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Should I remove MediaPlayerEnhance?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,573
United States Rank #8,023
Reach 0.0518%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.92 days
115.67 days >
Average installed length: 60.77 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.2.13 78.25%
1.34.1.29 21.75%

MediaPlayerEnhance

What is MediaPlayerEnhance?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

Overview

The most used version is 1.34.2.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 9.11 MB (9,553,187 bytes). MediaPlayerEnhance-updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MediaPlayerEnhance.
utils.exe (8f1418777092fcf7a34eea552fe809eb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4924 HW32.CDB
Malwarebytes v2014.03.04.12 PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A
MediaPlayerEnhance-updater.exe (7f3baceb4a58a46808434cd3e88b76e8) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANDC
Comodo Security 17836 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.950
ESET-NOD32 9460 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.W
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics!7F3BACEB4A58
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!7F3BACEB4A58
Sophos 4.97.0 Generic PUA DK
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0213
VIPRE Antivirus 26776 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-enabler.exe (d848c2869604ed770c6d5961f45a0aaf) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL 0.1.0.1 Trojan/Win32.SGeneric
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANCJ
Comodo Security 17878 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9495 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.X
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA FI
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0227
VIPRE Antivirus 27044 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-codedownloader.exe (4f900141cfef712a36551cd39f9adc53) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANCK
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.950
ESET-NOD32 9460 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.T
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics!4F900141CFEF
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!4F900141CFEF
Sophos 4.97.0 Generic PUA OP
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0212
VIPRE Antivirus 26776 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-firefoxinstaller.exe (3113a7f03804407c533e4cfadc3d59b8) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANDB
Comodo Security 17836 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 7.00.7.12100 Trojan.Crossrider.950
ESET-NOD32 9460 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics!3113A7F03804
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!3113A7F03804
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0212
VIPRE Antivirus 26776 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-chromeinstaller.exe (762ab50f521d3b80cc6d1dbdb9ad27a1) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 Generic5.ANDD
ESET-NOD32 9451 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.Y
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics!762AB50F521D
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!762AB50F521D
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0215
VIPRE Antivirus 26682 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-bho.dll (b63a511a52b309d16da88ea6bb8a4ecf) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9439 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.V
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
K7GW 9.176.11205 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics!B63A511A52B3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!B63A511A52B3
Sophos 4.97.0 AppRider
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0212
VIPRE Antivirus 26594 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-validator.exe (c33562b08146daed6509b2fb91004fe0) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9439 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.S
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Adware-AddLyrics!C33562B08146
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Adware-AddLyrics!C33562B08146
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0212
VIPRE Antivirus 26594 Crossrider (fs)
MediaPlayerEnhance-bho64.dll (b39b6d751464f8e185b58cac5fff2606) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MultiBundle.M
ESET-NOD32 9520 Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider.C
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayerEnhance.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27248 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 77 all detections
MediaPlayerEnhance has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Feven
URL: crossrider.com/pages/privacy
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mediaplayerenhance
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MediaPlayerEnhance\Uninstall.exe /fromcontrolpanel=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 9.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MediaPlayerEnhance

Program executable:utils.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\mediaplayerenhance\utils.exe
MD5:8f1418777092fcf7a34eea552fe809eb
Additional files:
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-bg.exe (by Feven) - MediaPlayerEnhance (MediaPlayerEnhance exe)
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-bho.dll (by Feven) - MediaPlayerEnhance BHO
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-chromeinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-enabler.exe
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-firefoxinstaller.exe
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-updater.exe
  • (Malware detected) MediaPlayerEnhance-validator.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MediaPlayerEnhance' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411150} (CrossriderApp0044150).
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MediaPlayerEnhance' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411411150} (CrossriderApp0044150).
Scheduled Task
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-enabler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'temp_MediaPlayerEnhance-enabler'.
6 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MediaPlayerEnhance-codedownloader.
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MediaPlayerEnhance-updater.
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-firefoxinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MediaPlayerEnhance-firefoxinstaller.
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-enabler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MediaPlayerEnhance-enabler.
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-chromeinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MediaPlayerEnhance-chromeinstaller.
  • MediaPlayerEnhance-validator.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MediaPlayerEnhance-validator.

How do I remove MediaPlayerEnhance?

Quickly and completely remove MediaPlayerEnhance from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall MediaPlayerEnhance from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MediaPlayerEnhance, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MediaPlayerEnhance.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MediaPlayerEnhance you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows 8 20.28%
Windows XP 8.39%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.01%
Windows 7 Professional 8.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.10%
Windows 8.1 8.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.04%
Windows 8 7.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.82%
  Italy 13.33%
  France 8.18%
  Germany 6.06%
  Canada 5.45%
  Spain 3.33%
  Australia 2.42%
  United Kingdom 2.42%
  Mexico 2.12%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Israel 0.91%
  BO 0.30%
  China 0.30%
  DZ 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.06%
Acer 21.67%
Dell 17.24%
ASUS 12.32%
Toshiba 6.90%
GIGABYTE 3.94%
Lenovo 3.45%
Samsung 3.45%
Intel 0.99%
Sahara 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.38%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.31%
Acer Aspire V3-731 2.31%

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