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.
HOW CAN FLV PLAYER GET INSIDE MY COMPUTER?
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.
HOW TO REMOVE FLV Player?
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 these steps:
Click 'Start' ->'Control Panel' or 'Uninstall a Program' -> Double-click 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and Features'. Find FLV Player, Babylon Toolbar and related programs, and click 'Uninstal' or 'Remove'.
After that, remove isearch.babylon and Babylon Toolbar from your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer):
- Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
- Here, look for Babylon and similar entries, and click 'uninstall'.
- Once you remove it, change your start page.
- Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’.
- Find Babylon and similar entries, and click ‘Uninstall’.
- After that, change the start page.
- Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions.
- Here, look for Babylon's extension and get rid of it by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
- Don't forget to change start page.
Finaly, scan the system with updated anti-spyware to make sure that it's safe and free of viruses. For that we recommend using these programs: STOPzilla, SpyHunter and Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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