Remove KMPlayer (KM Player Uninstall instructions) WORKS!

kmplayer - km player mainIn this case we write a article about the removal instruction for KMPlayer. Do notice that KMPlayer is not a virus or adware. But it does act like a Potentially Unwanted Program. We got a lot of questions from customers who installed KMPlayer on their computer without notice. This is because KMPlayer comes bundled with known adware contained custom installers from and CNET. The CNET custom installer is where we got KMPlayer installed. If you try to decline KMPlayer during installation of the free software you are trying to download, the whole installation quits. Even the free software is not installed. This behavior might vary from customs installer.

You are being forced to install the offered application if you want to try the free software you originally trying to install. Therefor this removal instruction for KMPlayer. KMPlayer offered the Ask Toolbar called “KMP Media Toolbar“. To remove it, run AdwCleaner in our instructions then reset Google Chrome. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are cleaned automatically.

Also we added 3 free tools to remove additional offered adware that is also forced to be installed onto your computer. We use AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal tool for detection and removal of adware on your computer system and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove any left over infections. Both AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool are known adware removal tools and just as MalwareBytes Anti-Malware completely free of charge.

Remove KMPlayer (KM Player Uninstall instructions)

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It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

STEP 1 – Remove KMPlayer Windows XP or Windows 7

  • Select Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Goto Programs
  • Select Uninstall a program

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Remove KMPlayer

Search for KMPlayer from Pandora TV and click the Uninstall button

Search for KMP Media Toolbar from APN LLC and click the Uninstall button

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* Basically search for any recent installed software you don’t know or trust

Remove KMPlayer from Windows 8

Drag your mouse to the right edge of the screen. Goto Search and type “Control Panel
Select Control Panel on the left.

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Goto ProgramsUninstall a program

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Search for KMPlayer from Pandora TV and click the Uninstall button

Search for KMP Media Toolbar from APN LLC and click the Uninstall button

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Basically search for any recent installed software you don’t know or trust

STEP 2 – Remove Additional Adware using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

STEP 3 – Clean your computer with using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • when scan is done, right click in the results and select “Check all items
  • Click “Remove Selected” button

Remove malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

  • Reboot your computer
  • Enjoy a malware free computer.

Reset browser settings after AdwCleaner scan

For KMP Media Toolbar it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this browser hijacker is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of KMP Media Toolbar. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Goto tab Advanced
  5. Select Reset button
  6. Enable Delete personal Settings
  7. Click Reset button
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
  5. Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
  6. Click Reset once more

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox
  2. Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  3. Select Help > Troubleshooting information
  4. Select Reset Firefox
  5. Confirm Reset Firefox
  6. Select Finish
  7. Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart

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