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Remove Unity Web Player (Removal Guide) - updated Sep 2019

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: System tools

Unity Web Player is the application that gets installed without your permission and adds other files in several parts of the system

Unity Web Player Unity Web Player is the potentially unwanted application that often gets downloaded by users on purpose, but the activity of the program is shady. This is the infection that is not taken seriously because all the promotions claim about the function of playing free games, impressive graphics and so on. People fall for those advertisements and install the player themselves without considering shady behavior possibilities.

However, in most cases, this program as any other PUP, adware or browser hijacker comes pre-bundled during freeware installations. You should immediately think about the suspicious program when you encounter ads with Unity Web Player Ads on them or redirects to questionable pages filled with ads. This tool is related to advertisers and third-party companies, so ad-tracking[1] is the main issue that should make you eager to perform Unity Web Player removal.

Name Unity Web Player
Type  System tool/ adware
Symptoms  Affects the performance with continuous pop-ups and redirects, reinstalls itself and even installs other PUPs without users' consent and knowledge
Danger  Collects information regarding users' time online and searching preferences, installs useless tools and programs directly on the machine
Distribution Freeware installations, deceptive commercial content, other potentially unwanted programs 
Elimination Get professional anti-malware tool that scans the machine fully and remove Unity Web Player 

Unity Web Player is a free application developed by Unity Technologies ApS company that claims that this tool “enables you to view blazing 3D content created with Unity directly in your browser, and auto-updates as necessary. Unity allows you to build rich 3D games with animated characters, sizzling graphics, immersive physics. Then you can deliver the games to the web or as standalone players.” Unfortunately, but the fact that Unity Web Player is ad-supported and can make people torture inconvenient browsing once it is installed is glossed over.

In reality, it may inject a plug-in on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and install itself on Windows startup (for automatic log on). Since it's genuine adware, right after that it may fill websites that you visit with commercial advertisements (banners, in-text links, pop-ups, etc.) that offer you to visit various third-party websites for deals, discounts, and similar things.

Unfortunate, but Unity Web Player ads are not reliable and should not be clicked on due to a high risk of exposing your computer to unreliable or even unsafe third-party websites. Commercial pages, gambling sites and other content that focuses on advertising services can include malicious material and even lead to the direct installation of malware. Unity Web Player virus
Unity Web Player is a tool that creates files in different locations on the machine, so programs run repeatedly.

On top of that, the fact that the Unity Web Player tool as adware is going to use cookies is also not disclosed appropriately. Therefore, unauthorized collection of search terms, URLs visited, data entered in certain websites, IP address, email address, and other non-personal information may be regarded as a privacy violation.[2]

If you have a suspicion that this application has entered your machine via another freeware installation, check if UnityWebPlayerUpdate.exe executable is running and look for “Ads by Unity Web Player” withing your web browser, additional extension, add-ons.

If these symptoms are clear, then our recommendation would be to run a full system scan with Reimage because it's the easiest way to remove Unity Web Player. By running a full scan on the machine, you can eliminate all associated programs and even fix virus damage. Those executables that run in the background should be eliminated too.

Unity Web Player is a suspicious application that has recently been included in the 'potentially unwanted program' (PUP) list. Having this in mind, we can assure you that most probably you haven't installed it by yourself. Usually, it spreads as an attachment of various freeware/shareware as an 'optional download'. Luckily, it's possible to deselect such and similar PUPs and end up only with the freeware that you really opt for installing. Unity Web Player PUP
Unity Web Player is the intruder that gets bundled with other applications and can be exceptionally persistent.

Infiltration of potentially unwanted programs happens without users' knowledge

Applications that appear on the system out of nowhere shouldn't be trusted, especially when the infection causes additional frustration by running in the background. Even when you install such tools on purpose there is no value that the PUP provides. You should notice that immediately and get rid of the program.

Unfortunately, people are not paying much attention to the installations of freeware. That is a huge mistake because setups like that show information that is important for the user and security of the device. Additional installations get disclosed during such process, but when you skip through steps, you cannot control that.

For this purpose, it's a must to select the Advanced or Custom installation option and manually untick all checkboxes saying that you agree to install a program or any other unfamiliar third-party tool. Finally, keeping in mind that constant advertisements and redirects can make you visit unreliable websites while pop-up ads can make your browsing to hell, our strongest advice is to get rid of adware, hijackers and any other unwanted programs.

Unity Web Player virus elimination is not that easy but achievable with the right tools

Unity Web Player virus is NOT a kind of a tool that can be trusted. In contrast, it poses a risk to your PC's security, stability, and may even interfere with your privacy. Therefore, you should not even consider to keep it on the machine. Our security experts[3] have submitted a step-by-step termination tutorial that you can find down below.

However, our strongest recommendation is to perform Unity Web Player removal with the help of a decent (preferably updated) anti-malware program. This requirement is crucial because any semi-legitimate antivirus tool cannot detect such PUPs.

Install anti-malware program and run a system scan on the affected machine. Then you can remove Unity Web Player completely with all those malicious files, shady applications, and related cyber threats. Double-check to ensure that your system is virus-free.

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 Unity Web Player, follow these steps:

WindowsMac OS X

Eliminate Unity Web Player from Windows systems

Remove Unity Web Player tool with the help of the guide:

  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 Unity Web Player and related programs
    Here, look for Unity Web Player 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'
WindowsMac OS X

Uninstall Unity Web Player from Mac OS X system

You should follow the guide to fully terminate Unity Web Player tool

  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 Unity Web Player 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'

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