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Should I remove TVUPlayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,150
United States Rank #9,858
Reach 0.0496%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.78 days
613.04 days >
Average installed length: 322.11 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%



TVUPlayer is a software program developed by TVU networks. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named tvuplayer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 14.26 MB (14,956,824 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 34% of users of TVUPlayer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tvunetworks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\tvuplayer
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TVUPlayer\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 14.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TVUPlayer

Program executable:tvuplayer.exe
Name:TVUPlayer Module
TVUPlayer Component
Path:C:\Program Files\tvuplayer\tvuplayer.exe
Additional files:
  • npTVUAx.dll - TVU Web Player for FireFox (2,5,3,1)
  • AutoUpgrade.dll - TVU AutoUpgrade (TVU AutoUpgrade Component)
  • TVUPlayer2.5.3.1.exe - TVUPlayer (TVUPlayer V2.5.3.1 Setup)
  • uninst.exe
  • wvchk.exe
  • CrashCatcher.dll - CrashCatcher Module
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • GDIPLUS.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • libcurl.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libexpatw.dll
  • msdmo.dll - DirectShow (DMO Runtime)
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npTVUAx.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npTVUAx.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npTVUAx.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'TVU Web Player Plugin' with a plugin key of '@pages.tvunetworks.com/WebPlayer' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • TVUPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4C23A7E-3598-48BF-8AB0-9BE77ECC3A88}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TVUPlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Autre_program_files\TVUPlayer\TVUPlayer.exe'.

How do I remove TVUPlayer?

You can uninstall TVUPlayer 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 TVUPlayer, 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 TVUPlayer.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.71%
Windows XP 10.84%
Windows Vista 10.33%
Windows 10 10.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.36%
Windows 10 Home 2.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.51%
  Germany 18.78%
  United Kingdom 4.94%
  Italy 3.77%
  France 2.25%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Canada 1.98%
  Finland 1.71%
  Taiwan 1.62%
  Australia 1.62%
  Spain 1.53%
  Japan 1.44%
  India 1.17%
  Singapore 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.77%
Hewlett-Packard 20.11%
Dell 19.73%
Toshiba 8.35%
ASUS 6.26%
Medion 4.36%
Intel 3.04%
Samsung 2.47%
Lenovo 2.28%
American Megatrends 1.90%
Sahara 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.04%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.28%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 1.90%


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