You are surfing the internet and a popup pops up within your browser telling you “Please Install HD Player to Continue”. This “Please Install HD Player to Continue” message is a social engineering trick to scare people into downloading a fake version of a video codec or VLC Media Player. Distributors use this “Please Install HD Player to Continue” trick to spread adware all over the internet. They use it to get money out of; forced redirects, hijacked homepages (the startpage) or inline or outline text advertisements within websites or search results. If you see the message in your browser telling you to update your video codec, or a message like “Please Install HD Player to Continue”. We recommend to ignore this website and to check your computer from possible adware infections.
Distributors use alot of tricks to scare a user into buying software, or updating their software in order to spread adware or possible viruses. As mentioned before this is called social engineering, and too bad, it is often very successful. The adware that causes “Please Install HD Player to Continue” can be different from every computer, but our guides as supplied below will remove all malware traces from your computer. Thereby stopping the “Please Install HD Player to Continue” popups from popping up from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser.
What is “Please Install HD Player to Continue” Popup (Guide)
Use the follow free tools to clean up your computer from adware installed by the “Please Install HD Player to Continue” popups. all software is free!
Step 2 – Remove “Please Install HD Player to Continue” Adware left overs using Junkware Removal Tool
Step 3 – Scan your computer using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free to clean your computer from adware, viruses
This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove “Please Install HD Player to Continue” adware from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use restoring to default settings only if anything else fails. Need help ? Ask for our assistance and the end of this instruction.
Remove 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.
Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.
Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.
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.
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
– 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)
Remove Adware left overs using Junkware Removal Tool
Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.
Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.
As described on thisisudax.org
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs.
Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.
Optional: Reset browser settings
If for some reason the instruction as supplied does not work for you, or the problem remains. It might be advised to restore your settings from your favorite browser to default settings. 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
- Open Internet Explorer
- goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
- Select Internet Options
- Goto tab Advanced
- Select Reset button
- Enable Delete personal Settings
- Click Reset button
- Restart Internet Explorer
Reset Google Chrome to default settings
- Open Google Chrome
- Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
- Select Settings
- Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings
- Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button
- Click Reset once more
Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
- Select Help > Troubleshooting information
- Select Reset Firefox
- Confirm Reset Firefox
- Select Finish
- Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart