Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Remove ads by GreenPlayer - Virus

GreenPlayer

If you are seeing windows pop-ups and advertisements when you are browsing the web, may be an adware or PUP program has infected your computer. GreenPlayer is a free application and it pretends to help computer users enhance their online surfing experiences.
It's independent of the browser and search engine you use, whether you are seeing advertising GreenPlayer, you may be infected with a virus. GreenPlayer isn't considered technically as a virus, but has many features such malicious rootkit capabilities, will hijack your browser and spy user preferences.If you download and use GreenPlayer program, can you agree  and to consent for show all ads from third persons, provide access to collect and use our personal information, such as history On Line, email, including other private data.


How can you infect with GreenPlayer?
You can download GreenPlayer from their official website. But the most common method is downloading freeware software, which comes as an optional software to install. Websites like Softonic, Soft32.com or Brothersoft also promote such programs in their downloads, so if you downloaded a program of these or other similar web sites, you can finish with GreenPlayer installed. You must be attentive to the installation of this kind of software because if you don't review the steps in the installation process you can finish installing this potentially unwanted software (PUP) on your computer. 
Other methods may be when your are a user of P2P program and you share files, you can download a malicious or pirate software. Or with spam emails or emails with unknown sender with links to malicious websites or infected attachments.

When GreenPlayer are installed in our computer, will use our navigation data (like all our activities, bookmarks and history) to show specific ads where you can to click on it. This App may display advertisements, can also show pop-up advertisements and text ads, can show coupons and other offers available websites you visit. GreenPlayer will also show messages when searching for products with a  See Similar button, and when you click you show ads by GreenPlayerGreenPlayer display advertisements on web pages you are visiting with the message "Ads by GreenPlayer" or "Powered by GreenPlayer", "Brought by GreenPlayer", "Articles by GreenPlayer". The main objective of the app is to earn money pay-per-click, promote the sales of products or services on websites of dubious origin, and display advertisements and links promoted by their publishers. 
Will collect our personal information: operating system, type of browser, search queries typed URL, visited pages, Internet protocol (IP), unique identification numbers, geographic location and other information. You can redirect us to malicious websites which can infect other dangerous malware. They can steal private data and credentials of all types (bank data).

If you detect the presence of GreenPlayer or you are redirects to websites related to GreenPlayer, it's a sign that you are infected with malware. It's necessary to perform a full system scan and eliminate threats detected.

How to remove GreenPlayer?

Note: All software used to remove GreenPlayer it's totaly free. These steps are tested and should remove this threat in major browsers. For successfully remove  the adware GreenPlayer you must follow all the steps in the order shown.
Very important: If during the process of removing the threat you have any problems, please you must stop.

STEP 1: Uninstall GreenPlayer from your computer
STEP 2: Remove GreenPlayer extension from your browser
STEP 3: Remove GreenPlayer adware from your browser with AdwCleaner
STEP 4: Remove GreenPlayer with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
STEP 5: Scan your system with HitmanPro looking for other threats
STEP 6: Clean your system and repair the Windows registry with CCleaner
STEP 7: Remove with DelFix all the programs recommended


STEP 1: Uninstall GreenPlayer from your computer
  1. Manually uninstall GreenPlayer  or any malicious program installed on your computer.
  2. If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will go to Control Panel / Add Remove Programs.
    Windows Start / Control Panel
  3. If you are using Windows 8, drag your mouse to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and write Control panel. You can also right click on a lower left (which was the start button) and select Control Panel.
  4. When the Control Panel windows opens, click on the Uninstall a program and follow steps uninstall process. If you have any questions about a program you have installed, you can search the program in this blog.
    Uninstall the program
  5. You can use tools like CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller to uninstall these kind of applications, are very simple to use. You can download  this programs from my Tools section.
    Revo Uninstaller program
  6. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use Revo Uninstaller program. (Video Revo Uninstaller).
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STEP 2: Remove GreenPlayer extension from your browser


