ViewPoint Media Player  

ViewPoint Media Player. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

by ,   Also known as viewpoint
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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Geolocation of ViewPoint Media Player

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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Comments on ViewPoint Media Player

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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.
Btw....yeah, they are indeed sending data back to their servers. Thanks for playing.
Absolutely stupid. I did NOT ask for it, so I DO NOT WANT IT. Get that through your head, idiots.
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...
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.

"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.

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