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What percent of users and experts removed it?
58% remove it42% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,460
United States Rank #30,588
Reach 0.0082%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.45 days
396.74 days >
Average installed length: 208.46 days


v1.0.0.9 12.66%
v1.0.0.8 5.06%
v1.0.0.7 11.39%
v1.0.0.6 24.05%
v1.0.0.14 2.53%
v1.0.0.13 2.53%
v1.0.0.12 9.49%
v1.0.0.11 27.22%
v1.0.0.10 5.06%

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FastPlayer is a program developed by SoftForce. The most used version is v1.0.0.11, 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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is FastPlayer.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 31.72 MB (33,262,612 bytes). FastPlayerUpdaterService.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 25% of users of FastPlayer come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FastPlayer.
FastPlayer.exe (8f23559df3bc31f55de3ef4f14dacc89) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Riskware.Agent
Baidu-International PUA.MSIL.NewPlayer.BA
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.31174
ESET-NOD32 9.11135 a variant of MSIL/NewPlayer.A potentially unwanted
K7 AntiVirus 13.193.14894 Trojan
K7GW 13.193.14893 Trojan ( 0049ea561 )
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Siggen.dmvmpw
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
WebBrowser.exe (c83b32b43f67d418d895d54cc8319b5b) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.133020
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
ALYac Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.133020
Arcabit Trojan.Adware.Kazy.D2079C
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.133020
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader12.13886
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.133020 (B)
ESET-NOD32 12095 MSIL/NewPlayer.B potentially unwanted
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy
G Data 25 Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.133020
K7 AntiVirus 9.209.16896 Trojan ( 0001140e1 )
K7GW 9.209.16896 Trojan ( 0001140e1 )
Malwarebytes Trojan.Clicker
McAfee Artemis!C83B32B43F67
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Kazy.133020
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.DownLoader12.dnggwk
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA FK (PUA)
SUPERAntiSpyware Adware.Kazy/Variant
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Adware.Rugo
Trend Micro 9.800.0.1009 ADW_ADPLAYER
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_ADPLAYER
VIPRE Antivirus 42880 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
FPUpdaterService.exe (52a98cd6c4a7e03d626635adba03a216) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Malware-gen
ESET-NOD32 11996 a variant of MSIL/NewPlayer.C potentially unwanted
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.FastPlayer.A
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Trojan.Win32.A.Badur.382464.A[h]
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Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fastplayer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FastPlayer\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 31.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FastPlayer

Program executable:FastPlayer.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\fastplayer\FastPlayer.exe
Additional files:
  • FastPlayerUpdaterService.exe - FastPlayerUpdaterService
  • UninstallAddons.exe - UninstallOperaAddon
  • (Malware detected) FPUpdaterService.exe - FPUpdaterService
  • BackerInst.exe - BackerInst
  • BrowserWeb.exe - BrowserWeb
  • (Malware detected) FastPlayer.exe - FastPlayer
  • (Malware detected) WebBrowser.exe - WebBrowser
  • LTV2.exe - Fold
  • dotNetFx40_Full_setup.exe
  • fastAddon.exe - fastAddon
  • fastUpdater.exe - fastUpdater
  • FrameworkControl.exe
  • PhotoLoader.dll
  • policy.2.0.taglib-sharp.dll
  • taglib-sharp.dll - TagLib#
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • fastUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FastPlayer Update.
2 Services
  • FPUpdaterService.exe runs as a service named 'FastPlayer Updater Service' (FastPlayerUpdaterService) "FastPlayer Updater Service".
  • fastUpdater.exe runs as a service named 'Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service' (HiPatchService).

How do I remove FastPlayer?

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Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove FastPlayer from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall FastPlayer 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 FastPlayer, 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 FastPlayer.
  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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 58%
Keep it 42%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.27%
Windows 10 41.14%
Windows Vista 5.70%
Windows XP 1.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.75%
Windows 8.1 24.68%
Windows 7 Professional 8.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 25.00%
  United States 24.43%
  Australia 7.95%
  France 7.95%
  Mexico 2.84%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  Canada 2.84%
  Italy 2.27%
  Israel 1.70%
  Argentina 1.70%
  Brazil 1.70%
  Spain 1.70%
  Colombia 1.14%
  Sweden 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.04%
Acer 22.22%
Medion 10.19%
Dell 8.33%
Toshiba 6.48%
ASUS 4.63%
Samsung 4.63%
Lenovo 1.85%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.65%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.77%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 1.77%


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