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Uninstall KMPlayer ads (Uninstall Guide) - Jan 2021 updated

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Why do I see KMPlayer ads?

Probably many computer users are familiar with KMPlayer – a free multimedia player that is the main competitor for VLC Media Player. This free program is also known as K-Multimedia and KMP. After the latest update, users started complaining about its delivered advertisements. Ads by KMPlayer appeared on the right sidebar of the program which promotes various games and applications. Generating revenue from the ads might be reasonable for the creators of the free program. Well, some users find ads annoying and disturbing, but it’s not the main issue. The problem is that some of these ads might lead to potentially dangerous and malicious websites. By visiting these sites, your computer might catch a serious infection, or you may be tricked into a downloading questionable software. KMPlayer ads might warn victims about a necessity to scan and repair computer because of various errors. However, there’s no need to install and scan your PC with a questionable program. It’s better to remove KMPlayer from the computer or disable misleading advertisements.

Furthermore, some users claim that the program appeared on their computers out of the blue. Indeed, this program might be spread using ‘bundling’ technique which allows adding the program as an optional to the regular software package. Because of this feature, the program is often called KMPlayer virus; however, this term is not valid for it. It might be called as potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. If you are one of the program users who are annoyed about advertisements, you can take some time and disable them for good. However, if the program has appeared on your PC without your permission, you should get rid of it. For KMPlayer removal use ReimageIntego – this anti-malware tool is capable of eliminating all unwanted programs with all their components.

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Can this player get inside the computer without my permission?

KMPlayer is a legitimate program that users can download from the official website. But, as we already mentioned, it can also be spread bundled with various free programs users download from the Internet. This method allows adding programs as an optional and installing them with the regular program. Many computer users think that software installers openly disclose about additional programs’ suggestions. Unfortunately, they don’t. Users have to check installation process themselves and prevent potentially unwanted programs from getting inside. However, users often use ‘Quick’ or ‘Standard’ installation setup and only click ‘Next’ and ‘Agree’ buttons without paying attention. This installation mode does not allow seeing the list of optional programs and install them by default. In order to see the list of additional applications and control their installation, you have to install programs using ‘Advanced’ or ‘Custom’ mode. During the installation process, you will encounter the checkbox with various toolbars, browser extensions and other unwanted programs such as KMPlayer. You have to unmark them and continue the installation. If this option is not allowed, do not install the program.

Disable or remove KMPlayer ads

Ads by KMPlayer won’t fade away themselves. It’s a money making tool for the developers. However, if you are not willing to sponsor the authors of this free multimedia player, you can disable ads by following these steps:

  1. Find the Notepad on your PC.
  2. Right click on the Notepad and select Run as administrator.
  3. Click Ctrl+O at the same time to open the dialog box.
  4. Go to the folder called ‘C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc’. Here, change file type to All files.
  5. Then open the Hosts file. Go to the end and type in ‘ player.kmpmedia.net’.
  6. Save the changes by clicking Ctrl+S.

Important! If the Notepad asks to create a new file, it means that you are not running the computer as an administrator.

If you haven’t installed the program, you might probably want to get rid of it. KMPlayer removal might be initiated manually or automatically. At the end of the article, you will find manual removal instructions. Carefully look through them and make sure you are capable of detecting and eliminating the program with all its components. If these steps seem difficult to you, you can remove KMPlayer automatically. All you have to do is to employ anti-malware program and scan computer’s system.

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To remove KMPlayer ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall KMPlayer in Windows systems

Carefully follow the instructions and remove KMPlayer from the computer. If you haven’t installed  the program yourself, think about recently installed programs. One of them is responsible for bringing it on the PC and you should eliminate it too.

  1. Go to Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, open Add/Remove Programs). Go to 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, open 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open Quick Access Menu. Then click Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, click on Windows icon in the lower left corner of the screen to open 'Quick Access Menu'. Then click 'Control Panel' and select 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Remove KMPlayer and programs related to it
    Now, take a look at the list of programs and find KMPlayer or other programs that you do not remember installing.
  4. Right-click on these programs and select "Uninstall." Then click OK to save changes. Right-click every suspicious program and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall KMPlayer in Mac OS X system

  1. Users who use OS X should click on Go button, which can be found at the top left corner of the screen and select Applications. Click on 'Go' to open a drop-down menu and select 'Applications'.
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for KMPlayer or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on each malicious application and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete KMPlayer from Internet Explorer (IE)

It is uncommon that the program installs additional tools or plugins to the browser, but if you have clicked on of the advertisements and visited a malicious website, some suspicious entries might have been installed. Check the list of add-ons and remove unknown entries.

  1. Delete suspicious browser add-ons
    Launch Internet Explorer, and then open IE by clicking on the Gear icon, which is located at the top right corner of the Internet browser. Then, click Manage Add-ons. Open browser menu and go to 'Manage add-ons'
  2. Manage Add-ons window will appear on your screen. Now, search for KMPlayer and other questionable browser add-ons. Right-click them on each of them and select Disable. To eliminate malicious applications, right-click on each of them and click 'Disable'
  3. If virus altered your homepage, change it:
    Click the Gear icon at the top right corner of the Internet browser and then click Internet Options. Stay in General section.
  4. Now, delete malicious URL and enter Delete suspicious URL, type in your preferable site name and click 'Apply' to save
  5. Reset all Internet Explorer settings
    Click on Gear icon and then opt for Internet options. Then go to Advanced section.
  6. Click Reset.
  7. A new window appears, and then you have to tick Delete personal settings and click Reset to finalise KMPlayer removal. In 'Advanced' tab, click 'Reset'. Then tick 'Delete personal settings' and click 'Reset'.

