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Remove Winner Media Player

Winner Media Player adwareWinner Media Player is promoted as a helpful tool that allows users to play numerous audio and video files. The application might seem useful to many, but users should keep in mind that Winner Media Player has been classified as adware and PUP because of the various banner, interstitial and pop-up ads it displays as users browse the Web. Winner Media Player is compatible with the most used browsers, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

Winner Media Player Distribution Technique

Winner Media Player, just like the majority of adware programs, is distributed to the user’s PC via bundled downloads. These can be easily avoided by simply choosing the Advanced installation options where the user can see the entire list of additional programs and applications that get installed along with the selected software and uncheck the ones he does not want installed.

How Does Winner Media Player Affect Your Computer?

Winner Media Player is known to display numerous advertisements that disrupt the user browsing experience. The third-party links provided with the pop-ups and banners may direct the user to corrupted websites and expose the system to security risks. In some cases, users report that the presence of Winner Media Player on the computer may lead to diminished browser performance. Winner Media Player may collect the following information from the affected machine:

  • Browser type
  • IP address
  • Browsing history
  • Search queries

Tracking information is typically for advertising and optimization purposes, but in some cases it may lead to serious privacy issues.

Winner Media Player Removal Manual

The main purpose of adware programs like Winner Media Player is to generate revenue by displaying third-party ads and sharing gathered data. This is why experts recommend the immediate removal of Winner Media Player from your computer. The steps provided below will help you delete the adware completely.

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1. Remove/Uninstall

1. Remove/Uninstall 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 .

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove 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 and click “Remove

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    After 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 and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After 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 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 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
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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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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