FLV Player Removal Guide

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The speed of your operating Windows system and Internet must have decreased if you have installed the FLV Player from softingo.com. This particular version of the well-known program has been developed by Somoto Ltd., and our spyware researchers have serious concerns about the work ethics behind this company. It appears that Somoto have created the player just to lure Windows users into downloading a number of undesirable and seriously harmful computer programs. Therefore, even though it is stated that the program is a great tool which can help you play web movies on your computer’s desktop, we recommend that you remove FLV Player without further delay. Needless to say, it is more important that you delete all of the programs bundled together with the suspicious application. Want to learn more about the removal process? Then continue reading.

The suspicious FLV Player can be installed on Windows XP/Vista/7 systems; however, this is not recommended because of all the bundled applications. As soon as you hit the Free Download button, you are presented with an installation wizard. Here it is stated that the player is sponsored by search and is 100% free. The information presented is in small print and it is likely that most Windows users will simply press the ‘Next’ button until the program is installed. Unfortunately, this is a big mistake. The wizard forces you to change home page and search provider settings, install the Babylon Toolbar, WebCake, Optimizer Pro and Apps Hat. As you may know already, after the installation is complete, your browsers appear to have been corrupted. The first thing you are likely to notice is that your home page has be changed to start.search.us.com or search.babylon.com. Whatever you do – do not use these search engines because they may expose security backdoors and trick you into visiting corrupted websites harboring malware. You should also be careful about the Optimizer Pro which is a rogue system optimization tool. The scanner it represents is completely fictitious and you certainly do not need to purchase the full version of this rogue application.

If you have installed FLV Player we have no doubts that your operating Windows system is now a real mess. All of the programs related to the player can slow down your computer, disrupt the running of the web browsers, and seriously endanger your own virtual security. It is recommend that you remove FLV Player and delete any related programs right away. To perform this task quickly and efficiently, install the reliable automatic spyware detection and removal tool SpyHunter. If you are sure you can ensure reliable Windows protection yourself – follow the manual removal instructions presented below.

Delete undesirable computer programs

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Move to the left of the Task Bar and click Start.
  2. Open Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the application you wish to delete.
  4. Select Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to Remove.
  4. Select Uninstall.

Delete these programs: FLV Player, AppsHat Mobile Apps, Web-Cake 3.00, BrowserDefender, Bundled software uninstaller, Optimizer Pro v3.0, FilesFrog Update Checker, Babylon Toolbar.

Remove undesirable search tools:

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Navigate to On Startup and mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and overwrite/remove the URL set as default.
  4. Move to Appearance, mark Show Home button and click Change.
  5. Overwrite/remove the URL and click OK.
  6. Go to Search and click Manage search engines.
  7. Select a new search provider, remove the unwanted one (X mark) and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page and click OK.
  3. Now navigate to the search box and click the icon placed on its left.
  4. Select Manage Search Engines.
  5. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. From the menu on the left select Search Providers.
  3. Select a new search provider and Remove the undesirable one. Click Close.
  4. Open the Tools menu (Alt+T) again and click Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab, overwrite/remove the Home Page and click OK.
Download Remover for FLV Player *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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