Do you know what Lightspark Player Pro Popup is?
Lightspark Player Pro Popup is a notification that pops up on your browser’s window when you have an adware or a freeware application installed on your computer. You most probably installed an adware application bundled with some program that you have downloaded from a third party website. Although it may seem that Lightspark Player Pro Popup is promoting a legal flash player, it is very likely that this notification has nothing to do with the legitimate software, and in order to get rid of Lightspark Player Pro Popup, you will need to terminate adware programs responsible for it.
The original Lightspark Player is an open source Flash player for Linux operating system. It can support all the latest Flash formats by Adobe and AVM3 virtual machine. It can be downloaded at lightspartk.github.io and actually there is no need to click the INSTALL button you see on Lightspark Player Pro Popup. The notification on the pop-up may seem very tempting especially as it says that:
Please Install Lightspart Player Pro to Continue (Required)
Superior HD video performance with hardware acceleration of video
Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
Faster graphics rendering support with Internet Explorer 9
Bug fixes and security enhancements
Full security research shows that after having clicked the INSTALL button on Lightspark Player Pro Popup, a software download is initiated via Fusion Installer. It does seem that you are downloading a media player, because the setup file is titled player-mozilla.exe (or player-explore.exe depending on your browser), but the problem is that the player in question is very unlikely to be the original Lightspark Player, and what is more – there are lot of additional freeware/adware programs downloaded and installed along with it.
It has been confirmed by research that Lightspark Player Pro Popup appears on browser window when the computer has Ads by Media Viewer installed. Consequently, this adware program also comes bundled with other freeware applications. It means that there is no one particular program that would be responsible for generating Lightspark Player Pro Popup. In other words, to get rid of the pop-up and to protect your system from any potential security threats, you need to remove all the potentially unwanted and dangerous applications from the PC immediately.
If you have no idea which programs could be related to Lightspark Player Pro Popup, you can always scan the system with a licensed antimalware tool that will determine all the potentially undesirable files and applications, and later on remove them automatically. Manual removal is always possible, but keep in mind that investing in a reliable computer security application would help you safeguard the system from various security risks.
How to remove unwanted programs
- Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of the desktop.
- Wait for Charm bar to appear and click Settings.
- Select Control Panel and open Uninstall a program.
- Highlight unwanted applications and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove unwanted applications.
- Click Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall undesirable applications.
In non-techie terms:
Lightspark Player Pro Popup is a part of a social engineering scheme that helps third parties make financial profit. It may also expose you to a number of potential computer security threats, so you are strongly recommended to remove Lightspark Player Pro Popup and all the related applications from your computer right now.
Aliases: Player Pro Popup.