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.
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