[NEW SCAM] Update Your Video Player [2017 Removal Instruction]

By | October 1, 2017

How to Remove Update Your Video Player ads

Update Your Video Player pop-up advertisements are delivered by potentially unwanted adware programs on your PC. The adware program triggers a new pop-up within Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and redirects to the Update Your Video Player ad.

The Update Your Video Player ads might pop-up out of the blue, or shown when the user visits a specific website or triggers a specific keyword.

Adware program publishers are known to collect both personally and non-personally identifiable information such as your IP-address, your current location, browser type, type OS and search queries to deliver more detailed advertisements through adware programs.

What adware is causing the Update Your Video Player pop-up redirect ads?

It is hard to say which adware program is responsible for the Update Your Video Player pop-up redirect advertisements in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Adware uses different stealthy techniques to hide its presence on the computer.

In this removal instruction, we included various manual and automatic removal steps to detect the adware responsible for these Update Your Video Player advertisements.

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How does adware infect a computer?

Adware uses a deceptive technique to enter the computer, this technique is called bundling. Software that uses “bundling”, is software known as “Pay-Per-Install” (PPI) or “monetization” software installers. This is installation software where software developers get paid for every install.

The process of the Pay-Per-Install software does not directly disclosure the adware present, it’s hidden by a human psychology trick named Dark Patterns. These Dark Patterns are used to make sure people click through their PPI installation process without noticing what they actually install on their computer.

There is, however, a very small button or a check box that might disclosure the presence of the additional adware. Despite that small button, a lot of people do not see the button as they click on to the Next button to install their desired software.

How to avoid the Update Your Video Player pop-up redirect?

To avoid adware and their pop-up redirect advertisements such as Update Your Video Player. Do not click too fast on the Next button during installation of any software installation.

Instead, read what you actually install. Click every button to see if it exposes some form of an adware offer, especially a “custom”, “advanced”, “Expert” or “more” button. Adware is most of the time installed by the computer user itself. Overview the installation and uncheck all items you do not wish to install.


If the Pay Per Install (PPI) software installation has an EULA (end-user license agreement), read this EULA to find out what kind of software is offered during installation. It may prevent adware from installing by deselecting or uncheck Adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

How to Remove Update Your Video Player?

Use this quick menu to easily follow the steps to successfuly clean your computer from adware, potentially unwanted programs, any viruses, and spyware.

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In this first step, we show you how to detect and manually uninstall adware and potentially unwanted programs responsible for the Update Your Video Player pop-up redirect. Both adware and potentially unwanted programs leave traces.
After you have uninstalled any adware or potentially unwanted programs, perform an anti-malware scan with our recommended removal tools to remove any traces from your computer.

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In this first step for Chrome, you need to identify and remove any browser extension.
If you didn't install any browser extension at all, remove all browser extensions from Chrome.

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Click the menu button, from the Chrome menu click More tools and then Extensions.

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Identify browser extension(s) from the list and click the Remove button to remove the extension.
If you are unsure if the extension is malicious, click the slider and disable the extension first. Continue to the next step.

Reset the Google Chrome profile sync

Google Chrome synchronizes the browsers user-profile with the Google Cloud services. If the Google Chrome browser is infected with adware, this adware, usually browser extensions, the homepage and search engine settings are synced with Google's servers.
It is important to clean this synchronized cache. If the user doesn't clear the synchronized settings, the adware, browser extension and settings keep coming back on any devices the Chrome user profile is synchronized with.

Open the Google Dashboard (opens in a new browser window). Click the Reset sync button to clear all of your synced data on Google's server, confirm with OK.

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Continue to the next step.

Reset the Google Chrome homepage and search engine settings

Chrome has the option to reset to default settings, a Chrome browser reset will not affect your saved bookmarks and passwords.

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Click the menu button, from the drop-down menu click Settings.

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Scroll down to Advanced and again scroll down to Reset settings.

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Click the Reset button to reset Google Chrome.

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Confirm the reset of the Chrome web-browser by clicking the Reset button.
Restart Google Chrome for the changes to take effect.

Google Chrome is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from your PC.

 firefoxFirefox

In this first step for Firefox, you need to identify and remove any Firefox add-on that is unknown to you.
If you didn't install any add-on at all, remove all add-ons from Firefox.

Remove add-on from Firefox

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Click the Firefox menu button, from the drop-down menu click Add-ons.

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Click extensions from the left menu. Identify any unknown Firefox browser extension.
Click the Remove button to delete the extension.

Reset the Firefox homepage and search engine settings

Firefox has the option to reset to default settings, this will reset Firefox completely.

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Click the menu button, from the menu, select Help ? (the question mark icon, at the end of the menu).

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Click on Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.

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select the Refresh Firefox button, confirm the reset and restart Firefox.

The Firefox browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Firefox web-browser and PC.

 microsoft edgeMicrosoft Edge

If you encounter problems with Microsoft Edge, follow these instructions.

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Right-click the start button in Windows 10, from the start menu top click Apps and Features.

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Scroll down through the right Apps and Features list till you see Microsoft Edge, click Advanced options.

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Click on the Reset button to reset Microsoft Edge to default settings. Microsoft Edge reset will clear the browsing history, cookies, and settings. Not the Microsoft Edge favorites web pages.

The Microsoft Edge web-browser is reset to default settings, it is important to know there are remnants of malware on your computer. I recommend to scan and remove malware files from your computer to make sure the malware does not reinstall and the malware is entirely removed from the Microsoft Edge web-browser and PC.