How to remove SkinnyPlayer adware and Ads by SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

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.

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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.

SkinnyPlayer Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for 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.

You are running: Windows.
This Tool is Compatible With: Compatible with Windows XP Compatible with Windows Vista Compatible with Windows 7 Compatible with Windows 8/8.1 Compatible with Windows 10
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Removal SkinnyPlayer with the help of technical experts

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Manual Removal Instruction for SkinnyPlayer

Step 1
UNINSTALL SKINNYPLAYER AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    SkinnyPlayer remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    SkinnyPlayer remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall SkinnyPlayer and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the SkinnyPlayer or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    SkinnyPlayer remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE SKINNYPLAYER FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove SkinnyPlayer from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the SkinnyPlayer and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove SkinnyPlayer from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove SkinnyPlayer from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled SkinnyPlayer completely.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select SkinnyPlayer and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove SkinnyPlayer completely.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the SkinnyPlayer and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove SkinnyPlayer completely.
  • Remove SkinnyPlayer from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL SKINNYPLAYER REMOVAL PROCEDURE

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.

Information added: 10/20/2015 10:45 PM;