SkinnyPlayer is an ad supported program which is deceptively advertised as an enhanced and light weight media player. It claims to provide an improvised user experience while listing music and watching videos. Although these claims misguide users because it seems like an utile browser extension but perform malicious activities in the background. After getting installation, SkinnyPlayer web browser extension displays very aggressive online advertisements in the form of banners, coupons, pop-ups and other advertising stuffs. These unwanted and very intrusive online advertisements comes with underlined text as Ads by SkinnyPlayer, Brought by SkinnyPlayer, SkinnyPlayer pop-up ads, You've received a premium Offer from SkinnyPlayer etc. These advertisements are targeted on the basis of user's previous web search, browsed web pages, searched keywords, so the innocent user initially find these ads useful. But with time the aggressiveness of such pop-up ads increases and cause lot of intrusion while web browsing. These advertisements covers contents on any web page and the user could not wipe them all at a time. Hence ads served by this program makes user's web browsing session very long and annoying. On the other hand, Ads by SkinnyPlayer also consume system resources and Internet connection to make computer and web browser very slow.
Moreover SkinnyPlayer adware program makes unwanted and harmful changes on web browser settings and create malicious files within system. It promotes infiltration of several other malware and potentially unwanted programs by causing security vulnerabilities on web browsers and as well as system too. However, SkinnyPlayer does not harm or damage computers directly but it is also not a recommended program to use on any windows computer system. The adware program also utilize deceptive installation methods like software bundling and sneaks into online computers when the user allow package installation of bundled freeware or shareware. It is also reported that the infection reaches to any online computer with Spam emails with attachment files. Such emails pretend like legit and entice users to open link or files on there computer to activate SkinnyPlayer adware infection on the targeted computer system. Due to activation of SkinnyPlayer adware you may encounter with online scams, click fraud and violation of online privacy. Cyber criminals can take advantages of theft confidential informations while online shopping or banking for unethical hacking on online accounts for financial gains. So you should uninstall SkinnyPlayer from your computer system, if accidentally or intentionally get installation.
How to Uninstall SkinnyPlayer from Compromised System
Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from SkinnyPlayer
(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)
Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives
Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the SkinnyPlayer extensions which is to be deleted
Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking SkinnyPlayer. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC
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