It is very often that adware applications and freeware programs that are exploited for marketing purposes make use of legitimate program names to promote their products. For example, Lightspark Player Pro Popup is a notification that appears on your browser. It makes an impression that it promotes Lightspark Player which is legitimate software – a free, open source Flash player for Linux. However, the chances are that Lightspark Player Pro Popup and the original software have nothing in common, because the pop-up usually arrives bundled with freeware. Hence to remove Lightspark Player Pro Popup, you need to remove all the adware applications that might be related to it.
Lightspark Player Pro Popup can be displayed a long with many other annoying pop-ups, such as Codec Performer Update is Recommended or Please install the new Video Performer update. When the pop-up appears on your browser’s window, here is the message you are displayed:
Please Install Lightspark Player Pro to Continue (Required)
* Superior HD video performance with hardware acceleration of video
* Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors
* Faster graphics rendering support with Internet Explorer 9
* Bug fixes and security enhancements
Needless to say, that you should not click the INSTALL button, because it is very unlikely that the real Lightspark Player Pro will be installed on your computer. Actually, when the download is initiated, you are asked to accept a file that is named player-mozilla.exe or player-explorer.exe (depending on your web browser), so the chances are that you would not be getting the real product. And even if you were, security researchers say that the player that is downloaded via Lightspark Player Pro Popup is usually bundled with additional adware applications that slow down the system and expose you to potentially malicious content.
Based on security research, Lightspark Player Pro Popup generally starts popping up on your screen, when the computer gets infected with various adware applications such as Ads by Media Viewer. It may arrive with freeware and various browser extensions that users encounter online. It means that you need to be careful whenever you are about to download a new software application onto your computer, especially the program is being hosted on a third party website.
In order to get rid of this pop-up you should remove Ads by Media Viewer or any other application that might be responsible for it. If you do not know which program is generating Lightspark Player Pro Popup, scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner and all the potentially unwanted programs will be detected at once. Then delete all the undesirable applications and invest in a computer security application that will safeguard your system from various threats.
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