The Nix Player is a potentially unwanted program from the group of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). If you get it on your personal computer, the Nix Player adware will display tons of annoying popup ads within the Edge, Internet Explorer, FF and Chrome screen. It is important, do not click on these advertisements, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading web-pages. The best option is to use the guidance posted below to remove Nix Player adware and thus get rid of any unwanted pop-up ads.
The Nix Player adware that causes web browsers to show annoying advertisements, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It’s created with the sole purpose to open dozens of ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web-sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-sites, so the makers of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the makers of the ‘ad supported’ software receive income.
We strongly suggest that you perform the steps below which will assist you to delete Nix Player adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
Remove Nix Player adware (removal guide)
In most cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team created several removal ways which we’ve combined in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you have the undesired Nix Player ‘ad supported’ software on your computer and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the instructions below in order to resolve your problem. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your machine.
To remove Nix Player, complete the following steps:
- How to manually get rid of Nix Player
- Scan your system and remove Nix Player with free utilities
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by Nix Player ?
- To sum up
How to manually get rid of Nix Player
Most common ad-supported software may be deleted without any antivirus software. The manual adware removal is step by step guide that will teach you how to delete the Nix Player adware.
Remove adware through the Windows Control Panel
Check out the Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious applications, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the screen below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all dubious and unknown programs. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. After you have found anything questionable that may be the Nix Player adware that redirects your internet browser to undesired ad sites or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your PC system.
Get rid of Nix Player from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings such as homepage, new tab and search provider by default having been replaced by Nix Player adware which redirects your internet browser to undesired ad pages, then you may return your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove Nix Player from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser application, including the redirect to Nix Player ads.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () as on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Nix Player adware that causes web browsers to show undesired pop up advertisements. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Nix Player from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijacker infections, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s search provider by default, new tab and homepage that have been modified by Nix Player ‘ad supported’ software which designed to redirect your internet browser to various ad sites.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the intrusive Nix Player ads opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by the ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This shows a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by the Nix Player adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your system and remove Nix Player with free utilities
If you’re unsure how to remove Nix Player easily, consider using automatic ad supported software removal programs which listed below. It will identify the Nix Player ad-supported software that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups and remove it from your computer for free.
How to delete Nix Player ad supported software with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can get rid of adware, potentially unwanted apps, browser hijacker infections and other malware from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
- Please go to the link below to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM). Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- Once the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the Nix Player ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple annoying ads and pop-ups. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When Zemana Anti-Malware completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you are ready, click “Next”. When the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Automatically remove Nix Player adware with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of the ad supported software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you delete intrusive Nix Player adware from your web browsers, PUPs, malware, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Click the link below to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the install starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once install is finished, you’ll see window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) program will scan through the whole system for the Nix Player ad supported software that cause unwanted pop-up advertisements to appear. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes utility is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will create a list of undesired and adware programs. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of Nix Player that made to reroute your web browser to various ad web pages. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to get rid of hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a completely free tool. You do not need expensive solutions to delete Nix Player adware that causes undesired pop-ups and other misleading applications. AdwCleaner will remove all the unwanted applications like ad-supported software and browser hijacker infections at zero cost.
- Visit the page linked below to download AdwCleaner. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then press Save.
- When the download is done, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” for checking your computer for the Nix Player adware that causes browsers to show undesired advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete.
- Once the scan is complete, AdwCleaner will prepare a list of unwanted and adware software. Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your machine, press “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
If you browse the Internet, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and run an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an adblocker that can filter out a ton of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Download AdGuard on your personal computer from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by Nix Player ?
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the Nix Player adware that causes web browsers to display intrusive ads. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your system for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired pop-up advertisements and harmful pages). Moreover, to prevent any ad supported software, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find PUPs.
If you need more help with Nix Player adware related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.