If you are browsing the internet and come across any advertisements asking you to update or upgrade your media player, please do not click on them. These are fake advertisements that will attempt to trick you into downloading malicious and Potentially Unwanted Programs.
Potentially Unwanted Programs or PUPs are similar to viruses, spywares and other malwares, but unlike these malicious programs, these Potentially Unwanted Programs are given permission to be installed by a user.
After installing and determining the true purpose of these programs, the user will then try to remove them after his/her computer starts to slow down and display annoying popup advertisements.
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To remove PUPs from your computer, you may use the two very effective PUPs removal software listed below:
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Anonymous: 6 months, 0 week ago
I also got the notice that I need to download 'Java HD'. Looks like another scam. Thanks for posting this!
Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Why does this keep popping up? EVEN ON THIS WINDOW! How do I make them stop appearing?
Anonymous: 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Never ever update via a notice that pops up! If you believe that you might actually need to update go to your media player's actual websight to do so just to be safe.
Anonymous: 11 months, 4 weeks ago
How do I stop these things from shoving themselves into my face every minute? Please advise! Thanks.
Anonymous: Aug 18, 2013
I have seen all of the last three messages listed above. They were displayed by a streaming TV service that was offering free access to subscription-only channels (and thus illegal). Fortunately, my BS shields were on full power and I declined the offer, then found this page. Dodged a bullet there.