Webplayer (by Kreapixel) is adware claiming to provide useful features such as offering discount coupons for websites you visit regularly, but malware experts categorize it as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) as it acts intrusive once installed.
What Exactly Is Webplayer?
Webplayer is compatible with the most commonly used browsers – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It is advertised as an application that helps you save while you shop online as it claims to display various discounts, competitive prices and coupons for websites you are visiting.
As much as this feature sounds quite useful, the adware has its pitfalls too. Here’s how it works:
You know you have been infected by Webplayer if the pop-ups you see say ‘Powered by Webplayer by Kreapixel,’ ‘Brought to you by Webplayer by Kreapixel’ or ‘You’ve received a premium offer from Webplayer by Kreapixel.’
How Does Webplayer Enter Your PC?
As you can see, Webplayer’s negatives outweigh its positives. Thus, if you are aware of the adware’s intrusive features upfront, you would never want to download it intentionally. That is why Webplayer has a way of sneaking into your system without your knowledge but with your consent.
That is possible via bundling. Plenty of free programs you download from the Web are bundled with PUPs and malicious applications that users have an option to disallow – if they pay attention to the installation process. However, most users rush to end the installation of the desired free program and miss to uncheck the features and options which allow additional PUPs to enter their PCs.
To protect your system and sensitive data from threats from the Web, simply pay close attention to what you are installing. Aim for custom installation rather than accepting the default or recommended settings, and uncheck the bundling option.
Should You Remove Webplayer?
Our malware experts advise Webplayer’s removal by using a legitimate anti-spyware tool that would scan your whole system and clean it for you.
Spy Hunter FREE 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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Webplayer by Kreapixel from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Webplayer by Kreapixel from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Webplayer by Kreapixel from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Webplayer by Kreapixel from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Webplayer by Kreapixel from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Webplayer by Kreapixel from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Webplayer by Kreapixel from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Webplayer by Kreapixel from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Webplayer by Kreapixel
Step 2: Uninstall Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Webplayer by Kreapixel from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel 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 Webplayer by Kreapixel will be removed.
Eliminate Webplayer by Kreapixel 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.