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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- Guide 1: How to Remove SysPlayer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SysPlayer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SysPlayer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SysPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SysPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SysPlayer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SysPlayer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SysPlayer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SysPlayer
Step 2: Uninstall SysPlayer and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by SysPlayer 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 SysPlayer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SysPlayer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SysPlayer 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.
- 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 SysPlayer via Step 1 above:
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 SysPlayer 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 SysPlayer 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 SysPlayer 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 SysPlayer 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 SysPlayer will be removed.
Eliminate SysPlayer 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.