Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ is a deceptive browser extension for the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. This deceptive browser extensions use popups and inline-text advertisements as “Ads by Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+” or “Powered by Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+” to promote intrusive ads and web-traffic thru or to a specific website. The ads promoted by Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ are often used to send web-traffic to partners in order to make revenue using affiliates thru the superfish.com, m2pub.com domain and other suspicious advertisement networks.
What does Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ do ?
Adware like Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ can display and download advertisements and may be considered dangerous for your privacy. Adware is not harmful in any way like a backdoor or root-kit, but adware tracks your computer’s internet usage to promote to you unwanted pop-ups advertisements or redirect you to unwanted or even malicious webpages. The ads will display green or blue underlined keywords that will show pop-up advertisements, inline-text ads, obtrusive advertising, ad overlays or any other unwanted ads or pop-ups in your browsers. Possible pop-ups may vary from legit advertisements with offers, deals, coupons, price comparison or pop-ups that offer a Java, Media Player or Flash Player update in order to install more adware into your computer.
This added functionality may seem legitimate, many internet users refer to Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ as a virus, spyware or possible malware.
How to prevent Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ ?
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ adware
Quick menu to Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+
If you experience Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ on Mac OSX, follow this generic guide to remove adware from Apple Mac OSX
(Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox)
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ – Windows 7
- Select Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+, and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ – Windows 8
- Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
- Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
- Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
- Tap or click Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+, and then tap or click Uninstall.
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ BHO from Internet Explorer
- Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
- Tap or click the Tools button , and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
- Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then select Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+
- If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.
If the add-on has a grayed out Disable or Remove option, goto to Step 1 and uninstall all potentially unwanted software.
After removing potentially unwanted software perform a scan with AdwCleaner (step 3) and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (step 4).
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ Extension from Google Chrome
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Click Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Click the trash can icon by the Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ extensions you’d like to completely remove.
- A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.
If the extension is Installed by Enterprise Policy follow this guide.
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ Extension from Mozilla Firefox
- Click the menu button and choose . The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
- In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the panel.
- Select Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+
- Click its or Remove button. Remove button is preferred if available.
- Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ using AdwCleaner
Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.
AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.
Reboot your computer.
To open the log file in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop mode by selecting WINDOWS KEY + D on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log for further analyse, you can find the report log in your system drive and then the Adwcleaner folder.
for example: C:adwcleaner
Goto the next step.
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free
Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using the installation wizard.
- Perform a Threat Scan
Remove Videos_MediaPlayers_v1.2+ with Hitman Pro (Second opinion Scanner)
Download HitmanPRO (free – direct download)
- Run HitmanPro.exe
- Click Next button
- Select checkbox “I accept the terms of the license agreement“
- Click Next button
- Make sure checkbox “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro” is checked.
- Click Next button
- Free scan is running, please wait. This malware scan might take a while.
- Click Next button
- Click “Activate free license“. This free license is valid for thirty days.
- Enter your e-mail address to complete the free registration.
- Click Activate button
- Your free license is activated successfully!
- Select OK button
- Review your results or save the log file with the “Save Log” link.
- Save all your work, click Reboot button
(Optional) Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings
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 three stripes in the top right corner
- Select the Question Mark
- Select Troubleshooting Information in the menu.
- Click the Reset Firefox button and confirm Reset Firefox again the pop-up.
As restoring to default settings for Firefox didn’t work out as expected you can restore this folder, otherwise delete this folder from your desktop.