|Name||ifishplayer by Tuguu SL|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP, Adware|
|Short Description||The application is advertised as a versatile video player.|
|Symptoms||The browser’s settings may be hijacked, additional software may be downloaded, and advertisements displayed.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, the official website, other freeware pages.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By ifishplayer by Tuguu SL|
If you have noticed ifishplayer installed on your PC without your actual consent, you may have executed a bundled download. ifishplayer may not be malicious, but it may serve as an indication of adware (ad-supported software) and PUA (potentially unwanted application) infiltration. Moreover, ifishplayer is developed by Tuguu SL – a well-known distributor of adware and monetization platforms. Even though ifishplayer is not malicious, it should be removed from the system.
ifishplayer Primary Executable:
- Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ifishplayer
- Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ifishplayer\uninstall.exe
- Estimated size: 29.92 MB
ifishplayer Description and Behavior
We have already written about software developed by Tuguu SL. Additionally, we have also talked about the company’s third party advertising and affiliate policies.
ifishplayer doesn’t differ much from other potentially unwanted software from Tuguu. Once installed, ifishplayer may generate advertisements such as:
- Pop-up ads.
- Text-context link ads.
Usually, such advertisements promote the installation of questionable browser extensions, optimization utilities, and rogue software. ifishplayer may also turn random page texts into hyperlinks. Interacting with any of the content brought by ifishplayer is considered risky and should be avoided.
Ad-supported software tends to have dubious Privacy Policies and Download Agreements. Here is an excerpt of ifishplayer’s EULA (End User License Agreement):
→Your download and software installation is managed by the installer. The installer downloads the files necessary to install your software; and scans your computer for specific files and registry settings to ensure software compatibility with your operating system and other software installed on your computer. Once the installer has been initiated, you will be presented with a welcome screen, it allows you to choose to install the software or cancel out of the process. We may show you one or more partner software offers. You are not required to accept a software offer to receive your download. We may also offer to: change your browser’s homepage; change your default search provider. Software we own and our partner’s software may include advertisements within the application.
Thus, ifishplayer and affiliate software can act as a browser hijacker and take over the browser’s settings. What we just described may seem illegal but, as a matter of fact, it is not. Users take responsibilities for their actions or the lack of any. That is why third party service providers seek to exploit users’ negligence, e.g. not reading the EULA of ifishplayer or other PUPs.
ifishplayer Removal Options
ifishplayer is primarily distributed through bundling and generates advertisements. Thus, its uninstallation is highly advisory. However, to completely recover the system’s normal condition, running a full system, automated scan is required. Because of its affiliate policy and the user’s tendency to skip advanced/custom installation, ifishplayer may have brought an unknown number of PUPs into the system.
Nonetheless, we have provided helpful instructions for manual removal. They are located below the article.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall ifishplayer by Tuguu SL in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall ifishplayer by Tuguu SL.
Step 2: Remove ifishplayer by Tuguu SL from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select ifishplayer by Tuguu SL and click “Remove”
After ifishplayer by Tuguu SL is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select ifishplayer by Tuguu SL to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After ifishplayer by Tuguu SL has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on ifishplayer by Tuguu SL
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall ifishplayer by Tuguu SL. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the ifishplayer by Tuguu SL will be removed.
Step 3: Remove ifishplayer by Tuguu SL automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all ifishplayer by Tuguu SL associated objects.