there is nothing unwanted hiding on your computer. To remove virus from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Remove related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Quiknowledge
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.

Remove related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.