Do you know what StackPlayer is?
StackPlayer is a recently developed application that is targeted at people who like watching online videos stored on such websites as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and Blinkx. It is said on the start page of its official website that users could watch videos straight from their Desktops if they install the application. Also, they could find interesting videos very quickly because all of them are put into several different categories such as News, Sports, Movie Trailers, Gamers, Cooking, etc. It seems that this application really allows users to find and watch videos; however, we still cannot call it a reliable piece of software because it has several drawbacks. We will tell you more about StackPlayer in our article. We bet that the majority of users will decide to remove the application from their computers, so we are going to talk about its deletion in the last paragraph as well. Continue reading!
Before we start speaking about the StackPlayer removal, let us explain to you why it has been put into the category of potentially unwanted programs. The first problem is associated with the main window of this software. It is said that it can be positioned, resized, and it is possible to adjust the “level of transparency in order to view and even continue to click and work through the player, creating an ideal video-viewing environment for multi-taskers”; however, many users have noticed that it tends to stay on top of other programs, i.e. it does not do what it says, which people often find quite irritating. What is more, there is a possibility that you will start seeing advertisements once you install StackPlayer. These ads should be shown within the application’s window only; however, if you surf the web and come across commercials on legitimate websites that have not shown ads before, there is a tiny possibility that StackPlayer is responsible for their presence. Believe us; you will also find ads quite annoying no matter they appear on the video player, or you find them on websites. In addition, specialists say that there is a slight possibility that ads will redirect to other websites that might not be very trustworthy, so you should be careful with them.StackPlayer screenshot
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Some users believe that this program could no longer act the way it does, e.g. show ads, once they close it and never open again; however, this is not exactly true. Our team of specialists has tested this potentially unwanted program and found that it creates the Value in the Run registry key (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It does that to be able to start with the Windows OS, i.e. it is capable of launching automatically. In order to be able to work properly, it will also put its folder to %LOCALAPPDATA%, %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data, and %PROGRAMFILES% (or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%).
Of course, StackPlayer cannot be called a very dangerous application; however, researchers cannot call it reliable as well because trustworthy programs never enter computers without permission. Yes, you have understood correctly – StackPlayer might have entered your PC without your direct permission. If you wonder how it is possible, you should know that it usually comes bundled with other applications that are not associated with it in any way. In order not to install software bundles again, you should always download programs from trustworthy websites and read all the information provided for you in installation windows. Last but not least, security experts suggest that you acquire and install a reliable security tool.
Luckily, StackPlayer has an entry in Control Panel, which means that it will not be hard to remove it. If you have ever tried erasing a program yourself, we are sure that it will be easy for you to get rid of this PUP as well. In case it is your first time, use our manual removal instructions or scan your computer with an automatic malware remover.
- Click on the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs and select the undesirable software.
- Click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on StackPlayer and then click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN (Win+R).
- Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application you wish to remove and then click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
As you already know after reading through this article, it does not mean that the application is fully reliable just because it looks good. Therefore, you need to be careful with programs you will install in the future. We suggest checking applications you have as well because they might only pretend to be fully reliable to stay longer on your PC.