How to remove MediaPlayerVids0 Adware
What is MediaPlayerVids0:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
MediaPlayerVids0 or MediaPlayerVids0 Ads is a browser extension (plugin or add-on), that pretends to be an online video enhancement tool, which will improve your browsing experience. However, we strongly advise against the installation of MediaPlayerVids0 as it is classified as an adware and/or PUP. It appears that MediaPlayerVids0 is distributed via the “bundle” model, which combines several free ad-supported software products into a single software bundle. MediaPlayerVids0 is capable of showing various unwanted advertisements on almost every webpage you visit, including the search results. Once installed, the MediaPlayerVids0 browser extension quickly corrupts the browser’s settings, making the recovery even harder. If your computer starts showing suspicious web alert ads, claiming they are – “By MediaPlayerVids0”, “Ads by MediaPlayerVids0”, “MediaPlayerVids0 Ads”, “Powered by MediaPlayerVids0”, “Brought by MediaPlayerVids0” or “Brought to you by MediaPlayerVids0” – you should consider your PC infected & your online security compromised. MediaPlayerVids0 seems to work with all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Usually, users that have it installed on their systems might experience various pop-up or pop-under browser ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, sponsored link advertisements or other ads, displayed on popular web pages. You should consider your search results compromised as well. Most likely, in the search results you’ll get lots of 3rd party ads and/or SPAM.
MediaPlayerVids0 is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and is being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation. The possible distribution of MediaPlayerVids0 varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, video and audio codecs, e-mail attachments, torrents, clicking on suspicious 3rd party ads or banners etc..
The main idea of MediaPlayerVids0 is to generate as much traffic as possible, that later could easily be monetized via one of the many online marketing platforms. Please note, that to find out your browsing habits, the developers of this & similar adware would collect browsing information, but the data they collect seems to be much more than just your browsing history. MediaPlayerVids0 may use tracking cookies and other relevant techniques, used to collect personal data like login information, usernames, passwords, financial information including credit card numbers, bank statements and account numbers etc. That’s why this malware should not be left unattended, and needs to be terminated immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online security.
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for regular or novice users) using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic MediaPlayerVids0 Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect MediaPlayerVids0 and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can find SpyHunter Installation Instructions here: (LINK) SpyHunter`s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or to purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Manual MediaPlayerVids0 Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove MediaPlayerVids0 Adware/PUP manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this Manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove MediaPlayerVids0 Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to MediaPlayerVids0, MediaPlayerVids0, iReview, Obrona Blockads, Media Player 1.1, Video Player, YoutubeAdBlocker, Enterprise Policy, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom, Mac Free Converter, DP1815, Youtube Downloader HD, DVDX Player 3.2, Fast Free Converter, SafeSaver, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, Savings Bull, Feven Pro 1.1, Couponpueke, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, LyricsBuddy-1 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find such, double-click on it and try to remove it. Although, please mind that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove MediaPlayerVids0 from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After IE completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run”. 3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-left corner), click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will reopen.
3. Delete any folders or files related to MediaPlayerVids0 by checking the following locations: