Winner Media Player is an ad-supported potentially unwanted program. While it works as a media player should, opening video and audio files, there are other free tools that do the same, only better, and without unnecessary commercial adverts. There is also some danger presented by Winner Media Player’s distribution method. We don’t think that it’s a good idea to keep this program on your computer, so removing Winner Media Player is the best option.
Like most ad-supported software, Winner Media Player uses its access to your computer to install cookies that track your web browsing activities, seeking to figure out what kind advertisements you’re most likely to click on. When enough information has been gathered, Winner Media Player starts showing you ads on your web browser. They might take the form of pop-ups, banners, coupons, etc. No matter the form, all of them can be either really annoying or extremely tempting. If you click one of them, you will get redirected to a third-party website and the Winner Media Player developers will get some money. You won’t get compensated for the part you played in this pay-per-click scheme.
While you can download Winner Media Player on its website, it’s mostly distributed via freeware bundles. This media player was created by Winner Solutions LLC; however, the bundle installer it comes from is signed by STROYBIZNESPROYEKT. This sounds like a Russian name. Keeping in mind the reputation Russia has for hacking, it’s not hard to see why one should be careful. This is even more worrisome, because Winner Media Player is known to come bundled with browser hijackers and adware. If you don’t take measures to protect your computer once you discover this program, the additional programs it came with could catastrophically impact the security of your machine over time.
If you’re ready to remove Winner Media Player from your computer, there are two methods you could follow to achieve this goal. The first, and best, way to do it is by downloading a professional anti-malware program. SpyHunter is one of the best. It will automatically scan your computer after loading. When the system scan is complete, all you have to do is click “Fix Threats” and anything dangerous will be deleted. This is especially useful if you are afraid that you have more than one threat on your machine. The other option is to manually uninstall Winner Media Player. You will get rid of this potentially unwanted program; however, it will do nothing to terminate any other threats you may have. If you had this media player for a while, there could be several of them. Instructions for manual removal are included below.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista