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NowUSeeIT Player Adware Removal

This article will aid you to remove NowUSeeIT Player in full. Follow the removal instructions for the adware given at the bottom of the article.

NowUSeeIT Player is a platform promoting to be a unique player software for movies, teasers, trailers, videos, etc. Adding to that is a bulk of advertisements, such as pop-up boxes and banners which show up both inside the application and when browsing online. Thus, the NowUSeeIT platform is considered adware. Moreover, the Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement of NowUSeeIT Player state that the platform is filled with advertisements and such will appear on your computer system if you install the application. The advertisements are spread around various websites, and sometimes pop-ups appear even when you are on legitimate sites. You can witness them mainly when in a browser.

Threat Summary

Name NowUSeeIT Player
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The NowUSeeIT Player platform generates advertisements, and these adverts can be displayed on many websites and on your PC when you are not browsing, but just using the player.
Symptoms You can see advertisements in your browsers, like pop-ups, banners, or others. You can experience redirects.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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NowUSeeIT Player – How Did I Get It?

The NowUSeeIT Player adware can spread in a few ways. Third-party installer setups could have put software on your computer machine that generates the ads across your browser applications. These installations typically arrive with freeware or bundled packages. Without you knowing, additive content could be installed to your computer system. Avoiding such installations from putting unwanted content is possible if you find Custom or Advanced settings in the setup.

NowUSeeIT Player can also spread via numerous redirects and advertisements, that are hosted on various suspicious websites. Pop-ups, pop-unders, as well as banners could have links inside of them that can redirect you. When visiting such websites, especially with an unknown origin, they could inject the adware inside your computer device. Browsers which could be affected are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

NowUSeeIT Player – What Does It Do?

NowUSeeIT Player is a platform promoting to be a unique player software for movies, teasers, trailers, videos, etc. The main aim of the platform is to actually push advertisements. Hence, it is considered adware or a Potentially Unwanted Application. Its website is promoted as a reliable platform for watching trailers, teasers, movies and other videos. Alas, that is just a facade, that only tries to trick you into getting the adware.

This is what the Web page of NowUSeeIT Player domain looks like:

As seen above, the website of the NowUSeeIT Player will leave you with the impression that it will help you and ease your access to videos without using a browser. See what it promises:

Personalize Your Player

Be positioned and resized anywhere on the screen, freeing you from the constraints of browser viewing.

Create Your Youtube Playlist

Allow you to search and watch YouTube videos straight from your desktop. You can also drag and drop any YouTube video you find online during your daily browsing into the NowUSeeIt Player to create your own YouTube playlist to watch outside your browser.

Watch Premium Channels

Offer hundreds of quality channels of awesome videos across every topic including News, Sports, Movie Trailers, Gamers, Cooking and more;

However, lots of advertisements are pushed. Refrain from clicking on any adverts as they could have malware pushed from them.

Here is how the Desktop player application actually looks like:

If the app is installed, the following registry keys will be present on your computer system:

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NowUSeeItPlayer\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\NowUSeeItPlayer

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\NowUSeeItPlayer

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\NowUSeeItPlayer.exe

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\NowUSeeItPlayer.exe

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\NowUSeeItPlayer

→HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\NowUSeeItPlayer

If your computer has this adware associated with NowUSeeIT Player present, you can experience a sea of adverts. That could happen in an instant or when you are simply browsing online. In case your browser programs have an add-on, plug-in or extension tied to this adware, you could see lots of advertisements. The website, including its adware, can redirect you on a regular basis to other Web pages that are partnered or affiliated with the owners of NowUSeeIT Player. Advertisements can have a text message in them.

Various texts which could be displayed inside the adverts:

  • Ads by NowUSeeIT Player
  • Advertisement by NowUSeeIT Player
  • Ad by NowUSeeIT Player
  • Advert from NowUSeeIT Player
  • Powered by NowUSeeIT Player
  • Brought to you by NowUSeeIT Player

Redirects can make money for the owners of the adware with the help of a pay-per-click scheme. You will probably witness targeted advertisements, pop-ups and other sponsored content on the website from its business partners and affiliates. That could be the result of the tracking cookies used by this and other websites. Adverts that are connected to NowUSeeIT Player are in the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, movie ticket voucher discounts, banners, interstitial and transitional ads, including sliders and a couple more ad types.

NowUSeeIT Player – Privacy Policy

An excerpt of the Privacy Policy for the NowUSeeIT Player, can be seen in the snapshot below. The Privacy Policy is short but provides details about how your privacy gets invaded. The policy says that the website collects both personally and non-personally identifying information. Advertising networks which are promoting their products on the site also use cookies for collecting some of the information. Using that data, they can show you targeted advertisements based on your online interaction and browsing habits.

This is a snapshot of the Privacy Policy from the application window:

Notice how the app poses as “Windows Media Player” and lies to users. Also, notice the following quote from the Privacy Policy (EULA to be exact), regarding advertising, associated with NowUSeeIT Player:

”Please note that NowUSeeIt Player is supported by advertising. By installing and/or using NowUSeeIt Player, you grant NowUSeeIt Player permission to periodically show you advertisements. The NowUSeeIt Player software recognizes keywords while you are browsing and searching online to display relevant contextual advertisements. These advertisements will be displayed in a branded NowUSeeIt Player browser window. The branding will let you know that the advertisements are brought to you by NowUSeeIt Player and not by the website you may be viewing when the advertisements are displayed. The advertisements that NowUSeeIt Player presents are not endorsed by or affiliated with the websites that trigger their appearance. The frequency of these advertisements will be limited.”

Both personal and non-personal information is collected about you, but it is not explicitly said what that data is exactly. Beware, as this could be anything from your IP address to your physical house address.

Browser cookies can obtain a big part of the information which is listed above. The policy states that NowUSeeIT Player will share the collected information with third party companies, like business partners, trusted affiliates, advertisers and the like. In case you don’t want your privacy to be intruded in this way, you should remove the adware as soon as you can.

Remove NowUSeeIT Player Adware

To remove NowUSeeIT Player manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial written down below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads and redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove NowUSeeIT Player from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove NowUSeeIT Player

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall NowUSeeIT Player 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by NowUSeeIT Player on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by NowUSeeIT Player there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for NowUSeeIT Player with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of NowUSeeIT Player from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall NowUSeeIT Player and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to NowUSeeIT Player:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to NowUSeeIT Player. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to NowUSeeIT Player. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 NowUSeeIT Player 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as NowUSeeIT Player. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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.



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Remove NowUSeeIT Player 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.


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Erase NowUSeeIT Player 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.



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Uninstall NowUSeeIT Player 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.



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Remove NowUSeeIT Player 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the NowUSeeIT Player will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate NowUSeeIT Player 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.


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