MediaPlayerZ is a recently released infection that our analysts have classified as a potentially unwanted program. We recommend that user’s remove this infection due to the fact that is performs several malicious activities, which will be discussed in more detail throughout this article. But in a nutshell, the app is presented as a Windows Media Classic Player, which is of course fake and does not work. The program is deceptive in nature, because its main purpose is to infiltrate your computer and display third-part advertisements. The content promoted via its ads is also malicious, so we advise you to remove it as soon as you can.
As mentioned, MediaPlayerZ imitates the Windows Media Classic Player to dupe users into installing it. It has its own standalone installer. But nonetheless, it can also be bundled with other software unusually found on unreliable software sharing websites. Note that if you come across a software bundle that contains MediaPlayerZ, you will be granted a choice to opt out its installation. Just remember to uncheck the appropriate checkbox. However, if you get infected with this malware, you won’t be able to remove it by simply going to the Control Panel and uninstalling it from there. You will need an antimalware scanner that could remove it altogether, and won’t leave malicious junk files.
During installation MediaPlayerZ’s wizard might offer you to install additional software. But we advise you to decline this “generous” offer, because it will, undoubtedly, install adware apps. The applications may vary, but rest assured all of them will be malicious to some degree. In any case, if your computer gets infected with this malware, the app will change your default homepage to Istartsurf.com or Trovi.com. However, the websites are also subject to change.
At any rate, the aforementioned homepages contain links to various websites. But, some of them might be unreliable and could redirect you to infected websites that contain malware download links. So you should not trust MediaPlayerZ, because it might open up the floodgates for new infections to jeopardize the security of your computer and by extension your own personal files. The same can also be said about the ads that appear at the bottom of the homepage. They are provided by third parties who may also promote fake ads containing links to malware downloads.
All in all, MediaPlayerZ is a dubious application that you ought to remove. It disguises itself as a media player to trick users into installing it. Its installer might contain additional adware that could compromise you system’s security even further. The Infection changes the browsers homepage for an unreliable one that contains ads that could redirect to infected websites. Therefore, you should get a powerful antimalware tool that will remove MediaPlayerZ altogether.