Developed by SoftForce LLC, MixVideoPlayer claims to enable users to “create personilized playlists using your favourite videos.” It is, however, considered a PUP (potentially unwanted program), which is why malware experts suggest its removal.
What Is MixVideoPlayer and Why Is It a PUP?
MixVideoPlayer is an application through which you can use the content from YouTube, your hard drive and streaming video websites in order to create the “ultimate” media playlist.
According to its creators, “Why spend all day looking for videos, bookmarking them, saving them to your hard drive and playing them when you could use MixVideoPlayer? The program offers an excellent solution if you want to create long playlists of videos from a variety of sources. For instance, you could easily add content from Youtube, Vimeo and Dailymotion and then add videos from your hard drive. MixVideoPlayer can stream content from all kinds of locations without glitches and seamlessly.”
MixVideoPlayer seems to be legit and quite useful for melo maniacs indeed. Despite its benefits, however, malware experts do find some pitfalls such as:
- MixVideoPlayer tends to display pop-up ads that might appear annoying to you
- Some of the pop-up ads may redirect you to potentially corrupted web pages that will further infect your system when you click them
- MixVideoPlayer may recommend you to install additional questionable applications that could slow down and even harm your system
- MixVideoPlayer may sometimes enter your system uninvited
- MixVideoPlayer may alter your browser settings and search results
How Does MixVideoPlayer Enter Your PC?
You can install MixVideoPlayer by visiting its official website. It may, however, enter your system bundled with freeware you download from the Web. You can decline the bundling option during the installation process, but most users fail to do so as they rush into ending the downloading of the program.
That is why you must always watch closely the installation process of any program you download on your PC; disallow the features you know nothing about, and aim for custom installation instead.
Should You Remove MixVideoPlayer?
It’s really up to you. If you find its features more useful than its negatives, you can surely continue to use it. If you, however, find irregularities such as unwanted programs installed on your PC, your system being slowed down, annoying pop-ups, or what not, then you surely must take measures to remove it. Although it’s not malicious by its nature, MixVideoPlayer may interfere your normal activities and even allow other applications to harm your system.
In order to remove MixVideoPlayer, you must use a legit anti-malware tool that will perform a full system scan and clean your system. Or, you can remove it manually, by following the steps below.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove MixVideoPlayer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MixVideoPlayer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MixVideoPlayer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MixVideoPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MixVideoPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MixVideoPlayer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MixVideoPlayer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MixVideoPlayer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MixVideoPlayer
Step 2: Uninstall MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MixVideoPlayer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as MixVideoPlayer, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer 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 MixVideoPlayer will be removed.
Eliminate MixVideoPlayer 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.