The Update your Video Player pop-up is misleading ads offering install an questionable software. It is loaded into your web-browser with the help of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware may alter the settings of internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer or install a malicious browser extension, which created to generate lots of unwanted pop-up ads. It will lead to the fact that when you start the browser or surfing the World Wide Web, it’ll always be forced to display lots of annoying pop-up ads, even when your browser is configured to stop pop-ups or your machine has a program that stops advertisements. On current date, the adware continues to increase the number of personal computers that have been infected.
Most often, the adware affects the most common internet browsers such as the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the web browser, it will redirect to the misleading “Update your Video Player” web site. Even if you setup a new startpage, an annoying web-page will be the first thing you see when you launch the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large number of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit dangerous web sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can download and install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your start page with an unwanted web-site.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your machine from Update your Video Player popup ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely delete the reroute to Update your Video Player annoying web-page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to Update your Video Player pop-up ads get installed onto computer
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find some bundled adware. If you do not know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During install, select the Custom or Advanced install option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown applications. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your PC system like this adware that redirect the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge onto the unwanted Update your Video Player web-page.
How to manually remove Update your Video Player pop-ups
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to delete the Update your Video Player pop-up adware. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or restart your personal computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Delete Update your Video Player ads from Chrome
- Delete Update your Video Player advertisements from FF
- Remove Update your Video Player pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and uninstall all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Remove the unwanted programs may get rid of the annoying ads or web browser redirect to unknown or annoying web pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete Update your Video Player ads from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to Update your Video Player misleading ads which is caused by the adware.
At first, launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will run the process of cleaning. Once it is finished, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Delete Update your Video Player advertisements from FF
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Update your Video Player pop-ups from Internet Explorer
To remove the Update your Video Player ads you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your personal computer, it will show misleading Update your Video Player page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Update your Video Player advertisements automatically
You can get rid of Update your Video Player pop-up ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out malware and adware that cause the Update your Video Player advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your machine. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware which cause Update your Video Player pop-ups. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other dangerous software.
Stop Update your Video Player pop-up ads and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, misleading Update your Video Player pop-ups, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with Update your Video Player pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete Update your Video Player advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is opened the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that generates Update your Video Player advertisements.
- Once the scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to get rid of ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
After completing the few simple steps above, your machine should be free from malware and adware. The Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer show Update your Video Player annoying popup ads or redirect you to unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.