Delete KMPlayer ads from Microsoft Edge browser

We recommend to check the list of extensions and look up for suspicious plugins, extensions or add-ons. If you find any, follow the steps below and remove them.

Reset settings in Microsoft Edge (Technique No.1):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge browser, then click on More button, which is situated at the top right edge of the screen
  2. Select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. When the Settings panel appears, find Clear browsing data section and hit Choose what to clear button. Open Settings and click on 'Choose what to clear' button
  4. Then mark all components that you wish to delete and after that hit Clear. Click 'Clear'
  5. Right-click the Start button (that has Windows logo on it) and choose Task Manager. Right-click the Start button again and choose 'Task Manager'
  6. Go to Processes tab and look for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and select Go to details. If there is no Go to details option, select More details and carry out previous instructions. Right-click on 'Microsoft Edge' and choose 'Go to details' option If 'Go to details' option does not show up, choose 'More details' instead
  8. Once Details tab appears, look for entries that contain Microsoft Edge name. Right-click on such individual entries and choose End Task option to terminate them. Locate all entries that relate to Microsoft Edge and click 'End Task'

Reset Microsoft Edge (Technique No.2):

In case the Technique No.1 did not help you to fix the problem, use advanced Edge reset option.

  1. Important: you must backup your files before you use these tips
  2. Locate this folder on your PC: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select all items in this folder and right-click with your mouse. Select Delete. Open Microsoft Edge folder on your PC, click every entry with the right mouse button and select 'Delete'
  4. Click on the Start button (that has Windows Logo on it) and in Search my stuff field, type in window power.
  5. With the right button of your mouse, click on every entry and select Run as administrator. Locate where Windows PowerShell is, right-click on it and click on 'Run as administrator' option
  6. Once you get Admin's rights, Windows PowerShell window should show up shortly. Paste this line:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and hit Enter. Copy and then paste the necessary command and hit 'Enter'

After completing these steps, Microsoft Edge should be KMPlayer-free.

Delete KMPlayer from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

It is doubtful that KMPlayer has installed some suspicious entries to Mozilla Firefox. However, if you have clicked on a particular advertisement and visited a potentially dangerous website, some questionable plugins and extensions might have been installed. Check the list and remove those entries.

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Launch Mozilla Firefox, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Add-ons Extensions. Open browser menu and go to 'Add-ons'
  2. Now, locate KMPlayer and other suspicious extensions. Click Remove to eliminate them. Go to 'Extensions' and locate malicious browser add-ons. Hit 'Remove' button to delete each entry
  3. Reset all Mozilla Firefox settings
    Click on the Firefox at the top left corner and then click the question mark. Then, select Troubleshooting Information. Open menu by clicking on the indicated icon and on '?'. Then select 'Troubleshooting Information'.
  4. Reset Firefox to its default state message should appear then. You will see Reset Firefox button. Click this button a few times and finalise KMPlayer removal. Hit 'Reset Firefox' button a few times

Delete KMPlayer from Google Chrome

We doubt that the program has installed additional toolbars to Google Chrome. However, you should still check the list of extensions. For example, if you have clicked on a malicious ad and visited a shady wesbite, some tracking cookies or other suspicious apps might have been installed. Follow the steps and remove those entries.

  1. Remove malicious extensions
    Launch Google Chrome, and then open menu (click a button at the top right corner). Then, go to Tools Extensions. Open browser's menu, then click 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Now, look for KMPlayer and other suspicious extensions and then click the trash icon to remove them. Find malicious extensions and click on the Trash bin icon to remove them
  3. Open Chrome menu and go to Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. Once you open browser's 'Settings', click on 'Manage search engines...' button
  4. In Search Engines..., configure default search engine settings. Remove untrustworthy ones. We advise you to leave only Google or another reputable website of your choice. Remove malicious search sites by clicking 'X'
  5. Reset all Google Chrome settings
    Open menu by clicking the button at the top right corner of Google Chrome, and go to Settings.
  6. Scroll down to find Reset browser settings button. Click on it. When in 'Settings', click Show advanced settings and then find 'Reset browser settings' button. Click on it.
  7. Click Reset to approve this action and finish KMPlayer removal. Click 'Reset' to finish the removal process.

Delete KMPlayer from Safari

  1. Delete suspicious browser extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for KMPlayer or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and remove untrustworthy extensions
  3. Reset all Safari settings
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and then select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete KMPlayer removal process. Select all checkboxes and click 'Reset'

Securely connect to your website wherever you are

Sometimes you may need to log in to a content management system or server more often, especially if you are actively working on a blog, website, or different project that needs constant maintenance or that requires frequent content updates or other changes. Avoiding this problem can be easy if you choose a dedicated/fixed IP address. It's a static IP address that only belongs to a specific device and does not change when you are in different locations. 

VPN service providers such as Private Internet Access can help you with these settings. This tool can help you control your online reputation and successfully manage your projects wherever you are. It is important to prevent different IP addresses from connecting to your website. With a dedicated/fixed IP address, VPN service, and secure access to a content management system, your project will remain secure.

Reduce the threat of viruses by backing up your data

Due to their own careless behavior, computer users can suffer various losses caused by cyber infections. Viruses can affect the functionality of the software or directly corrupt data on your system by encrypting it. These problems can disrupt the system and cause you to lose personal data permanently. There is no such threat if you have the latest backups, as you can easily recover lost data and get back to work.

It is recommended to update the backups in parallel each time the system is modified. This way, you will be able to access the latest saved data after an unexpected virus attack or system failure. By having the latest copies of important documents and projects, you will avoid serious inconveniences. File backups are especially useful if malware attacks your system unexpectedly. We recommend using the Data Recovery Pro program to restore the system.

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