MediaPlayerZ is promoted as a useful media player compatible with both Windows and iOS. Even though it may appear as a user-friendly tool, its installation may compromise the computer’s safety in several ways. The truth is MediaPlayerZ can be classified as a potentially unwanted program. PUPs may be downloaded alongside other free software products available online.
Why Do I Have MediaPlayerZ Installed on my PC?
The program may be downloaded from legitimate websites. However, users should be very careful when choosing their software because many suspicious tools are presented as useful and effective.
Besides willingly downloading the application from a website, it could enter the PC in a silent way through the so-called bundled download. Bundling is mostly applied for financial reasons and is a quite popular technique among digital marketers. Developers often add third party software to their products to monetize various platforms or just to generate more revenue. Such packed downloads could be bypassed by selecting the advanced option upon installation, and unchecking whatever is unnecessary.
Is MediaPlayerZ Dangerous?
PUPs are not treated as malicious threats. Nonetheless, they may become a gateway to certain issues on a system. Most potentially unwanted apps are ad-supported which means that the display of advertisements is quite likely to start happening after MediaPlayerZ is installed. Clicking any of the proposed content may redirect the user to harmful pages.
Ad-supported software is also reported to add session cookies (spyware component) to the browser in order to collect private details. Personally identifiable information may consist of:
- Usernames and passwords (website credentials).
- IP addresses.
- Browsing histories and search entries.
To avoid any of the described risks, the removal of MediaPlayerZ is recommended to the user.
How Can I Remove MediaPlayerZ?
The most efficient way to recover the system is with the help of a trustworthy AV solution to scan, detect and delete all threats. For more experienced users, a manual removal guide is also available below the article.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter