HdqPlayer is supposedly a very good video player that has an outstanding video library that will make it easy for you to collect and organize videos. Alas, it is actually an ad-supported application that displays commercial ads that are irritating and unreliable. Therefore, we do not recommend using this application and recommend that you remove it at your earliest convenience. Nevertheless, this article contains an analysis of HdqPlayer, that will help you get a better understanding about how this application works and what are its disadvantages, so if you want to know more, please keep reading.
At first glance HdqPlayer looks rather modern and features a minimalistic design. However, minimalism also transfers into the player's functions as well. The player’s options section is rather shabby. You can only change the Video Preferences to recommended, low, medium, high, and HD. It does, however, have I wide selection of languages, but when the player itself is bad, that is not even relevant. You can create and manage video playlists, but there is nothing too spectacular about this function, which is contradictory to what is claimed by its advertisement campaign. The original Windows Media player that comes with Windows by default is probably better. So HdqPlayer is not better than the one it aims to replace. But that is not all.
The player features an integrated web browser. Of course, this is a feature that many media players do not have, because there is no point of having such a function. So it is not a huge innovation. But it seems that the browser was integrated with the intention of displaying commercial advertisements. Yes, the integrated browser shows unreliable commercial content. On top of that, HdqPlayer also modifies the settings of your regular browsers, such as Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The application has been set to display pop-ups, redirect you to various websites, and open new tabs. Clearly, this application is way out of line. You should not tolerate such behavior and remove it as quickly as possible.
HdqPlayer is distributed using two methods. The first one is software bundling. It is possible that this media player can be bundled with malicious software, so you should get an antimalware scanner and scan your computer just in case. In any event, you should be able to opt out the player’s installation if you download software bundles from somewhat legitimate freeware sharing websites, such as Cnet.com, Softpedia.com, and so on. Alternatively, the application can also be downloaded from its dedicated download website at Hdqplayer.com. But, again, we do not recommend doing so, because there are much better alternatives.
So, as you can see, HdqPlayer is an adware program not only because it is not better than the original Windows media Player, but also because it displays commercial content. Perhaps, displaying ads is its main purpose. In any case, the application works and you can use it if you insist. However, for those of you who want to get rid of it, but do not know how, we have created a manual removal guide, so feel free to use it.
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