Do you know what Beansplayer is?
You may be given the impression that Beansplayer is a safe and reliable media player. However, the fact of the matter is, it can open your browser by force and load promoted websites, and you cannot uninstall it from Control Panel. Therefore, we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program and recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. In this article, we will discuss how this program works, how it is distributed and how you can delete it from your PC. So if you have installed it on your PC, then you might want to read this whole article.
If you happen to install Beansplayer accidentally or if it is installed on your PC without your knowledge or authorization, then you should know that this program is dropped in %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\BeansPlayer, but you cannot uninstall it from Control Panel, so you have to go to this location and delete it manually. The fact that you cannot uninstall it from Control Panel is partly the reason we classified it as a potentially unwanted program. However, the main reason is the fact that this media player is set to install an executable file named Publisher.exe in the %Temp% folder. Publisher.exe is an executable file that is configured to open your default web browser by force and load promoted websites that generate money to its developers. The sites you may be exposed to can be game-related or feature freeware downloads. Nevertheless, not all of them are trustworthy. In any case, the fact that it can open your web browser at will is highly undesirable and unacceptable.
Our cyber security experts have found that Beansplayer uses content libraries from Bass.radio42.com and Un4seen.com which are entirely legitimate, yet leave much to be desired, so do not expect this media player to offer you a reliable service. Therefore, you might want to swap it for a better media player. However, before we go into its removal guide, let us take a look at how it is disseminated.
Our malware researchers have concluded that Beansplayer comes bundled with freeware bundles. These bundles feature multiple programs that can be installed on your PC without your knowledge or approval because they do not disclose the contents of the bundle. Therefore, you must select advanced/custom installation settings and uncheck its installation. As far as we know, software bundles are this program’s only dissemination channel.
In closing, Beansplayer is a questionable media player that deserved to be classified as a potentially unwanted program because of its undesirable advertising practices and lack of an uninstaller. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from your PC using the guide provided below.
Delete Beansplayer manually
- Hold down Win+E keys.
- Type %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% in the File explorer’s address box and press Enter.
- Find the BeansPlayer folder, right-click it and click Delete.
- Then, enter %Temp% in the address box and press Enter.
- Find the folder with Publisher.exe, right-click it and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Beansplayer only looks like a reliable media player while the reality is that this program is used for advertising. It can force open your browser and load promoted websites which is annoying and intrusive. However, its uninstaller in Control Panel does not work, so you have to delete its file manually. Please consult the guide above on how to get rid of it permanently.