Many free legitimate applications are ad-supported and as such, may collect information about the user. SysPlayer may fit the description of adware and potentially unwanted application. It has been developed by Goobzo (goobzo.com) – a developer of free software. The official website of the company doesn’t provide any information about its location, products, etc. On the other hand, SysPlayer is advertised as a free and light multimedia player with built-in codecs. Besides its official page, the application is available for download on various freeware websites. Downloading it, however, may lead to some privacy issues.
Keep in mind that SysPlayer may also be included in the packages of other free software products. To avoid such bundled downloads, always choose the advanced/ custom installer option.
SysPlayer General Description
SysPlayer is described as a free and versatile media player that can play a range of files. Some of its disadvantages are that it cannot stream video, and doesn’t support the drag and drop function. Compared to other, widely-used media players, SysPlayer may not be as useful and user-friendly. Moreover, the application may turn out to be troublesome. When we attempted to download it, Google Chrome automatically blocked it, warning us that its .exe file – imsysplayer.exe, may harm the browsing experience. An image is available below:
Furthermore, free ad-supported applications have been reported to display unwanted advertisements such as pop-up windows, in-text ads, and banners. The advertisements often respond to the user’s search queries. For instance, if the user has previously researched an item he intended to purchase, his browser may be flooded with ads about the very same thing. This is a well-known online marketing technique which is possible thanks to tracking technologies. Continue reading to learn more.
- Type of collected information.
- Submission of collected details to third parties.
- Visited pages.
- Online movement from website to website.
- Web requests.
- Used cookies.
- IP addresses.
- Browser information.
- Application numbers.
- Date time.
Collected data, personally-identifiable included, may be given to the company’s internal network or within their group of companies, as well as law enforcement agencies and government bodies if requested.
imsysplayer.exe Scan Report
Several anti-malware solutions detect imsysplayer.exe as PUP and adware, as reported by Virustotal.
- AVG detects it as Skodna.A8D.
- MalwareBytes detects it as PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A.
- Baidu-International detects it as Adware.Win32.CrossAd.BAI.
To recover the computer and rid it of SysPlayer completely, the user may want to use a professional anti-malware solution.
SysPlayer Removal Options
Some free applications offer uninstallation steps on their official pages. However, we couldn’t locate such instructions. Nonetheless, SysPlayer could be removed manually from the PC. Several steps are provided below the article. Since every machine has different characteristics and every situation is unique, the impact of freeware, or any software, can vary.
In case you have troubles removing the application yourself, seek professional help.
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