Do you know what Zoom Player is?
Zoom Player is a media player that can be downloaded from zpdownload.info or another source. It is quite popular among users who play videos and listen to the music. We suspect that users tend to download and install this application on their computers because it claims to be “the most powerful, flexible, and customizable media player.” We agree that this media player looks beneficial at first sight. In addition, it works quite well, i.e. it opens different media files. Even though it looks good and works beneficially, there is still a risk that this program will act in an undesirable way. Therefore, specialists have decided to put it into the category of potentially unwanted programs. We will explain you further in this article why it is so. We are sure that some users will decide to eliminate this program from their systems after reading how Zoom Player might act, which is why we have prepared the manual removal instructions as well. Feel free to use them if you decide that it is better not to keep Zoom Player installed.
Potentially unwanted applications are not extremely bad programs; however, they might start acting in an undesirable way. In case of Zoom Player, specialists have managed to find out that it might download and install some kind of Trojan.Downloader on the system without permission despite the fact that it acts the way it should (i.e. it plays media files) and seems to be reliable. This Trojan.Downloader will be used to download and install other infections on the system. Of course, this will be done behind a user’s back. People who live in the United States should be especially careful because this software is primarily targeted at them. Unfortunately, you might have it installed even if you have downloaded it yourself because this piece of software might sneak onto computers in software bundles.Zoom Player screenshot
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Believe us; there are hundreds of different bad applications on the web, and they might really put your system into danger. Therefore, you should remove Zoom Player right now, if it is possible. If you let it stay and it downloads malware, you might notice that your Internet is slower than usual, your programs crash, another search engine and homepage is set, and hundreds of commercial advertisements appear on your screen every day. Of course, malware might perform all kinds of other activities as well. To reduce the possibility of encountering malware, you should delete Zoom Player and then install a trustworthy security tool on your computer. If you do that, potentially unwanted programs like Zoom Player and much more serious threats will not manage to sneak onto your computer ever again. Of course, you should not download software from unreliable third-party websites too because it is known that Zoom Player and other suspicious programs are spread in software bundles mainly. Users usually get these software bundles from torrent websites, file-sharing websites, and other third-party web pages.
Some users do not even notice when Zoom Player enters their systems because it might not even inform them about that. If you do not know whether you have this program installed too, you should check your Desktop. If you find the shortcut of Zoom Player, there is no doubt that this player is installed. What’s more, you will also notice its folder in such directories as %PROGRAMFILES% (or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%), %APPDATA%, %ALLUSERPROFILE%, and %USERPROFILE%. Moreover, users will also see new registry keys if they open the Registry Editor and go to HKLM\Software\ or HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\.
Zoom Player is not a serious computer infection. Therefore, you will be able to eliminate it from Control Panel. You can find instructions that will help you to do that below this article; however, if you feel that you cannot take care of this PUP yourself, scan your system with SpyHunter. We are sure that it will remove all the infections from your system. On top of that, it will make sure that other undesirable applications cannot sneak onto your PC again.
How to remove Zoom Player
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the unwanted program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on Zoom Player.
- Click Uninstall.
- Launch RUN and enter Control Panel in the box.
- Tap Enter.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable software.
- Uninstall it.
In non-techie terms:
Even though Zoom Player is gone, it does not mean that your system is clean. Therefore, you should scan it with the diagnostic tool after you delete Zoom Player manually. You can download a free diagnostic scanner from our web page. You will just have to download it, install it, and scan your system with it. Of course, you can find those unreliable threats manually too, but it is very difficult to do that. Besides, other threats hide very deep on the system.