MediaPlayerPlus is an adware application that is distributed bundled with freeware applications. This adware program is installed on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers as browser add-on. It has not been reported to get installed on Google Chrome. Since it is an adware application, MediaPlayerPlus usually displays commercial pop-ups, especially when you access such popular websites as YouTube. Due to the fact that constant exposure to third party commercial content may be harmful to your computer, it is strongly recommended to remove MediaPlayerPlus from the system.
When you open Control Panel to remove MediaPlayerPlus, take note at the date when the application was installed on your PC. There are bound to be more freeware applications installed on the same day, because MediaPlayerPlus does not have any home page and it is usually installed with a list of other applications. Most of the time, MediaPlayerPlus is bundled with Java installer that is downloaded from a third party website. It is also known that the application can be bundled with Fortunitas adware, although depending on installer and third party website that distributes the list of programs MediaPlayerPlus travels with may be rather extensive.
This program seems to be from the same family of adware applications as a huge group of Lyrics adware applications, including Lyrics Monkey, Lyrics Fan, Boby Lyrics and many others. Most of them are supposed to display lyrics next to YouTube videos when you watch a video. MediaPlayerPlus is also related to online streaming services, although no matter what kind of service it may offer, the main security issue related to it is definitely commercial advertisements.
MediaPlayerPlus is not a dangerous computer infection itself and it does not intend to infect you with malware. However, MediaPlayerPlus displays a lot of pop-up and other types of advertisements. The application does not and cannot review all the content and links that are embedded into its pop-ups. Consequently, sooner or later you might be exposed to a dangerous content through one of MediaPlayerPlus pop-ups.
Should you click on an ad that displays a corrupted link, you could be redirected to a website that is part of online marketing scheme. Malware infection is just an extreme consequence of having MediaPlayerPlus on your PC, but such possibility remains and if you want to avoid any potential security threats, you should definitely start with removing MediaPlayerPlus from the system.
After manual removal, do not hesitate to run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner and then invest in a reliable antimalware tool that will protect your system from similar unwanted applications.
Windows Vista & Windows 7