Nix Video Player “Virus”

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This page aims to help you remove Nix Video Player “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Are you having issues with your Chrome, IE, Firefox (or any other) browser such as having it constantly flooded by irritating web-ads, banners and box-messages? Or maybe, you oftentimes get redirected to random pages that online advertisers are trying to promote. If you currently have a program on your PC called Nix video player, then this likely has something to do with the intrusiveness you’ve been recently facing when trying to surf the Internet. You see, Nix video player is a legitimate media player tool that can play various types of media files. However, due to the way it is distributed and its tendency to get installed alongside other applications that are typically undesirable, some researchers regard this software as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). However it is not a computer virus, contrary to what many believe. In the lines below, we will give you a more detailed explanation why Nix video player might be responsible for the various browsing obstructions that you are currently facing as well as why you might want to have it removed. Below, there’s a guide that will show you how to uninstall Nix video player as well as any unwanted components that might have entered your PC alongside the media player.

Distribution of Nix video player

One of the main reasons why a lot of cyber-security specialists deem this program potentially unwanted has to do with the way it is distributed. Of course, one could download it from its official website but there are also other methods that its developers use in order to ensure that the player gets installed on more PCs. One such method is by notifying users that visit a certain site that they’d need to download Nix video player in order to be able to play the media contents of the said site. Another possibility is that similar website suggestions inform the user that their media-player software is outdated and that they’d need to download Nix in order to play media files in high-quality. Such suggestions and update requests are an obvious ruse used to trick less attentive or less tech-savvy users into downloading the promoted program. Now, as far as the functionality of the actual player is concerned, we cannot really comment on that – likely, it has some basic capabilities when it comes to playing media files but there are certainly much better media player alternatives out there that are also free to download and use.

What else could enter your PC?

If you only get the Nix player on your PC after installing this program, you can consider yourself lucky. However, this is hardly ever the case. Normally, Nix gets distributed as a file bundle rather than as a separate program. Within its installer, there are likely going to be other applications – normally, ones that belong to software categories such as browser hijackers and adware. This is actually the real problem with this media player tool – during its installation, it is highly likely to sneak other applications inside your machine that can cause various types of issues and browsing disturbance. This is actually the likely reason behind the different pop-ups, ads, banners and page redirects you might be currently experiencing. Although the player program is likely not directly responsible for your obstructed browsing experience, it is still probably the reason why unwanted, browser-hijacking software has gotten installed on your machine.

You need to keep away from the ads and get rid of any unwanted software

Neither Nix, nor the adware/browser hijackers that might have gotten installed on your PC alongside the player are typically considered to be some sort of malicious viruses. There’s no need to panic and be overly worried as your PC is likely not in some immediate danger. That said, the ads you see getting displayed on your screen or the promoted pages you might get redirected to should not be trusted and interacted with. You can never know if a certain banner or page redirect isn’t actually a link to some malicious and illegal site that is used as a source for dangerous programs the likes of Trojan Horses, Ransomware, Spyware, Worms, etc. It’s simply better if you keep away from anything that gets generated by hijackers/adware or else you might risk getting your computer system infected b some actual viruses like the ones we mentioned above. Another important tip for future use is to never trust random update requests and software download suggestions that come from questionable websites as those are oftentimes fake and misleading. Also, every time you are about to install something on your PC, first check the settings in the installation manager – see if there are any optional clauses that allow the installation of additional applications. If there are such bundled applications in the installer, opt-out of their installation if you think that they might turn out to be unwanted and hazardous.


Name Nix Video Player
Type PUP
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About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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