Fusionplayer is believed to be an ad-supported PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program). It comes in the form of a media player that claims it will mix media files of different formats and create playlists that will run on your computer. It also claims to support the adding of stream videos. When we downloaded and researched it, some interesting details, regarding the app popped out into the open.Such were the detection of some of its files as adware, the suspicious EULA agreement and the redirects do malicious third-party sites.
FusionPlayer – How Does It Work?
The questionable web player can be downloaded from their website FusionPlayer.com or may be installed in combination with other free software, downloaded from the internet. Often users tend to disregard some settings in their setup programs when they install the freeware. Such options may include adding FusionPlayer as an extra.
Once installed on the computer, FusionPlayer displayed us a window that was flooded with advertisements leading to very untrustworthy places. Also, as soon as we installed the program, we scanned our computer with a reputable antimalware tool. It found an adware on the computer, going by the name of ‘bawsweprs’, located in:
When we researched the name ‘BrowserWeb.exe’, we found that this adware was associated with other ad-supported bundle PUPs, mainly connected with a group, called SoftForce LLC. They are notorious in the cyber-security circles for producing downloadware/bundleware, known to display advertisement offers from third parties during the usage of claimed to be legitimate software. Such programs provide a service but are created mainly for the purpose of generating profits to their developers via third-party sites, without having in mind that those may be dangerous to the user. Some of them may be low quality or may not perform the service at all.
More so when we checked out the program itself, there was a big play button on it that was a redirect via Internet Explorer browser. It was to a website, called network.adsmarket.com which re-redirected us to a suspicious third-party site, called ifilez.org. It started displaying a video that stopped after few seconds. Then a pop-up window appeared, saying we don’t have a plugin to watch a video. Such third-party sites are often full of malicious redirects or may infect your PC with malware. More to it than that, they do not hold any responsibility for any damages, done to the user information by third-parties. Third-parties such as the one, called themovienation.com which attempted to give us a free trial of its services in exchange for our credit card numbers.
Also, when we opened the Windows Task Manager, we have noticed that it ran two processes that were taking a bit more of the RAM of the computer, than the actual size of the program. This was little unusual.
Removal of FusionPlayer
In case you have this ad-supported PUP, it is highly recommended to cleanse your computer of it. To do this, please follow the step-by-step removal manual below. Also, we advise you to install a professional anti-malware tool that will ensure you full elimination of all FusionPlayer associated files from the computer and protect you from accidentally installing other similar potential threats to your computer.
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