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
- Guide 1: How to Remove FusionPlayer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of FusionPlayer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove FusionPlayer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase FusionPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall FusionPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove FusionPlayer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate FusionPlayer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove FusionPlayer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FusionPlayer
Step 2: Uninstall FusionPlayer and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by FusionPlayer on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by FusionPlayer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of FusionPlayer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall FusionPlayer and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove FusionPlayer via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove FusionPlayer from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase FusionPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall FusionPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove FusionPlayer from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the FusionPlayer will be removed.
Eliminate FusionPlayer from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.