Sometimes this kind of adware installs malicious extensions in your browsers. In that case you must remove it.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on the three lines icon and select the Add-ons option and click on Extensions, or open the menu Tools / Add-ons / extensions. Then select the option to delete GreenPlayer and all malicious extensions detected.
  2. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how remove the extensions in Mozilla Firefox browser. (Video remove extensions in Mozilla Firefox)
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  • Remove from Internet Explorer
  1. Open the browser and click on the gear icon or select Tools / Manage Add-ons / Toolbars and Extensions. Then delete or disable all the malicious extensions detected.
  2. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how remove the extensions in Internet Explorer browser. (Video remove extensions in Internet Explorer)
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  • Remove from Google Chrome
  1. Click on the three lines icon and select Setting option, finally click on Extensions. Then delete all malicious extensions detected.
  2. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how remove the extensions in Google Chrome browser. (Video remove extensions in Google Chrome)
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STEP 3: Remove GreenPlayer adware from your browser with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner can remove all kind of adware, toolbars, potentially unwanted program (PUPs) and browser hijackers.
  1. You can download Adwcleaner from the section AntiSpyware, and save it to your desktop.
  2. Before running Adwcleaner, close all open programs and then run the program as administrator.
    Starting Adwcleaner
  3. Adwcleaner will open and appears the Terms of use. Click the button I agree.
    Terms of use AdwCleaner
  4. Click Scan button to search malicious files installed by GreenPlayer.
    Scan files with Adwcleaner
  5. When the process is finished click the Cleaning button for to remove the problems detected.
    Cleaning with Adwcleaner
  6. It show a message and click Ok.
    Message close programs Adwcleaner
  7. It will show an informational message that will Accept and then restart the computer.
    Information Adwcleaner
  8. After that, uninstall the program with the Uninstall option. This is because all the times you need to use Adwcleaner is necessary download again for to get a updated version of the program.
  9. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use AdwCleaner. (Video AdwCleaner)
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STEP 4: Remove GreenPlayer with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

One of the best free tools for malware detection that allows us to be protected from possible infection from viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware and malware.
  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the Anti-Malware page
  2. Double click on the installer downloaded and then click Run. Select language and click Ok. Malwarebytes click Next. The installation start and you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard screen and click Next.
    Install Malwarebytes
  3. Install the program and follow each of the steps without changing any default settings. When installation is complete click Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and click Launch Malwarebytes Antimalware and then click Finish to exit Setup.
    Finish installation Malwarebytes
  4. When the program starts will perform a check of the database and update it if it's outdated.
    PreScan Malwarebytes
  5. When update is finished click to the button Scan Now for begin to scan your system to detect threats.
    Scan Malwarebytes
  6. Other method to scan threats is click to option Scan and then select the option Threat Scan, finally click the button Start Scan.
    Scan with Malwarebytes
  7. Malwarebytes begin to scan the computer and and you must wait for it to finish. 
    Malwarebytes scanning
  8. When the scan is complete will see the results. For delete the threats click the button Remove Selected.
    Malwarebytes Results scan
  9. This action has put the threats in quarantined.
    Malwarebytes threats in quarantine
  10. If you click to History option you can delete the threats you want.
    Malwarebytes delete threats in quarantine
  11. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. (Video Malwarebytes ver. 2)
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STEP 5: Scan your system with HitmanPro looking for other threats

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.).
  1. You can download HitmanPro from the Anti-Malware page, and save it to your desktop. You must download the version 32 bits or 64 bits depending on the operating system you have.
  2. Double-click the file for to see the home screen and then click Next.
    HitmanPro Home screen
  3. Select the option Yes or No and click Next for install HitmanPro.
    Options to install HitmanPro
  4. HitmanPro begins to scan for to find threats.
    Analisis HitmanPro
  5. When HitmanPro has finished, it will show a list of all infections detected. you will click on the Next button to remove the threats detected.
    HitmanPro Results scan
  6. Finally you can see the summary of results.
    HitmanPro summary results
  7. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use HitmanPro (Video HitmanPro)
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STEP 6: Clean your system and repair the Windows registry with CCleaner

CCleaner is a very interesting tool for to clean your computer of unnecessary files and for to repair the Windows registry.
  1. You can download CCleaner from Tools section. 
  2. Double-click on the file named ccsetupXXX.exe for to proceed to installation. First, select the language, then select the options by default and install the program. Finally select the option to run CCleaner and will press Finish.
    Ccleaner installed
  3. When Ccleaner is running click at the Cleaner option and then click to the Analyze button. Don't change any option, use the options by default.
    Scan with cleaner
  4. After the scan you can see the results. Then click the button Run Cleaner for to clean your computer.

    Clean your computer with Ccleaner

  5. After that scan, click Registry option and then click Scan for Issues button. Don't change any option, use the options by default.
    Repair the registry with Ccleaner

  6. When the scan is finished click to the Fix selected Issues.. button and make a BackUp of the registry. Finally click Fix All Selected Issues button.
    Repair the registry with Ccleaner

  7. Repeat the operation and click the Scan for Issues button and then Fix selected Issues button to don't find more issues.
  8. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use CCleaner. (Video CCleaner)
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STEP 7: Remove with Delfix all the programs recomended


Is necessary removal the applications because this kind programs are constantly updated. It's necessary download the programs all the times you need scan your computer.
  1. You can download DelFix from Tools page.
  2. Double-Click on the file named delfix_XXX.exe and you will see this screen.
    Initial screen DelFix
  3. Check all the options and click Run button.
    Scan DelFix
  4. Automatically will make a copy of the registry and uninstall the programs used.
    DelFix Cleaning system restore
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use DelFix. (Video DelFix)
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