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What Is “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up?

“This Content Requires Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up“This Content Requires Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up, aka “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up is a fraudulent update notification that may appear on a computer in case it is contaminated with adware.
“The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up may be displayed on a browser each time the user opens an application. “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up may occur on the commonly used web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera and Mozilla Firefox.
The deceptive “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up message may try to download a number of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) on the compromised computer as the user clicks on the Yes/No buttons. Experts classify “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up as adware and potentially unwanted program and recommend its immediate removal from the affected PC.

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“The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up’s Symptoms:

  • Intrusive pop-up messages displayed on the screen, interrupting the user’s browsing activities.
  • May display various third party ads.
  • May cause unwanted redirects to questionable websites as the user opens the homepage on his browser.
  • May slow down the Internet performance and cause high CPU usage.

“The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up’s Distribution Methods

“The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up is often installed when the user visits unsafe webpages or follows questionable links, directing him to malicious websites. Another distribution method is via bundled downloads of free programs and applications. This is the most popular method to deliver adware along with the programs the user downloads and installs. The installation of potentially unwanted and unsafe applications and programs can be prevented by simply choosing the Custom options and opting out. “This Content Requires Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up can also be delivered through spam emails.

What Does “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up Do?

Once installed “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up starts displaying bogus update messages on the infected computer. The alerts appear every time the user opens a browser or tries to watch a video. This add-on is also known to show numerous pop-up ads from third parties, which may direct the user to potentially unsafe web locations. In case the user decides to follow the provided steps for upgrading the media player, he may end up installing various malware on his computer.

Should “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up Be Removed from the User’s PC?

Although “The Installation of Media Player 12.2 Update” Pop-up is not malicious per se, experts recommend its removal as soon as possible, because it may expose the compromised system to numerous security risks. The add-on can be removed manually or with the assistance of our anti-malware tool below.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Media Player 12.2 Update
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove Media Player 12.2 Update automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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