If you have recently installed a media player called Top Media Player, then please read this short description about it because we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program and suggest that you remove it as soon as the opportunity arises. Our research has revealed that this program comes bundled with an unreliable browser extension for Mozilla Firefox that changes the default homepage, new tab page, and search provider. Moreover, this media player is known to show advertisements in its interface which make it undesirable because the promoted content may not be legitimate.
The media player market is full of different players that offer more and more functions with every new release, the competition is fierce, but here comes Top Media Player, a player so basic that it can only be compared to Windows Media Player. While testing it, we found that it can play a handful of video formats that include TS, FLV, MP4, MPG, MPEG, MKV, MOV, and so on. However, many people are tempted to download it for one reason or another. Its website boasts that it has more than 100, 000 downloads. Whatever the case may be, such a high number of downloads is unjustified. On top of that, this player does not play audio files.
We have found that Top Media Player was published by a company called BlueCPA. According to its website at Bluecpa.com, “Bluecpa is a software development team and have been delivering results to clients in industries in the travel, finance space.” It is rather odd that a company that claims to do business with travel and finance industries would release a media player. Therefore, we conclude that something is not right about this company. However, we cannot elaborate on this further because there is simply no more information available about it.
So now that you know where this program comes from, let us take a look at how it is disseminated. Like many potentially unwanted programs, this one has a dedicated website at Topmediaplayer.com. Oddly enough the installer featured on this website is called installer.exe which does not indicate that it is Top Media Player. This fact may seem insignificant, but we want to draw your attention to the fact that PUPs often have misleading names for their files. This may be due to the laziness on the part of the developers. In any case, it is important to note that this media player comes bundled with a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox called Teoma Search App which offers you to replace your browser’s homepage, new tab page, and search provider with its search engine. This extension is owned by APN LLC, a company known for releasing similar applications that modify browser settings to show promotional links in the search results of its custom search engines. Therefore, we recommend that you remove it from the installation process if you insist on installing Top Media Player.
In closing, at this point in time, Top Media Player seems to be like a low-grade media player. However, that may change at it receives new upgrades. In the mean time, it comes bundled with an untrustworthy browser extension that is set to show ads and this media player seems to show ads as well. Advertising revenue may be used to finance the development of it, but it is not worth taking the risk in keeping this application. So please follow the instructions on how to remove Top Media Player and its accompanying browser extension below.