SkinnyPlayer is an adware program which is advertised as a media player that is able to reproduce multiple audio and video formats such as .mp3, .mpeg, .avi, .flac, .wave, .mkv and many others. The developers of SkinnyPlayer are saying that it was developed with an objective to include the main features of the most popular media players, while maintaining the low size and low system requirements of the player. Many novice users may think that it is a useful program, but in fact it is another adware that can get into your computer without your knowledge and spam you with endless pop-up advertisements and banners. Also, SkinnyPlayer is able to collect your personal data and browsing activity. That’s why it is highly recommended to get rid of SkinnyPlayer from your computer.
When SkinnyPlayer gets into user’s computer it will perform various system and configuration changes. It may change your default home page and search engine, switch your bookmarked pages to some sponsored websites and other malicious actions. Also it will create an invisible layer that will appear while user is browsing the Internet and where will be generated various pop-up ads, in-text links and banners. User’s browsing experience will be ruined and in overall user’s computer may lose performance. User will be constantly redirected to dubious websites by SkinnyPlayer ads and it highly increases the risk of getting infected with some adware, spyware, browser hijackers and other malicious programs. You may be redirected to some fake online shops where cyber criminals will try to steal your credit card information, which can lead to credit card fraud and identity theft. Therefore, you should immediately remove SkinnyPlayer adware from your computer.
Usually users can get infected with SkinnyPlayer adware by downloading and installing freeware programs. Most of the times, the developers of adware like SkinnyPlayer are bundling their product with freeware applications and if user doesn’t pay attention during the installation he might install the whole bundle along with pretended freeware program. That’s why we always recommend to read carefully the end user’s license agreement before installing the program and after that opt for custom or advanced installation to be able to manage the list of the programs included in the bundle. If you want to get rid of SkinnyPlayer adware, follow the removal guide below. It was developed and tested by our team of IT experts and it will help you to completely get rid of SkinnyPlayer adware. After the removal of SkinnyPlayer adware it is recommended to scan your computer with our automatic removal tool that will clean your system from other malicious objects installed along with SkinnyPlayer.
Symptoms of SkinnyPlayer infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for SkinnyPlayer threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SKINNYPLAYER and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.