Do you know what Online Video Promoter is?
Our malware analysts have analyzed Online Video Promoter. This potentially unwanted program is often installed as Media Player, which is why many users only recognize it by this name. Even if this PUP uses a different name, you can easily identify it by checking the Task Manager Processes. If you find winpl.exe, it is very likely that you need to delete Online Video Promoter from your operating system. Some computer users choose to delete the malicious files – which usually hide in the TWV folder under %APPDATA% – to remove this unreliable program. Others rely on more popular removal methods. Our report will help you delete this PUP from your own operating system.
According to research conducted in our internal lab, Online Video Promoter is the same program as Online Ad Scanner. This potentially unwanted program was found traveling in Amonetize bundles along with such unreliable programs as Plus-HD, VuuPC, and Mystartsearch.com hijacker. If you find any of these threats installed on your PC, you need to examine your PC to learn if you do not need to remove Online Video Promoter as well. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that you will find this PUP traveling by itself. If you need assistance detecting the threats that require removal, you ought to install a legitimate and trusted malware scanner. If you pick the right scanner, it will not only inform you that you need to delete Online Video Promoter, but will also warn you about the remaining threats.
Online Video Promoter could use the malicious executable winpl.exe for many different actions. Our research team indicates that this file belongs to eLink Industry, Inc., and this is the publisher of Online Video Promoter itself. It appears that winpl.exe could be used to contact funwithvids.com. If the connection to this domain is successful, the file could automatically load and watch videos and the associated ads, which, consequently, might help generate profit. This monetizing system is very strange, but it certainly is annoying. If you do not remove Online Video Promoter from your PC, this program will use up incredible amounts of system resources, which results in the decrease of Internet connection and operative speeds.
There is no doubt that you need to remove Online Video Promoter from your operating system. Even though you might have installed this PUP thinking that it will help you watch certain online videos, we can assure you that it is a tool set up to help unreliable parties generate money. Even though it is possible that you will be able to delete Online Video Promoter and the related infections manually (see the guide below), you must scan your PC with a malware scanner afterwards to see if you were successful. If you were not, do not postpone the installation of automated malware removal software before your virtual security falls at risk.
Delete Online Video Promoter
Delete from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Open the Charm bar in Metro UI.
- Click the Search icon.
- Enter Uninstall a program.
- Open the utility and right-click the PUP.
- Choose Uninstall to remove the PUP.
Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Click the Windows button on the Taskbar.
- Open the Control Panel menu.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the undesirable program.
- Select Uninstall to remove it.
Delete from Windows XP
- Navigate to the Taskbar and click Start.
- Open the Control Panel menu.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Select Change or Remove Programs.
- Remove Online Video Promoter from the list.
In non-techie terms:
Online Video Promoter does not look like a malicious threat, and it is possible that it will not put your virtual security at great risk right away. Nonetheless, if you do not remove Online Video Promoter or the infections installed along with it soon, it is only a matter of time before you encounter trouble. If you have found that the infections have already corrupted your PC, you might have use for the removal guide below.