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Remove GUPlayer (Removal Guide) - Aug 2017 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

GUPlayer adware repeatedly displays third-party ads and annoys computer users

Examples of GUPlayer ads

GUPlayer (by Bechiro S.L.) is an adware-type software that falls into potentially unwanted programs' (PUP) group. The official website of it advertises it as a useful media player capable of combining rich functionality and a user-friendly interface. In reality, it is a spyware-type application that tracks user's online behaviour only to serve annoying web ads. Experts recommend to remove GU Player it to avoid getting intrusive pop-up ads and keep your personal information secure.

This questionable media player is the reason why many people now suffer from a continuous flow of third-party advertisements, annoying redirects to sponsored websites, system slow downs[1] and other inconveniences.

If you have recently installed a freeware from the Internet and noticed aforementioned performances on your computer, you should open your Task Manager and look if GUPlayer.exe process is not silently running on your system. If so, there is no doubt that you have accidentally installed a whole bundle of programs instead of one.

The activity of the adware can be shortly described in such way:

  • The shady adware may access, collect and share user's browsing habits.
  • Once it gets inside[2], it hijack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, other less popular web browsers and installs tracking software on each of them.
  • As a consequence, the performance of these web browsers significantly deteriorates.
  • Thus, no matter which one you prefer using, this adware will still be capable of seeing what websites do you visit, how long do you stay there, what search queries do you type, your PC location, IP address, email address and so on.
  • As soon as it collects an appropriate amount of information, it sends it to remote control servers and use it for delivering people personalized ads.

Questions about GUPlayer

Seem useful, isn't it? For example, if you were recently looking for the best offers for vacation, you may expect pop-up ads with cheap flights, hotels and so on. Unfortunately, 'Ads by GUPlayer' are, usually, fake and reroute people to predetermined websites. We have found some suspicious statements on the program's official website, which we would like to share with you:

[The software] will collect and treat any data the users insert in the available forms of this website […] as well as any other information [the software] may automatically capture in relation with the technical specifications of the user's equipment: operating system version, internet browser version, CPU type, internet connection type, operating system language, IP address, cookies activation, Java activation and screen resolution […] Data can be personal”

We want to warn you that sharing such information with a company of suspicious reputation might not be the best idea. You can never know where the collected data is going to end up on, and what it is actually going to be used for. 

Since no one knows if advertised websites are safe because adware's affiliates may not be selected or monitored, we highly recommend avoiding those ads and running a full system scan with anti-spyware software as soon as you notice those commercials on your web browser.

To prevent the said program from ruining your browsing experience, we suggest using anti-malware tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner for its removal. You can find security software reviews on our website as well. These programs can easily finish the GUPlayer removal as well as get rid of all other suspicious programs in no time.

GUPlayer adware
GUPlayer adware is a suspicious free program that poses as a useful media player. In reality, this program annoys computer users by collecting their browsing-related data and displaying targeted ads that appear in pop-ups and banners.

Adware distribution channels, methods and other things you should know

Similarly to other adware-type programs, GU Player malware typically infiltrates into the system along with free software. You should beware that the majority of free programs that are promoted on various third-party websites are bundled with 'optional downloads' because freeware developers earn the money this way.

Even though, 'bundling' is not considered as an illegal marketing and distribution method, nowadays it is mainly used for distributing potentially unwanted programs. That's why you should be more careful when downloading and installing freeware from the Internet.

Avoid Recommended or Quick installation because it is, usually, set to install additional components by default. Instead of it, choose Advanced or Custom installation mode because it discloses all available check boxes, including the ones that offer to install optional downloads.

If you spot notifications claiming that you accept to install plug-in, add-on, toolbar, or extension, deselect them without hesitation. Otherwise, you may end up with another adware or potentially unwanted program on your computer.

GUPlayer is not a malicious program itself, but it implements various suspicious activities behind your back and tries to trick you in various ways. Therefore, it goes without saying that you should remove it.

Instructions on how to remove GU Player

GUPlayer removal does not require a lot of effort, especially if you have already dealt with an adware-type program before. You can eliminate it manually or automatically but due to the fact that the adware may be not the only PUP on your computer we highly recommend running a full system scan for its removal.

Please follow these instructions prepared by our team to remove GUPlayer from your computer system with ease. We highly recommend you to read the instructions carefully first to be sure that you understand them. If you have any questions because the instructions seem unclear, do not hesitate and contact our team for help.

In case you've been looking for an answer to “guplayer o que é” question, consider visit this computer security site that provides information in Portuguese language –[3].

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To remove GUPlayer, follow these steps:

Erase GUPlayer from Windows systems

In order to uninstall GUPlayer, you must complete the given directions:

Firstly, uninstall all programs related to the said adware program and get rid of other suspicious applications that you cannot remember installing.

Then, check each of your browsers for extensions/add-ons associated with the suspicious media player or other potentially unwanted programs and delete them.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall GUPlayer and related programs
    Here, look for GUPlayer or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall GUPlayer from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for GUPlayer or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove GUPlayer from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for GUPlayer and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete GUPlayer removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete GUPlayer from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, GUPlayer should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate GUPlayer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select GUPlayer and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete GUPlayer removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of GUPlayer from Google Chrome

Delete unknown/suspicious browser extensions from Chrome to stop the flow of GUPlayer ads.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select GUPlayer and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete GUPlayer removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase GUPlayer from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for GUPlayer or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete GUPlayer removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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