Uninstall SkinnyPlayer – How To Remove Ads by SkinnyPlayer From Web Browser

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

Step:3 Uninstall SkinnyPlayer from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for SkinnyPlayer or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall SkinnyPlayer ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove SkinnyPlayer from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
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  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious SkinnyPlayer entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove SkinnyPlayer from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove SkinnyPlayer and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove SkinnyPlayer from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the SkinnyPlayer extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select SkinnyPlayer related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove SkinnyPlayer
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  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block SkinnyPlayer on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select SkinnyPlayer or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to SkinnyPlayer.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete SkinnyPlayer permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of SkinnyPlayer on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
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    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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