What is Mie Player
Mie Player also known as Lumia Player is supposed to be a program that will allow users to play media (audio, video) files, but according to security experts, this program is adware. Adware is a form of software that displays unwanted ads on the computer. Some of these ads are scams or fake ads developed to trick you. Even the harmless ads can become really irritating. Adware software can be installed accidentally and without you knowing about it, when you open email attachments, install freeware.
Does adware steal your confidential information? Adware is able to gather your personal information (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties. Thus, the adware is quite dangerous. So, we advise you remove it from your computer sooner. Follow the instructions presented below to remove Mie Player from your personal computer.
How does Mie Player get on your personal computer
Usually, adware gets into your PC as part of a bundle with free software, sharing files and other unsafe apps that you downloaded from the World Wide Web. The creators of adware pays software makers for distributing adware software within their apps. So, additional apps is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the installation of any adware software: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced setup type and reject all third-party software in which you are unsure.
|Name||Mie Player, Lumia Player|
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted program (PUP), pop ups, pop up virus, pop up ads|
|Removal||Mie Player removal guide|
How to remove Mie Player from your computer
In the step-by-step tutorial below we will have a look at the adware software and how to remove Mie Player ads from Mozilla Firefox, IE, Chrome and Edge web browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using free removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-page. So, please read the step-by-step guide carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Mie Player, complete the following steps:
- Manual Mie Player removal
- Automatic Removal of Mie Player adware
- How to stay safe online
Manual Mie Player removal
In most cases, it’s possible to manually remove Mie Player adware. This solution does not involve the use of any tricks or removal utilities. You just need to restore the normal settings of the PC and browser. This can be done by following a few simple steps below. If you want to quickly get rid of Mie Player adware software, as well as perform a full scan of your PC system, we recommend that you run adware removal utilities, which are listed below.
Delete adware software through the Windows Control Panel
Some programs are free only because their installer contains an adware. This unwanted applications generates profit for the creators when it is installed. More often this adware can be deleted by simply uninstalling it from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in MS Windows control panel.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the following example.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall Mie Player, Lumia Player, any dubious and unknown programs.
Remove Mie Player adware software from Firefox
If your Firefox browser is hijacked by Mie Player, then it may be time to perform the browser reset. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, run the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Mie Player adware from Chrome
If you have adware problem or the Google Chrome is running slow, then reset Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we’ll show you a solution to reset your Google Chrome settings to original settings without reinstall. This will also help to get rid of Mie Player ads from your web browser.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see 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 guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s search engine, startpage and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Mie Player adware from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web browser you revert back your internet browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Mie Player adware.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove unwanted ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state.
Automatic Removal of Mie Player adware
There are not many good free anti-malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, adware software, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted apps. We suggest to use several applications, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you delete all components of the adware software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby uninstall Mie Player adware.
Remove Mie Player adware with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to get rid of Mie Player automatically from all of your browsers. This is a freeware specially designed for malware removal. This tool can delete adware software, hijacker from Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and Windows registry automatically.
Download Zemana AntiMalware on your PC system from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, launch the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan” button . Zemana program will scan through the whole computer for the Mie Player adware. Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan is complete, Zemana will open a list of detected items. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will delete Mie Player . After the procedure is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Remove Mie Player adware from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free program which developed to delete malware, potentially unwanted apps, hijackers and adware software from your PC system running MS Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll help to identify and remove Mie Player adware, including its files, folders and registry keys.
First, visit the following page, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Hitman Pro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your computer. Once started, press “Next” button to start checking your computer for the Mie Player adware software. While the Hitman Pro tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malware..
After the scan get completed, HitmanPro will open a scan report.
All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click Next button.
It will show a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Remove Mie Player adware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
If you are having problems with Mie Player removal, then check out MalwareBytes Free. This is a tool that can help clean up your personal computer and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this task is finished, press the “Scan” button for checking your device for the Mie Player adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your device and the speed of your personal computer. While the MalwareBytes application is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat. All found items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guidance or the video guide below.
How to stay safe online
If you surf the Internet, you cannot avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web browser against it. Download and use an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocker which can filter out tons of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block harmful and misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Now your PC system should be free of the Mie Player adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and annoying malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijackers and adware software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful apps and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Mie Player from your computer, then ask for help here.