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Remove TubesPlayer ads (Virus Removal Instructions)

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You have probably visited our site because you cannot stand annoying “ads by TubesPlayer,” “TubesPlayer ads” or “brought to you by TubesPlayer” pop-ups anymore. In yes, you have come to the right place – we are going to define what TubesPlayer is and how you should deal with this untrustworthy software. Also, we are going to provide two possible removal options for this program.

What kind of program is TubesPlayer?

This software claims to be a useful program to watch viral videos directly from your desktop without browsing the Internet. It also claims to deliver funny videos and movies selected just for you. It also claims that it is completely free to use. However, you should not rely on such empty promises, and you should not be deceived that easily. Although this program is free for computer users, the sources of TubesPlayer income are hardly reliable.

TubesPlayer is an adware program, which gains pay-per-click income from its sponsors. These sponsors are doubtful third-party companies, which can be hardly relied on. Tubes Player works as a tool to generate direct web traffic to these third-party websites. Although we cannot claim that all of third-party websites promoted by this adware program are unreliable, unfortunately, the bulk of TubesPlayer related sites are dangerous, that is why you should not click on ads by TubesPlayer. These ads have hidden hyperlinks, which cause TubesPlayer redirects to these websites. Be careful as some of these web domains might promote malicious software, which can be downloaded without realizing the risk. If you want to keep your computer safe, we firmly recommend installing a reputable spyware/malware removal program, for instance, Reimage, and removing TubesPlayer PUP immediately.

TubesPlayer adware installation page

Questions about TubesPlayer ads

In addition to that, we must warn you that TubesPlayer can collect information about your browsing habits. For example, it can gather such information: browsing history, downloads, bookmarks, search queries, computer geolocation, IP address, and so on. Based on such information, TubesPlayer adware selects targeted advertisements and then displays them on your screen. Moreover, some security experts say that this program might sell information about your browsing habits to suspicious third-party sources, and we do not think that you want it to happen. You should also know that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) uses your computer resources to load its ads, and that is why its performance might decrease. Shortly said, this program has no use and should not remain on your system for any longer.

How can TubesPlayer hijack my computer?

TubesPlayer adware is spread in the same way like any other potentially unwanted program is. The developers of PUPs tend to attach their products to other freeware and shareware as ‘optional downloads.’ Sadly, you cannot immediately see these attachments before you download software from the Internet. You can find out if your selected program includes optional downloads only after downloading the software. You can easily check whether the program includes additional apps by choosing Custom or Advanced installation mode. If the software promotes some third-party programs, you should see a list of them in a further installation setup’s window. To refuse to install them, simply deselect the checkboxes near the suggestions to install such apps.

If you consider that TubesPlayer app has already been installed on your computer, we strongly recommend removing it. To find out how to do it, please continue reading on page 2.

How to remove this potentially unwanted program?

There are several ways how you can uninstall TubesPlayer virus from your PC. You can do it manually or automatically. To remove TubesPlayer manually, you should look for the removal instructions below this article. However, the automatic removal option is better because an anti-spyware program can eliminate not only this particular computer threat, but it can look through the whole computer system and find all the critical programs that might be hiding deeply in your system.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove TubesPlayer ads, follow these steps:

Erase TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer and related programs
    Here, look for TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer 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'

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

Delete TubesPlayer ads 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, TubesPlayer should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Get rid of TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer 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 TubesPlayer removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Olga says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Finally I have understood what was the problem with my computer, I could not use it normally until I removed this adware! It was lagging all the time and showing annoying ads all the time. Jeez…

  2. Kost says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I used SpyHunter, really good app. I would recommend it for all my friends, for sure!

  3. shrine6 says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    good tutorial, thanx 😉

  4. Reese says:
    December 31st, 2015 at 5:51 am

    good article, learned a lot from it. you rock, 2-spyware! I cleaned my PC . E a s i l y !

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