Q. I keep getting Ads by BWplayer in my internet browser. I uninstalled all of the programs that I’d downloaded, but the pop up ads keep appearing; it must be adware software, how do i delete it? How do i block these pop-up ads from appearing? Hopefully anyone can help.
A. Did it occur after installing any new apps? What were you doing before these pop ups first occurred? Sounds like you have possibly encountered an adware problem. The fix for that problem is ‘reset web browser settings’ and run adware removal tools.
What is BWplayer
According to cyber threat analysts, BWplayer is an adware. What is Adware? Adware is a browser extension or program, which shows unwanted ads on a computer. However, people basically use the word ‘adware’ to describe a form of malware (computer virus) that shows undesired advertisements to the user. Most commonly, this kind of adware software do not have any uninstall procedures and can use technologies that are similar to those used by trojans to penetrate the PC.
Other signs of adware can include:
- your web browser homepage has changed and you are unable to modify it back
- an unwanted toolbar appears in your internet browser
- new entries appear in your Programs folder
- your system starts performing very slowly
When adware gets inside your PC system, it might carry out various malicious tasks. It can analyze the location and which Net webpages you visit, and then display advertisements to the types of content, goods or services featured there. Adware developers can gather and sell your browsing information and behavior to third parties.
Adware software is usually written in ways common to malware, spyware and browser hijacker infections. In order to remove adware and thereby BWplayer ads, you will need complete the steps below or run free adware software removal tool listed below.
How to Remove Ads by BWplayer adware (Virus removal steps)
There are a simple manual tutorial below which will help you to remove BWplayer adware from your Windows machine. The most effective way to remove this adware is to perform the manual removal steps and then run Zemana, MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will help to weaken this adware software and these malicious software removal tools will completely delete BWplayer adware and restore the Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Chrome settings to default.
To remove BWplayer adware, complete the steps below:
- Delete BWplayer adware software without any tools
- How to remove BWplayer with free programs
- Use AdBlocker to stop BWplayer adware and stay safe online
- How to prevent adware software from getting inside your system
- Finish words
Delete BWplayer adware software without any tools
These steps to get rid of BWplayer without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully uninstall BWplayer, which causes intrusive pop-up ads.
Delete potentially unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of potentially unwanted software like this adware, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted programs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a software that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other software. Next, uninstall any unrequested and suspicious programs from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of programs installed on your machine. Most likely, one of them is the BWplayer. Select it, other questionable programs that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the dubious or any unknown applications, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this unwanted program from your PC system.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an unwanted application, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove BWplayer adware from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by adware.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
After the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s start page, new tab and search engine to default state.
Remove BWplayer from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox browser is hijacked by BWplayer adware, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web browser settings to their original settings.
Remove BWplayer adware from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings to remove Ads by BWplayer adware software. If you are still experiencing problems with BWplayer adware removal, you need to reset Google Chrome browser to its default state. This step needs to be performed only if adware has not been removed by the previous steps.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
How to remove BWplayer with free programs
If you’re unsure how to delete BWplayer adware easily, consider using automatic adware removal programs which listed below. It will identify the BWplayer adware software and remove it from your computer for free.
How to automatically remove BWplayer adware software with Zemana Free
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is a malware removal tool created for MS Windows. This utility will help you remove BWplayer adware, various types of malicious software (including browser hijacker infections and PUPs) from your machine. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana does its job, your machine will run smoothly.
- Installing the Zemana AntiMalware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Free on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is finished, please close all programs and open windows on your computer. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Free onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware will open and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for the BWplayer adware, which redirects your browser to unwanted ad web-sites. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free utility is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- After the system scan is finished, a list of all items found is produced.
- You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click the “Next” button. The utility will remove BWplayer. When the clean up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Scan and clean your computer of adware with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free portable program that scans your machine for BWplayer adware, PUPs and hijackers and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you remove any malicious browser extensions and add-ons.
Visit the following page to download HitmanPro. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the utility is launched, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Next” button to start scanning your computer for the BWplayer adware. When the checking is done, HitmanPro will display a list of detected threats as shown on the image below.
Once you’ve selected what you wish to delete from your computer press “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to automatically get rid of BWplayer with MalwareBytes Free
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware which are completely clean your PC of the adware software. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove BWplayer, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, browser hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Please go to the following link to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to detect BWplayer and other unwanted software.
After the scan is finished, MalwareBytes will show a list of all items found by the scan. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove BWplayer and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the clean up is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove adware software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
Run ad-blocking program such as AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your system performance and impact your computer security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block 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.
How to prevent adware software from getting inside your system
Once you have complete the step-by-step guide shown above, your PC system should be clean from this adware software and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer will no longer show annoying BWplayer ads when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired BWplayer adware software.