Do you know what FL Player is?
FL Player is an ad-supported program that can make your browsing a miserable experience by the pop-up ads it keeps displaying. This browser plugin tries to pose as a media player as suggested by its name, but, unfortunately, if you have it in on your computer, it may have entered surreptitiously since you cannot directly download it. Thus, we would not be surprised if you had several more malware infections on your computer as well. If you care about security, it is essential for you to have an idea what you might face if you have this adware on your computer. By the end of our article you will hopefully know more and also understand why we ask you to remove FL Player right away.
Since this browser plugin is not available for download, it has an option to travel in free software bundles, which is a preferred method of distribution when it comes to adware or other malware infections. Of course, this does not mean that there are no reliable and legitimate freeware bundles. However, you need to be careful which websites you visit to download free software from. We recommend staying away from unfamiliar or suspicious websites that host freeware. These sites are commonly used to promote infectious bundles. Users usually download these by clicking on the wrong button or link. If you stick with a familiar site, you can avoid such unnecessary headache that comes with installing a bundle packed with a handful of infections. But if it has already happened, you need to act ASAP and delete FL Player together with all the other related threats.FL Player screenshot
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FL Player only affects Internet Explorer. While this may be good news for those who prefer to use the other popular browsers, we still recommend that you uninstall this application as soon as possible. In addition to the extremely annoying advertisements this adware keeps displaying, you need to be aware of the potential risks these can mean for you. FL Player can collect information about your browsing activities based on which customized third-party ads can be sent to your screen. It would not even be a big problem if these ads could be trusted all the time. As a matter of fact, nobody can guarantee that by clicking on these ads you will always land on reliable and legitimate websites. If you get unlucky and end up on a fake or infected website, you can multiply your system security issues you already have by having this adware on your system. Therefore, it is important that you remove FL Player now.
It may come as a relief to know that it is a simple task to clean your system of FL Player as you can uninstall it via Control Panel. It is possible that not all users know how to remove programs manually; therefore, we have included instructions below. Please follow them and you should be fine. It is also important to remember to check your system for other infections that may be present. In order to deal with these, we suggest that you install reliable malware removal software that can automatically tackle all emerging security issues. If you still have questions, please leave us a comment below.
Remove FL Player from Windows
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the undesirable application and click Remove.
Windows 7 & Windows Vista
- Access the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Tap Win+X and select Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the unwanted application and click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
FL Player is an ad-supported program that shows annoying advertisements and ruins your browsing experience. But apart from that it can also collect information about you in order to present you with targeted ads. Since third-party ads cannot always be trusted and might be utilized by schemers, you need to avoid these ads at all costs. This adware may also bring other infections on-board. All in all, we recommend removing FL Player and all other threats as soon as possible. If you want to go for a more comfortable solution, we advise you to use a reputable antimalware application to do all the tedious work for you automatically.