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Fusionplayer Description and Removal

Fusionplayer-adware.jpgFusionplayer 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.

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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:

C:/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/StartMenu/Programs/Startup/WebBrowserFusionPlayer.lnk
C:/Program Files/FusionPlayer/BrowserWeb.exe

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.

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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.

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Another detail we’ve checked is the privacy policy and the EULA agreement for the program. We have noticed that besides (at the time of writing this) the company does not hold any responsibility if the user data is lost, it claims that it prompts the user to agree of personal information collection.

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.

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1. Remove/Uninstall FusionPlayer

1. Remove/Uninstall FusionPlayer 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall FusionPlayer.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove FusionPlayer from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select FusionPlayer and click “Remove

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    After FusionPlayer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate FusionPlayer and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After FusionPlayer is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select FusionPlayer 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’.

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    After FusionPlayer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on FusionPlayer
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall FusionPlayer. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the FusionPlayer will be removed.

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    3. Remove FusionPlayer automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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