FLV Player is a video converter, which may be spread using unfair distribution methods. Typically, these methods are based on other programs that are actively offered on the Internet for free. Once it gets inside the system, this program may initiate several system's changes, including the ones that are related to your start page and default search engine. Such behavior has clearly made many security experts to call FLV Player virus. After testing this program on our computers, we can say that it can hardly initiate malicious activities and you can safely keep it on your computer if you want to. However, beware that it clearly promotes Babylon Toolbar, isearch.babylon.com and WebCake applications that may initiate various unwanted activities on your PC. Besides, you may also start suffering from FLV Player redirects, annoying pop-up advertisements and similar activities.
FLV Player can be downloaded from the Internet just like any other application. However, you may also download it in a bundle with other applications. In most of occasions, it happens when users download freeware and shareware, so you should be very careful when downloading uncertified programs on your computer. For that you should choose only Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware and also opt out of all additional downloads. Once FLV Player virus gets inside the system, it may alter the start page and default search engine. If you see commercial pop-up notifications or suffer from annoying browser's redirections, you should check your PC for this potentially unwanted application.
When trying to remove FLV Player from your computer, you should also uninstall Babylon Toolbar and isearch.babylon. First of all, uninstall these programs via 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and features'. For that, follow manual removal steps or use programs that are mentioned in Automatic FLV Player removal guide:
You can remove FLV Player automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall FLV Player and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for FLV Player or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove FLV Player from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by FLV Player:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like FLV Player are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall FLV Player right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 01:58
Information updated: 2014-08-13 01:58