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Should I remove Media_Play_er+?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
United States Rank #39,268
Reach 0.0014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.37 days
151.67 days >
Average installed length: 79.69 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.5.22 100.00%

Media_Play_er+

What is Media_Play_er+?

This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, transitional, interstitial and full page ads. Ads and features that appear on websites using this adware plugin are not associated with the underlying website the user is currently visiting and are injected. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page. It will also convert words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements. This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through 3rd-party download managers and installers that may include it as an additional or sponsored offers including adware.

Overview

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. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is Media_Play_er+-bg.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 9.29 MB (9,744,801 bytes).

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
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • 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
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Media_Play_er+.
Media_Play_er+-bg.exe (a98abae4daae967ddbc35276a41a49c2) has been flagged by the following 17 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.38 Adware/CrossRider.A.6295
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAA
ESET-NOD32 8.9950 probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AA
Fortinet FortiGate 6/20/2014 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
G Data 14.6.24 Win32.Application.Plush
K7 AntiVirus 13.1712403 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.1712403 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.06.20.09 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
McAfee 5600.7094 Artemis!A98ABAE4DAAE
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7094 Artemis!A98ABAE4DAAE
Panda Antivirus 14.06.20.09 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.d3f
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 6/20/2014 rev. 6 Adware.BL
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.171 TROJ_GEN.F47V0529
VIPRE Antivirus 30342 Crossrider (fs)
Media_Play_er+-codedownloader.exe (3137bd0ac6043f140e8ef26657732885) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
AhnLab-V3 2014.06.16.01 PUP/Win32.PlusHD
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.38 Adware/CrossRider.A.6308
AVG 14.0.0.3964 Generic_r.OE
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAC
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Comodo Security 18568 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9951 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
K7 AntiVirus 9.179.12403 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
K7GW 9.179.12403 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!3137BD0AC604
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!3137BD0AC604
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.3a6
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.BL
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0529
VIPRE Antivirus 30342 Crossrider (fs)
ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-3.exe (383fa513df865ca3c7082dad7bedf594) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.28 Adware/CrossRider.A.6282
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAD
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9867 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!383FA513DF86
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!383FA513DF86
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374062
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0529
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Crossrider (fs)
Media_Play_er+-nova.exe (576369dfbc8f9789f137e813fc2a84d2) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.155.10 Adware/CrossRider.A.6312
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAE
Comodo Security 18559 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 9948 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AE
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.152.0 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!576369DFBC8F
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!576369DFBC8F
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.c1c
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.ADH.2
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0530
VIPRE Antivirus 30310 Crossrider (fs)
ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-5.exe (49a8123bfd2098c313576584ac5ea0e4) has been flagged by the following 9 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.aai
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.599 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.374109
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Crossrider (fs)
ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-2.exe (0ae33fcd09571242632a04a656bae5c3) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAC
ESET-NOD32 9867 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Crossrider (fs)
ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-4.exe (b19b1856cdf68456959a9316ad67d184) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.28 Adware/CrossRider.A.6281
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAD
ESET-NOD32 9867 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.A
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Crossrider (fs)
Media_Play_er+-bho.dll (b577cef6e7910a3b84213ae9c8628713) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.152.20 Adware/CrossRider.A.6305
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossAd.aai
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Plush.B
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.MediaPlayer.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/PlusHD
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0529
VIPRE Antivirus 29746 Crossrider (fs)
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Media_Play_er+ has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Media_Play_er+.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: enter
URL: crossrider.com/install/58024-mediaplayer+
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\media_play_er+
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Media_Play_er+\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 9.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Media_Play_er+

Program executable:Media_Play_er+-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Media_Play_er+
Media_Play_er+ exe
Path:C:\Program Files\media_play_er+\Media_Play_er+-bg.exe
MD5:a98abae4daae967ddbc35276a41a49c2
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-2.exe (by enter) - Media_Play_er+ (Media_Play_er+ exe)
  • (Malware detected) ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-3.exe (by enter)
  • (Malware detected) ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) Media_Play_er+-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Media_Play_er+-bho.dll - Media_Play_er+ BHO
  • Media_Play_er+-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) Media_Play_er+-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Media_Play_er+-nova.exe
  • 58024.crx
  • 360-58024.crx
  • 58024.xpi
  • Media_Play_er+-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • utils.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Media_Play_er+-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Media_Play_er+' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110511801124} (CrossriderApp0058024).
6 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Media_Play_er+-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-6.
  • Media_Play_er+-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-7.
  • ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-5.
  • ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-4.
  • ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-3.
  • ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ecd21c27-0b1d-4666-bd85-dc7126ad3c01-2.

How do I remove Media_Play_er+?

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Or, you can uninstall Media_Play_er+ 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 Media_Play_er+, 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 Media_Play_er+.
  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 Media_Play_er+ you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Windows XP 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 8 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.44%
  Australia 8.33%
  Colombia 5.56%
  Germany 5.56%
  France 2.78%
  Spain 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  United Kingdom 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 15.00%
Dell 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Sony 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
GIGABYTE 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 5.00%
Sony VPCS11M1E 5.00%
Sony VPCL137FX 5.00%
MEDION MS-7748 5.00%
LENOVO 745869U 5.00%
LENOVO 3574EJS 5.00%

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