Remove ViewPoint Media Player
Removal instructions

Severity scale:  
ViewPoint Media Player is 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

Automatic ViewPoint Media Player removal:

It might be that we are affiliated with any of our recommended products. Full disclosure can be found in our Agreement of Use.
By downloading any of provided Anti-spyware software to remove ViewPoint Media Player you agree with our Privacy Policy and Agreement of Use.
remover for ViewPoint Media Player
Compatible with OS X
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus is recommended remover to uninstall ViewPoint Media Player. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.
Not using OS X? Download a remover for Windows.
Do it now!
remover for ViewPoint Media Player Happiness
Compatible with Microsoft
SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall ViewPoint Media Player. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.
more than 40.000.000 downloads!
What to do if you failed to remove the infection?
If you failed to remove ViewPoint Media Player using Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus SpyHunter, read here how to submit a support ticket or submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.

Alternate Software

We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing ViewPoint Media Player (2012-03-16 20:57:15)
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
We are testing Malwarebytes Anti Malware's efficiency at removing ViewPoint Media Player (2012-03-16 20:57:15)
XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
We are testing XoftSpySE Anti Spyware's efficiency at removing ViewPoint Media Player (2012-03-16 20:57:15)
Defender Pro Ultimate
We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing ViewPoint Media Player (2012-03-16 20:57:15)
Virus Removal Phone Support
Help Line to remove ViewPoint Media Player

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.

Information added: 03/19/04 10:00; information updated: 03/16/12 18:20

Additional resources

Attention: If you know know a reputable website reated to security threats, please add a link here: add url

Comments on ViewPoint Media Player

Every one understands that mens life seems to be very expensive, however different people need money for different stuff and not every one gets big sums cash. Therefore to get good loans and just secured loan will be a right way out.
Cars and houses are not very cheap and not every person is able to buy it. But, mortgage loans was created to help different people in such situations.
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.

Related Reading: What is spyware?

Copyright © 2005 by Doug Edelman
Attention: PrProgamsStudios has moved to

You may download ViewpointKiller at the site for free. ViewpointKiller will remove Viewpoint Media Player, Viewpoint Manager, and Viewpoint Toolbar fully.
add remove is not adequate.
How do you delete Viewpoint from your registry keys?
More comments »

Post a comment

Attention: Use this form only if you have additional information about ViewPoint Media Player parasite, its removal instructions, additional resources or behavior. By clicking "post comment" button you agree not to post any copyrighted, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

Home page Name


(All fields are required)
Like us on Facebook
Recent Malware
Read on mobile
Press Mentions
I failed to remove ViewPoint Media Player using SpyHunter.


add text box
rss feed
help other
Spreading the knowledge: It is very hard to fight against computer parasites on the Internet alone. If you have a website, we would be more than happy if you would like to cooperate and help us spread the information about latest threats. Remember, knowledge is the most powerful weapon. Help your visitors protect their computers!