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Should I remove HD Media Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,907
United States Rank #17,777
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.05 days
60.43 days >
Average installed length: 31.75 days


2.2.1 100.00%

HD Media Player

What is HD Media Player?

Under the download button: "Clicking the Download button above will download the setup file to your desktop. Opening this setup file launches AirInstaller (Learn more) to manage your installation process, which may offer additional and optional offers from 3rd party software advertisers. By installing, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Policy. Learn how to Uninstall this software. This software is a derivative of an Open Source project licensed under GNU. The original version of this software is also available free." ... "GetSoftFree.com is distributing custom installers which are different from the originally available distribution. These new installers comply with the original software manufacturers' policies and terms & conditions, however, they are not the originals. Air Installer is an install manager, which manages the installation of your chosen software. In addition to managing your download and installation, Air Installer will offer free popular software that you may be interested in."

About  (from Air Software)

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  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
HD Media Player 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: HD Media Player
URL: www.playhdfree.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HD Media Player
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HD Media Player\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 77.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD Media Player

Program executable:hdmplayer.exe
Name:HD Media Player
Path:C:\Program Files\hd media player\hdmplayer.exe
Additional files:
  • HDMPlayer-cache-gen.exe - HD Media Player
  • libvlc.dll
  • libvlccore.dll
  • libaddonsfsstorage_plugin.dll - LibVLC plugin
  • libaddonsvorepository_plugin.dll
  • libaiff_plugin.dll
  • libasf_plugin.dll
  • libau_plugin.dll
  • libaudioscrobbler_plugin.dll
  • libavi_plugin.dll
  • libcaf_plugin.dll
  • libdemux_cdg_plugin.dll
  • libdemux_stl_plugin.dll
  • libdemuxdump_plugin.dll
  • libdiracsys_plugin.dll
  • libes_plugin.dll
  • libexport_plugin.dll
  • libfingerprinter_plugin.dll
  • libflacsys_plugin.dll
  • libgme_plugin.dll
  • libgnutls_plugin.dll
  • libh264_plugin.dll
  • libhevc_plugin.dll
  • libimage_plugin.dll
  • liblogger_plugin.dll
  • liblua_plugin.dll
  • libmjpeg_plugin.dll
  • libmkv_plugin.dll
  • libmod_plugin.dll
  • libmp4_plugin.dll
  • libmux_asf_plugin.dll
  • libmux_avi_plugin.dll
  • libmux_dummy_plugin.dll
  • libmux_mp4_plugin.dll
  • libmux_mpjpeg_plugin.dll
  • libmux_ogg_plugin.dll
  • libmux_ps_plugin.dll
  • libmux_ts_plugin.dll
  • libmux_wav_plugin.dll
  • libqt4_plugin.dll
  • libskins2_plugin.dll
  • libstats_plugin.dll
  • libvod_rtsp_plugin.dll
  • libxml_plugin.dll
  • axvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC Web Plugin (VLC media player (Activex Plugin))
  • npvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC media player Web Plugin
  • libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • HDMPlayer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VLC.OPENFolder' and the action verb 'Open.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npvlc.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npvlc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.1' with a plugin key of '@videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.1' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove HD Media Player?

You can uninstall HD Media 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 HD Media 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 HD Media 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HD Media Player you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 82%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.28%
Windows 7 13.92%
Windows Vista 2.53%
Windows XP 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 71.43%
Windows 10 Pro 12.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.90%
Windows 7 Professional 2.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.30%
  Australia 0.74%
  Germany 0.74%
  France 0.74%
  United Kingdom 0.74%
  Italy 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 54.79%
Dell 21.92%
Lenovo 9.59%
Acer 4.11%
ASUS 4.11%
Intel 2.74%
Toshiba 1.37%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 8.33%
LENOVO F0AW0035US 5.56%
Dell Dell DM051 5.56%
HP HP 15 Notebook PC 4.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.78%


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