84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove FLV Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,041
United States Rank #6,000
Reach 0.3191%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.01 days
826.41 days >
Average installed length: 434.21 days


VersionDistribution 2.70%
1.1 42.62%
1.0 54.64%

FLV Player

What is FLV Player?

FLV Player is a bundled installation using a download monetization platform. Installing the co-bundled software through the modified installer may not be optional. From the distribution site: "This product is totally free and offers the user additional bundle products that may include advertisements. The software can be installed without any additional software by opting out of the offerings. All additional bundle products are available for free from the manufacturer website. During installation and setup the software will offer uses by default the ability to install web browser toolbars or other potentially unwanted software applications designed to modify a user's search settings.


The most used version is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 WebPlayer.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 594.89 KB (609,164 bytes).
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\webplayer
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WebPlayer\uninstall.exe" _?=C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WebPlayer\FLV Player
Estimated size: 594.89 KB

Program filesFiles installed by FLV Player

Program executable:WebPlayer.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{19A2710A-62A4-46B0-87F7-7B8CF47C80C0}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WebPlayer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Online Weather' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\WebPlayer\Online Weather\WebPlayer.exe.
Network connections
  • WebPlayer.exe connects to (port 80).
  • WebPlayer.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:25.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0038716389%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00205193%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00181971%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:86,901
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:532 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:136 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove FLV Player?

You can uninstall FLV Player 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FLV Player, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 FLV Player.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.16%
Windows 10 22.96%
Windows XP 5.93%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.93%
Windows 7 Professional 10.78%
Windows 8.1 6.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.86%
Windows 8 Pro 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 13.28%
  Saudi Arabia 5.88%
  Brazil 5.79%
  MA 4.99%
  Egypt 4.52%
  DZ 3.15%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  Germany 3.02%
  Italy 2.75%
  France 2.50%
  India 2.36%
  Indonesia 2.29%
  IQ 2.19%
  Canada 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.29%
Acer 20.97%
Dell 19.02%
ASUS 8.99%
Toshiba 8.51%
Samsung 5.19%
Lenovo 3.27%
Intel 0.79%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.33%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.77%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.68%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.62%

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Chris.Geoover a year ago
I love FLV, it might be a bit ugly, but, it works brilliantly on every computer and tablet I use it on, it'll play more video and audio files than almost any other player, it even comes in a portable version.