The Free FLV Player is a simple media program that should allow you to open various media format files, play them and convert in other formats. But this software is considered as a potentially unwanted program. It installs by using tricks and deceptive methods and then messes with some of your computer settings. Because of that, it presents a serious threat to your system and your safety.
Right after installation of Free FLV Player program you will notice that it starts to show you some pop-ups from different sponsors and clients, because its free program, it uses advertisements to get profit from each click by a user. Also, each click will redirect you to other pages, that may appear to be phishing or viral, you can be fooled into the download of a fake program to remove bogus detects in your system (typical tech support scam). This behavior makes Free FLV Player program very dangerous.
How does Free FLV Player get into my system?
To spread Free FLV Player program among users, developers are trying to use viral advertising and redirects to show to users that it is a legit software with its own official website. But besides that, the installation of this program is also bundled with a lot of other programs on the web, that can be downloaded by simple users. These are main reasons why we advised you to remove Free FLV Player program and check your computer for any other potential threats. Check the instruction below to do that.
Removal tool for Free FLV Player:
NOTE: A free version of GridinSoft Anti-Malware works as a scanner and allows you to use its tools. You need to purchase a license to be able to remove detected items.
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Free FLV Player in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):