“You need to update your media player” pop-up is a fraudulent pop-up warning which takes you to softigloo.com where you are offered a chance to install a FLV Player. However, in addition to the application, the installer suggests installing Movies Toolbar, which is powered by Ask Search. It is important to play close attention to the information provided by the installer, because such pop-ups as “You need to update your media player” may also be bundled with adware or some other unreliable programs. We recommend that you ignore the recommendations of the “You need to update your media player” pop-up in order to avoid undesirable applications. If you are eager to implement some free, legitimate program, find its official websites so as not to cause any damage to the computer.
“You need to update your media player” pop-up is not the only deceptive pop-up that you can come across on the Internet. Very often insecure websites and adware programs display fraudulent pop-up recommendations to make the user think that he or she needs to upgrade some computer applications. One of the recently reported misleading pop-ups is known as “Your system doesn’t support this video file”, which may suggest installing a VLC player or some other free program. It is important to know that usually the websites to which you are taken by dubious pop-ups are not liable for the accuracy and reliability of the products promoted, which implies that it is better to rely on the official distributors of the software.
As regards the programs promoted by the “You need to update your media player” pop-up, bear in mind that Movies Toolbar can replace your home page and search provider with ask.com. The search engine may provide you with sponsored links; moreover, it may monitor your browsing behavior. The same applies for Movies Toolbar. Your interaction with the browser extension may be monitored in order to determine what you are interested in so that the service can be improved in the future. If you have no intention of using the FLV Player, which is distributed by Somoto, and the toolbar, take action to remove them from the PC; and do not forget that you should ignore the warnings similar to the “You need to update your media player” pop-up.
In case you have already installed the programs to which you have been exposed by “You need to update your media player”, follow the instructions given below to uninstall them. After uninstalling the unwanted applications, scan the system with a reliable scanner. Does this sound time-consuming? Implement SpyHunter if you want to have the “You need to update your media player” programs removed and the system shield from various threats.
Windows Vista and Windows 7