|Type||Ad-supported application, potentially unwanted program (PUP)|
|Short Description||The app promises users to help them view online videos without using any browsers.|
|Symptoms||PlayThru Player may generate numerous advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Via the bundling method or from its official website.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By PlayThru Player|
PlayThru Player is a program that offers users the opportunity to view online videos without using their browser. This may seem like a helpful application to some users. However, this program is classified as adware. This means that it will start presenting numerous ads whenever you browse the web. Does this sound familiar? Well, it should as PlayThru Player is a clone of Skyrocket Player. You will see that both of the programs have almost identical websites. It goes without saying that we do not recommend having any of them on your PC. Adware programs will cause you nothing but headaches. If you have PlayThru Player on your computer, remove it right away.
What Does PlayThru Player Do?
It is very doubtful that PlayThru Player will deliver any of the services it promises. One thing is for sure, however: that it will start generating numerous ads immediately after it has been installed on your computer. It will do this by attaching an add-on to your browser. It can do this on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The ads it shows will be labeled as “PlayThru Player Ads,” “By PlayThru Player,” or “Ads by PlayThru Player.” So you will definitely be able to recognize them. These ads can be presented as pop-ups, banners, or in other forms.
How Did PlayThru Player Enter My PC?
PlayThru Player is available for download on its official web page. However, even if you have not downloaded it yourself, it can still get installed on your system. Like other adware programs, it does this through bundled downloads. This means that it is attached to installers of other free programs. This way it can sneak pass inattentive users and get installed without being noticed. This trick is often used by unwanted programs. To prevent this, make sure to always select the Advanced/Custom installation method offered in the install wizard. This way you can prevent any additional programs from entering your PC.
What Is the Danger of PlayThru Player?
The fact that it is annoying is not what you should worry about. The really troubling part is that this program can expose your system to virtual risks. Some of the advertisements that it shows you may actually lead to unreliable websites. This is a common problem with adware. The advertised web pages are not reviewed. Cyber criminals take advantage of this and use these applications to promote their malicious web pages. If you end up on such a page, your system can face dire consequences. If infected, you can expect to have troubles operating it. What is even worse is the fact that all of your sensitive information will be targeted and acquired by cyber criminals. This is why it is not recommended that you have PlayThru Player on your computer.
How Can I Remove PlayThru Player?
PlayThru Player can be removed with a simple uninstall. All you have to do is go to Control Panel, access the list of programs, find the unwanted application, and remove it. This is the easy part. There is some possibility that there are other adware programs on your computer. There may even be malicious ones. If you want your computer to be protected at all times, it is best to have a reliable antimalware application running on it. This will rid it of all intruders. It will also secure your system, so that no intruders are able to infiltrate it again. This way you can be sure that your sensitive data is safe.
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 PlayThru Player from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PlayThru Player from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PlayThru Player from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PlayThru Player from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PlayThru Player from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PlayThru Player from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PlayThru Player from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove PlayThru Player from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PlayThru Player
Step 2: Uninstall PlayThru 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by PlayThru Player 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 PlayThru Player there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PlayThru Player from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PlayThru Player 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 PlayThru 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:
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 PlayThru Player files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as PlayThru Player, 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 PlayThru 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.
Erase PlayThru 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.
Uninstall PlayThru 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.
Remove PlayThru 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".
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 PlayThru Player will be removed.
Eliminate PlayThru 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.