How to Remove Fireplayer Ads (Adware)

Jul 11th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is FirePlayer?

FirePlayer is classified as an adware  which is basically a deceptive application that supposedly allows users to play various media in the HD format. Initially upon inspection, FirePlayer may appear legitimate and useful, but truth is,  this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program or PUP. Here are the three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent and authorization; 2) display of intrusive and pesky online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users’ Internet browsing activity, history and details.

 

After its infiltration, the FirePlayer employs a so-called “virtual layer” to generate pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar and materials associated to advertisements. This  virtual layer is basically a tool  developed to enable placement of third party graphical content on any website. Therefore, the displayed ads often conceal underlying malicious and viral content. In addition to that, they also often redirect users to malicious websites and even trick them to inadvertently or accidentally click on those unwanted sites can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Another downside about this adware infection is information tracking. Note that FirePlayer continually records various user-system information that might be personally identifiable such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc. These information is then shared with  or sold to third parties or the potentially, cyber criminals who generate revenue by misusing personal information. Thus, the presence of an information-tracking app such as FirePlayer  adware can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft by cyber criminals. We strongly advise you to  get rid of FirePlayer adware immediately or as soon as you are able.

Take note that the FirePlayer Adware has very similar characteristics to ShareWithUs, WiseFolderLock, Navigate Pro, Tools Plus, and many other adware. Also remember that all of these apps offer different functionality though, but basically have identical behavior. All carry the same purpose of adware-type applications which is to generate earnings for the developers. Simply, they deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually and silently record various user-system information. Their claims to provide ‘useful functionality’ are only  attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Actually, apps like this FirePlayer are useless for regular users.

 

How did FirePlayer adware get through and installed on computer?

This adware has owns an official download website,  but, developers also proliferate it by applying  a deceptive marketing method that is called “bundling”. This means, users often install FirePlayer inadvertently, without their consent or their authorization. Mainly, this bundling is a stealth installation of third party applications along with regular software/apps. Developers know very well psychologically that users often rush the download/installation processes and skip few essential steps. Therefore, they should know that bundled applications are concealed within the “Custom/Advanced” settings of these procedures. That’s why reading is an essential habit to practice when you install anything into your computer. By skipping these sections, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and most obviously will compromise their privacy.

 

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted programs or PUP?

Primarily, the PUPs are distributed using the “bundling” method just like most adware do. So, bear in mind to never ever rush the download or installation processes. Don’t forget to select the “Custom/Advanced” settings, closely analyze each step, and decline offers to download/install additional applications. Take note that most bundled applications are commonly malicious and should never be installed.

 

FirePlayer adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

 

Windows XP users:

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

 

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

 

Mac OSX users:

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

In the uninstall programs window, look for “FirePlayer“, select this entry and click “Uninstall” or “Remove“.

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes FirePlayer ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

 

 

Remove FirePlayer adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, FirePlayer did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer:

Click the “gear” icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select “Manage Add-ons”. Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click “Remove”.

 

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

 

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

 

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

 

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Click the Reset button.

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

 

How to remove Fireplayer Adware using SpyRemover Pro?

Why is automatic removal more recommendable?

  1. You know only one virus name: “SEARCH.SEARCHFASTLM.COM”, but the truth is you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
    The SpyRemover Pro program detects this threat and all others.
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  3. SpyRemover Pro  uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module, it takes hours and may damage your PC. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module which you don’t want.
  4. SpyRemover Pro is  compatible with any antivirus.
  5. SpyRemover Pro is convenient to use.

 

Basic steps of SpyRemover Pro:

Step 1. Run SpyRemover Pro installer

Click on the .exe file that just downloaded in the lower right corner of your browser window.

 

Step 2.  Click Yes

Click Yes to accept the User Account Control settings dialog.

 

Step 3. Foll0w setup instructions

Follow the instructions to get SpyRemover Pro set up on your computer and you will be good to go!

 

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