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Fake and Malicious Media Player Update Advertisements

Date: July 24, 2013 8:58 AM - Views: 28,179 - Article ID:5080 - Comments: 5
Fake and Malicious Media Player Update Advertisements

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.

Here is a list of these fake advertisements that you should look out for:

Your system doesn't support this video file. Click here to get the plugin

Your system doesn't support this video file. Click here to get the plugin

Your system doesn't support this video file. Click here to get the plugin

 

Media Player Update:  This content requires Media Player 12.7. Would you like to install it now?

Media Player Update:  This content requires Media Player 12.7. Would you like to install it now?

Media Player Update

This content requires Media Player 12.7. Would you like to install it now?

 

HD Player is missing: Install Best HD TV Player  Ad

HD Player is missing: Install Best HD TV Player 

To remove PUPs from your computer, you may use the two very effective PUPs removal software listed below:

You may also see fake advertisements asking you to upgrade or update your Flash player. Click here to read more.

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Comments or Questions (5)

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  • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I also got the notice that I need to download 'Java HD'. Looks like another scam. Thanks for posting this!


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 1 week ago

    Why does this keep popping up? EVEN ON THIS WINDOW! How do I make them stop appearing?


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 1 week 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: 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    How do I stop these things from shoving themselves into my face every minute? Please advise! Thanks.


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    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.


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