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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Remove "Please install Online Media Player" ad pop-up (Uninstall Guide)

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There are so many different varieties of malware and computer viruses doing the rounds that it can feel like we're under constant attack the moment we go online. From unwanted programs, rogue anti-virus software, "Please install Online Media Player" pop-up adverts and new tool bars; the amount of nuisances and downright dangerous programs that are out to do us harm is mind boggling. But the question is, how do these enemies get installed on our computers in the first place, how can we protect ourselves against them, and even more importantly how to remove them. Please use this guide to remove"Please install Online Media Player" ads and any associated malware from your computer.

Sadly there is no one solve all solution because no two malware programs are identical. There is a very big difference between malware that's been created to steal your personal data and potentially unwanted program that display misleading and very annoying pop-up ads claiming that you need to install Online Media Player in order to watch HD movies online, support full screen mode and etc. The latter are classified as Potentially Unwanted Programs and whilst not as deadly as something like spyware, can still cause you problems and headaches. Therefore it's important that you protect yourself, not just from the better known and nastier types of malware but from Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUPs, as well.

Unfortunately many Potentially Unwanted Programs are not easily picked up by even the best anti-virus programs, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't bother with one. Install reputable anti-malware software on your PC and you'll have a far better chance of being protected from online attacks. A good program should be able to spot and delete most harmful malware and pop-up ads like "Please install Online Media Player".

There are a few reasons why Potentially Unwanted Programs are a nuisance. A number of them will install adware on your computer which will display numerous pop up adverts for websites you may, or may not, have little interest in. This is annoying in itself but PUPs almost always hijack your browser and install a new tool bar. Chances are, you're already happy with the tool bar you're using at the moment and aren't on the market for a new one. In addition to this, a tool bar that installs itself without asking you is unlikely to be of much use and usually has an ulterior motive.

Apart from being confusing and unnecessary, these tool bars can install further software on your PC which has the capability to redirect your web searches to websites that the developer of the Potentially Unwanted Program has a vested interest in you visiting.

To be honest, chances are it was your fault! PUPs that display "Please install Online Media Player" ads are, for the most part, bundled with another piece of software. And that means that if you're downloading something, some music, a movie, a software upgrade etc, you may also be installing a Potentially Unwanted Program with it. So how do you avoid doing so?

First and foremost, you need to pay attention when you're downloading something. If you have misgivings about the reputability of a certain website, go with your gut instinct and go elsewhere. You also need to read license agreements carefully because most of them actually make reference to the PUP in them.

To remove PUPs and other malware 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,

"Please install Online Media Player" 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 "Please install Online Media Player" 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 "Please install Online Media Player" 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 "Please install Online Media Player" 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 "Please install Online Media Player" 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.