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Should I remove Skyrocket Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,512
United States Rank #28,485
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.21 days
124.24 days >
Average installed length: 65.28 days


VersionDistribution 3.13% 40.63% 28.13% 6.25% 9.38% 9.38% 3.13%

Skyrocket Player

What is Skyrocket Player?

Skyrocket is an ad-supported, potentially unwanted program that injects various forms of ads in the user's web browser and displayed videos. It will place display ads, banners, or coupons into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages that advertisements would not otherwise appear on the underlying website. It will also convert words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements.

From the EULA: "The Service – The Skyrocket Player software is designed to give you the ability to watch video content while still having access and use of other applications on your computer. The unique “view-through” technology plays videos in a partially transparent player that reveals what’s under the Skyrocket Player. Attached to the video player is a control bar that provides video control, content selection and convenient video content and web content search functions. The Service may also:

Show ads dispersed within the video content played in the Skyrocket Player.
Provide you an optional home page with convenient search, and an optional ability to set your browser’s default search powered both powered by a Skyplayer partner."

The software is distributed by Useful Software / Blinkx (dba Skyplayer) out of Bellevue, WA.

About  (from Blinkx)

The Skyrocket Player gives you your entertainment where you want it. Skyrocket plays videos from 100s of awesome channels anywhere on your screen. Play sports, movie trailers, viral videos, news, cooking, travel and more while you use other applications. The Skyrocket Player floats on top of your other windows in see-t...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Skyrocket Player.
Skyrocket Player.exe (f6e49bc0672203613ff727a519fcd4a2) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Blinkx/LeadImpact (fs)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0808
VIPRE Antivirus 32366 Blinkx/LeadImpact (fs)
Skyrocket 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: Skyplayer
URL: www.skyrocketplayer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skyrocket player
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Skyrocket Player\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 949.6 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Skyrocket Player

Program executable:Skyrocket Player.exe
Name:Skyrocket Player
Path:C:\Program Files\skyrocket player\Skyrocket Player.exe
Additional files:
  • Skyrocket Player.exe (by Skyplayer) - Skyrocket Player
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Skyrocket Player.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Skyrocket Player' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Skyrocket Player\Skyrocket Player.exe" /autostart=1.
Network connections
  • Skyrocket Player.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Skyrocket Player.exe
Memory:60.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006692564%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00035860%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031065%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:50,238,554
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:312.2 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.38 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Skyrocket Player?

You can uninstall Skyrocket 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 Skyrocket 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 Skyrocket 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) 47%
Win XP 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.88%
Windows 10 43.75%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.63%
Windows 8.1 28.13%
Windows 8 9.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Starter 3.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.04%
  Australia 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.93%
Dell 17.24%
Acer 17.24%
Toshiba 13.79%
Lenovo 3.45%
ASUS 3.45%
Gateway 3.45%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 6.45%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 3.23%
MSI MS-7817 3.23%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1204 3.23%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.23%


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