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Remove MPlayerX virus (Improved Instructions) - Sep 2016 update

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

MplayerX and its main characteristics:

If your value smooth, fast and uninterrupted browsing MplayerX virus infiltration is the last thing you should be dealing with. This rogue application is promoted as a tool providing an enhanced video streaming experience, but, unfortunately, these promises remain unfulfilled. In fact, the cyber security experts have labeled MplayerX an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and it is advisable to keep away from it. It can infect all the popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Edge. After the MplayerX hijack, the browsers usually start acting out, because the virus corrupts their settings, install codes of third party ads, drop its cookies and so on. If you have already noticed various pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, interstitials and other kinds of ads marked as “Ads by MplayerX” or “MplayerX Ads,” you should consider scanning your computer with a reputable anti-spyware as it is obvious that your computer has been infected with this adware. We recommend running a system scan with reputable anti-malware software, for instance Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

An illustration of the MplayerX adware virus

If you fail to carry out the MplayerX removal in time, get yourself prepared for the never-ending redirects to unknown websites, system slowdowns, and other annoying malfunctions. Beware that a single MplayerX redirect may cause some really serious issues on your PC. This questionable program seeks to promote sponsored websites that may be unsafe and try to spread various PUPs. In addition to that, your non-personally identifiable information may be gathered and used for affiliate marketing. Thus, if you do not want to found yourself in this situation, make sure that you remove MplayerX virus with the help of a reputable anti-spyware, for instance, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

To wrap this up, we should also inform you that MplayerX malware also is closely related to another well-known adware called the VSearch. So, if you see one of them on your computer, you can be sure the other might be just around the corner.

How can this suspicious program appear on your PC?

Like the majority of freeware, MplayerX has its official website that is actually very informative and seems reliable. There is a download button, and you may easily install this application right there. However, if you would try to find its End-User’s License Agreement and Privacy Policy sections in order to find more information about this app, you won’t manage to do so simply because they are not given. Beware that it immediately signals that something is wrong with this application, and we highly do not recommend installing it.

Unfortunately, this virus may get inside your computer without asking your permission directly. In most of the cases, this questionable program spreads bundled with various freeware and shareware and may get quite easily get inside unnoticed if users do not pay enough attention to the installation process of the new software. To avoid this happening, always select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully read every notification that is given to you. Look for check boxes stating that you accept to install MplayerX or any other browser plug-in, add-on, toolbar or extension and make sure that you deselect them all. Otherwise, you may be surprised in a negative way and experience various inconveniences later on.

How should you remove MplayerX from you PC?

If you think that your PC has already been infected with MplayerX virus, do not wait until it floods your browser with ads, redirects you to malicious sites or causes your computer to experience malfunctions. You should remove MplayerX without any delay. There are two ways you can do it. You can either allow your antivirus utility to take care of it or try to fight the infection yourself. Do not overestimate your skills, though, because even such considerably lightweight viruses can be surprisingly tricky to remove. We always urge the users to trust MplayerX removal to the professional and automatic antivirus software. If, for some reason, you are stuck with the automatic elimination, you can also find the manual virus removal guidelines down below.

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To remove MPlayerX virus, follow these steps:

Eliminate MPlayerX from Windows systems

  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 MPlayerX and related programs
    Here, look for MPlayerX 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'

Delete MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX 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'

Erase MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall MPlayerX virus 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, MPlayerX should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of MPlayerX from Google Chrome

  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 MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX 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 MPlayerX removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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