Do you know what You need to update your media player pop-up is?
If you do not want to accidentally install a bunch of suspicious programs, ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up is what you need to avoid. This suspicious notification may be presented to you on various websites and it could be displayed by active adware. Have you discovered that after installing some suspicious application your browsers are being flooded by online advertisements? If you have, we strongly recommend that you delete ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up related software. Needless to say, we also recommend that you remove any applications which may have been installed together with the allegedly legitimate media player update. Please continue reading to learn more.
Our researchers have analyzed the suspicious ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up and have discovered that this notification is truly untrustworthy. First of all, it does not initiate the update of the media player you are running on your personal computer. Instead of doing that it simply initiates the installation of the FLV player published by Somoto Ltd. Are you familiar with this company? It is also the publisher of DealBulldog, Bundled Software Uninstaller and SpeedUpMyComputer. Furthermore, the alleged update is packaged together with undesirable programs, including adware, suspicious browser plugins and computer applications. For example, if you trust ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up and pay little attention to the installation process, you may discover Ask Web Search, Torch browser and Movies Toolbar installed on your personal computer. You should remove these if you did not agree to install them and if you are not aware as to how they run on the PC.
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To remove ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up related applications from the system, you can install automatic malware detection/removal software. This is a removal option we strongly recommend because the suspicious FLV Player could have entered your PC with undesirable and potentially malicious programs. What is more, an authentic security program would keep your operating system guarded against virtual threats even after all undesirable programs are deleted. Are you interested in the manual removal? Then follow the guides below and utilize a malware scanner to check if all threats have been deleted.
How to delete unwanted programs
Delete from Windows XP:
- Click Start (on Task Bar) and select Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs, select the undesirable one and click Remove.
Delete from Windows Vista/ Windows 7:
- Click the Start icon on the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program, then right-click the one you wish to remove and select Uninstall.
Delete from Windows 8:
- Right-click on the Metro UI menu, select All apps and move to the Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program and right-click the one you wish to remove. Click Uninstall.
How to remove unwanted browser tools
Remove from Mozilla Firefox:
- Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
- Select Options and click the General tab.
- Overwrite/delete the Home Page and click OK.
- Click the search provider icon placed on the search box.
- Select Manage Search Engines.
- Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.
- Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Add-ons Manager.
- Go to Extensions and Remove the undesirable plugin.
Remove from Google Chrome:
- Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
- Select Tools and click Extensions to open a new tab.
- Find the undesirable extension and click the recycle bin icon.
- Select Remove to get rid of the undesirable plugin.
- Go to the menu on the left and select Settings.
- Under On Startup mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
- Click Set pages and find the undesirable URL.
- Overwrite/remove (click X) the undesirable URL and click OK.
- Go to Appearance and click Show Home button.
- Click Change and then repeat step 8.
- Go to Search, click Manage search engines and repeat step 8.
Remove from Internet Explorer:
- Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
- As the Tools menu appears select Manage Add-ons.
- Click Search Providers (menu on the left).
- Add a new search provider and Remove the undesirable one.
- Move to the menu on the left and click Toolbars and Extensions.
- Disable the undesirable option and click Close.
- Simultaneously tap Alt+T to open a menu at the top again.
- Select Internet Options and click the General tab.
- Overwrite/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.
In non-techie terms:
‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up is a misleading notification which you need to ignore. If you keep facing this pop-up, there is a great chance that adware is running on the system, and you should delete it as soon as possible. We recommend using automatic removal software to delete ‘You need to update your media player’ pop-up related applications; however, you can try to perform the task manually as well.
Aliases: Update media player pop-up.