Do you know what 1Player is?
1Player is a media player that is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Although it is perfectly normal to download 1Player from its official website, sometimes it may also get installed on target computers in software packages, so you may not even notice how 1Player enters your computer. The point is that this program might track your online activity to generate customized commercial ads, and, as we all know, third-party ads could lead to specific computer security issues. Thus, if it was not your intention to have this application, you should remove 1Player from your computer ASAP.
The official website for is located at onefloorapp.com/1player.aspx. The user’s interface looks sophisticated and user-friendly, and we really cannot say that there is something genuinely wrong about 1Player. The application is promoted as a “FREE Multimedia Player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD and much much more.” In short, 1Player is said to be “simple, fast and powerful.” The only problem is that since the application is distributed for free, there is definitely some catch to it. For instance, our research specialists have not encountered any disturbances, but we have see computer users complain that 1Player displays commercial ads.1Player screenshot
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According to various reports, 1Player may collect information on what websites you visit in order to generate tailored commercial ads. These pop-ups may appear randomly in your browser during your web surfing sessions, or they could be displayed on the 1Player’s window when you watch some video. Either way, commercial advertisements are always annoying, and they do not allow you to do something you want properly. Not to mention that there is no saying what kind of content gets embedded in the 1Player ads and whether it is reliable enough.
Usually, freeware applications rely on third-party advertising to cover their development costs. Consequently, they do not review the third-party content, and it creates a security loophole that could be exploited by cyber criminals. We are not trying to say that 1Player is a corrupted application, far from it. But if the program was installed on your system bundled with other freeware, you should seriously consider removing it right now.
Freeware bundling might seem like a harmless method of software distribution, but most of the time users do not even realize they install multiple applications on their computers. As a result, a number of potential threats and unwanted applications end up being set up on target computers, and users need to deal with that manually.
If you did not want to have 1Player on your system, remove the application via Control Panel and check for other unnecessary applications while you are at it. Should you need any assistance with software removal, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
How to Remove 1Player
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Drag the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Click Settings on the Charm bar and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove 1 Media Player.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove 1 Media Player.
- Click the Start menu button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Access Add or remove programs and uninstall 1 Media Player.
In non-techie terms:
1Player is a genuine media player that can play various multimedia files. However, it also comes with additional features that you might not light that much. Not to mention that the program could be installed with a software bundle without you noticing it. If that is the case, then you are suggested to remove 1Player from your computer.