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6/15/14

How to Get Rid of 'Please install Media Player HD to continue' Pop-up – Removal Guide



'Please install Media Player HD to continue' Error Pop-up Description


Got error message saying that 'Please install Media Player HD to continue'? No! It is a fake warning message trying to misleading users to download the false program Lightspark Player Pro. Other malware can be installed to your computer in this way. Users are not recommended to click or download anything from this pop-up.

'Please install Media Player HD to continue' fake pop-up can be injected when users download or update programs or movies from unsafe web sites. Spam email attachments can be another source of infection. Users have to be careful when downloading programs or surfing the Internet.

'Please install Media Player HD to continue' can be classified as an adware which annoys your online activities and lures users downloading malware. It changes the start-up items, which explains why it can be activated automatically when users boot up their computers. It also changes default browser settings so that it can pop up when you are browsing the Internet. What is more, this kind of fake warning message will never come alone; other infections may have been installed into your computer together. Users are recommended to remove 'Please install Media Player HD to continue' pop-up, and all its related infections together from your computer.

How to Get Rid of 'Please install Media Player HD to continue' Pop-up – Removal Guide

Manual removal  'Please install Media Player HD to continue'.
Step one: Launch Windows Task Manager by pressing keys Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc, search for 'Please install Media Player HD to continue' processes and right-click to end them.

Step two:  Clear all the cookies of your affected web browsers.
Since this adware pop-up has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:
Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click "Remove individual cookies"
In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the "Tools" button
Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”

Step Three: Reset Internet Explorer by the following guide (take IE as an example):
Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Reset, check Delete personal settings. Then click Reset.

Step four: Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections from 'Please install Media Player HD to continue'

For Windows Xp: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from 'Please install Media Player HD to continue'.

For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items generated from 'Please install Media Player HD to continue'.

For win8: Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc >> Click Task Manager >> More details >> Startup tab >> click on the items you would like to disable >> Click Disable

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Step three: After installation, fully scan your computer, and then detect and remove every unfamiliar programs related to 'Please install Media Player HD to continue'.


Conclusion: Both manual removal and automatical removal with SpyHunter are available methods for eliminating 'Please install Media Player HD to continue', but manual removal demands a good command of computer from the user.Because manual removal is dangerous and complicated, and any errors including deleting registry entries and important system files will crash your computer system. If you are not sure whether you can handle manual removal or not, I strongly recommend you to download and install SpyHunter to assist you to remove 'Please install Media Player HD to continue', the powerful and effective antivirus program. Moreover, if you install SpyHunter on your computer, it can help to protect your computer from being attacked by other virus in the future.


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