BeansPlayer ads (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Easy Removal Guide

BeansPlayer ads Removal Guide

What is BeansPlayer ads?

Reasons to keep away from BeansPlayer ads

Seeing BeansPlayer ads on the browser might warn you about adware[1] program staying on your computer. This ad-supported program probably sneaked inside your PC bundled with one of the recently installed software. Computer users report that online ads started popping up immediately after installing the BeansPlayer media player. Indeed, the adware program, which is responsible for delivering these ads, might came along with this media player, as well as many other free programs.[2] On the affected computer this adware program is activated from the Publisher.exe file. As soon as the so-called BeansPlayer virus launches this file, your browser is flooded with commercial material. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) generates so many advertisements and initiates sudden redirects that your browser might constantly crash and freeze. Browsing the Web with an infected browser is nearly impossible. Thus, you should consider BeansPlayer removal.

BeansPlayer ads might show up in every form and shape: pop-ups, in-text ads, banners, discount coupons, etc. They might look like the ordinary online ads that offer various discounts, coupon boxes or suggest installing software. However, if you see one of these labels you should keep away from these advertisements: “Ads by XXX,” “Ads powered by XXX,“ “Powered by XXX, “RocketTab powered by XXX“ and “Brought to you by XXX.“ These ads are unreliable and might lead to the shady websites where you might be tricked into installing fake software or its updates,[3] revealing personal information[4] or get infected with malware. Having so-called BeansPlayer virus on the computer might increase your chances to catch ransomware or Trojan because developers of the malicious software often use malvertising[5] as one of the distributions methods. Thus, seeing an increased amount of online ads should motivate you to take care of your computer’s security. Install reputable anti-malware/anti-spyware program, such as FortectIntego, and run a full system scan. It helps to remove BeansPlayer as well as other suspicious entries.

BeansPlayer adsBeansPlayer ads might offer discounts to shop online or suggest installing various software. Though, they are not reliable.

How did this adware end up on my computer?

Adware programs spread similarly to other potentially unwanted applications – bundled with other free software that you can download from various online sources, such as torrents, file-sharing websites or networks. If you have recently installed particular freeware or shareware, it might be responsible for BeansPlayer hijack. However, if you would have been more careful, you might have eluded this activity. For software installation, you need to choose Advanced or Custom settings. Using this installation wizard, you have a chance to see what third-party apps are offered for you to download. Once you find the check-box with pre-selected entries, opt out all of them. No matter how reliable or interesting they might seem, they are barely useful. Meanwhile, Quick or Recommended options do not offer this opportunity and allow all additional programs to enter the system without warning the user. Thus, you should not rely on these settings. What is more, computer users complain that their browsers were flooded with ads after they had installed BeansPlayer media player. Indeed, this application might include some third-party adware program which is responsible for these advertisements. Hence, we recommend looking for another tool to play audio or video files. However, if you made a mistake, now it’s the perfect time to fix it! As you already know, ads are more than annoying, and BeansPlayer redirect tendencies do not promise anything good. Thus, it’s time to remove adware from the PC!

How to get rid of the troublesome BeansPlayer adware?

Ad-blocking programs won’t help you to escape the attack of these advertisements. You have to put a little bit more effort in BeansPlayer removal. You need to find and delete adware program which is responsible for this intrusive activity. Check the list of installed programs and uninstall the one(s) that you don’t remember installing. Also, look trough the list of browser extensions. There you might also find few surprises. However, if you preferrer simpler method to remove BeansPlayer, you should rely on anti-malware software. Install one of the listed tools below, update it and run a full system scan. The program will do the job for you.

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Getting rid of BeansPlayer ads. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

From the Program list remove BeansPlayer and other suspicious entries that might have been installed without your knowledge. The step-by-step guide below will help you to complete this task. Besides, don’t forget to check all web browsers too. You might find unknown extensions that might be tracking data or delivering ads.

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Mac OS X are rarely in the target eye of the adware developers. However, if you see BeansPlayer ads, please follow the steps below to get rid of this annoying program.

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

The steps below will help you to fix Microsoft Edge after the hijack.

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Have a look at the list of extensions. Do you see some unknown and suspicious entries installed on Mozilla Firefox? If yes, uninstall them without consideration because they might be related to BeansPlayer adware.

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Make sure you remove all suspicious extensions, plugins, and toolbars from the Google Chrome. They might be related to BeansPlayer virus and flood your browser with ads.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Follow the instructions below to remove all suspicious components from the Safari. Various add-ons and extensions might be responsible for delivering ads by BeansPlayer.

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of BeansPlayer registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

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