Remove ViewPoint Media Player
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ViewPoint Media Player is also known as viewpoint | Type:
After some critics from various companies Viewpoint changed its privacy policy:
From the publishers privacy policy:
"AT NO TIME WHATSOEVER does the Viewpoint Media Player or the Viewpoint Manager collect ANY personal data about you or your usage patterns, nor do we install third-party software or access information on your hard drive. The auto-update process happens totally anonymously and happens solely to ensure that your player is up-to-date. Since we do not collect personal data, there is no way - as in the case of "spyware" - to "traffic" or sell your personal information. We as a company find spy ware to be reprehensible and we are committed to protecting the privacy of all of our users."

Conclusion: VIEWPOINT IS A LEGITIMATE APPLICATION. ViewPoint Media Player properties:
• Stays resident in background

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This map reveals the prevalence of ViewPoint Media Player. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom and Germany.

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Information added: 2004-03-19 10:00
Information updated: 2012-03-16 18:20

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Users comments about ViewPoint Media Player:

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<Guest>
guys, im a 13 yr old kid and i figured it out. first remove it from the programs list, then delete all processes that say ViewpointService.exe and ViewMgr.exe then go to my computer>disk c>program files>viewpoint (dont open it just select it) then just delete the folder. not that hard.
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Btw....yeah, they are indeed sending data back to their servers. Thanks for playing.
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Guest
Absolutely stupid. I did NOT ask for it, so I DO NOT WANT IT. Get that through your head, idiots.
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Guest
If VIEWPOINT is not intrusive and malicious spyware then why is it such a pain in the BUTT to remove from your computer? I should be able to click on remove and it should be gone - but instead they have thousands of forums on the web on how to remove this piece of trash from your system...
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Antispyware programs like XoftSpy, PestPatrol, Spysweeper, Spyware Doctor and Spybot can detect and remove Viewpoint, however AOL reinstalls it EVERY TIME you open AOL if it's found missing!

AOL has incorporated Viewpoint into it's AIM and Superbuddy features, and considers it integral to AOL "functioning properly". Therefore, even if your antispyware is able to detect and remove all vestages of Viewpoint, AOL will reinstall it the very next time you log on!

According to Paretologic, makers of XoftSpy antispyware software, Viewpoint is not only spyware, but it can slow your system down due to it's hogging of processor cycles and memory.

http://labs.paretologic.com/spyware.aspx?remove=Viewpoint%20Toolbar

"Viewpoint tracks user information, installs without notice, uses immense system resources."

AOL DOES have a way to prevent this, though... but they are SURE keeping it a secret. In fact, the process CAN'T be found unless you know about it! Hence the reason for this article! EVERY AOL user should know about this.

Open AOL and go to "help" on the toolbar. Select "About AOL". Next is the SECRET STEP. You must then press "CTRL+D" to access a "secret" panel to disable all of the desktop and IM fancy features that are associated with viewpoint. This is the only way to prevent AOL from re-installing Viewpoint at AOL startup.

Most users will find their system performance improves once they have removed viewpoint.

Related Reading:
http://www.spywaredaily.com/2005/03/spyware.html What is spyware?

Copyright © 2005 by Doug Edelman
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Attention: PrProgamsStudios has moved to http://prprogramsstudios.us.tc

You may download ViewpointKiller at the site for free. ViewpointKiller will remove Viewpoint Media Player, Viewpoint Manager, and Viewpoint Toolbar fully.
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add remove is not adequate.
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How do you delete Viewpoint from your registry keys?
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For more information on the Viewpoint Media Player and the software that it comes bundled with (that even includes operating systems) visit the web page which address is listed below.

http://www.pluginz.com/news/158
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Guest
After discovery of the Viewpoint Media Player on my 1 year old laptop I found this site while digging around. I never installed it and suspect it came with a browser. I've heard of links to it being bundled with AIM/AOL but I have never had them installed. It doesn't do anything, there is no way to open it either from 'All Programs' but it shows up in the 'Add/Remove programs' list. It is clear the media player is a browser plug in that kicks in so flash presentations etc, on websites can be manipulated by the surfer. For example 3D images can be rotated and the like. This program is completely harmless and doesn't hog RAM or slow down your computer.

However the media player is not the only Viewpoint software out there and I suspect the people here having problems with updates and pop ups have the Viewpoint Toolbar installed. Generally you should be aware of installing Toolbars. There are lots of them (understatement) and some that come with very nasty surprises bundled with them. I regularly have to remove lots of this kind of stuff from friends infected computers that on the whole are mostly caused by them installing toolbars. There are many well known rogue ones that will plague you with pop ups like Winfixer but I haven't had the pleasure of seeing or removing the Viewpoint one.

If you just have the media player your PC should be fine. Mine with the Viewpoint Media Player installed and Windows file protection DISABLED (so I could customize Windows XP) runs perfect, no pop ups or updates. It will only ever spring into life if you stumble on a web site with content supported by the player. It would only display an advert if that was the supported content on that webpage which is unlikely. I hope this information helps someone.

P.S. - I don't work for Viewpoint, I'm a Postman (Mailman) from Scotland.
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http://www.download.com/ViewpointKiller/3000-2092_4-10510308.html?tag=lst-0-8
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I just removed it in add/remove programs right after i got the pop-up, and there was no trace of it left
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Guest
MY SPYWARE REMOVER SAIS VIEW POINT PLAYER IS A THREAT AND ALWAYS WANTS TO REMOVE IT MY QUESTION, SHOULD I REMOVE VIEW POINT FROM MY PC?
THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY IN ADVANCE
THANKS DAVE LYTLE
[email protected]
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THIS IS INSTALLED FROM AIM...... Uninstall it, and ur aim ads are gone....
this is a legit program that lets you view trailors or whatever is on aim,......... if u hate ads .. just uninstall viewpont
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It uses up some ram, but not all but 1%.
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Scandisk told me it was on my computer,it said it had over 66Char.and could not be read by DOS.My machine is slow and freezes,the new ram that was put in last year is all used but 1%.Does Viewpoint media player use up Ram? Its not in the Add/Remove Programs box to uninstall.Hellllllp
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The program ViewpointKiller is available at: www.prprogramsstudios.tk

This kills Viewpoint dead.
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This appears to have been installed by AIM. I was not aware of it until I saw a suspicious popup above my taskbar. I run Microsoft Antispyware Beta, which is supposed to be good, but it did not detect it. I ran the uninstall from control panel, deleted the file folder from Program Files, and deleted the registry keys. It appears to be gone, but I am leary of using AIM again. Shame on them.
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