This page aims to help you remove Stack Player. These Stack Player uninstall instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Make your browser usable again!
The Internet can be a great thing, but in order for us to use it effectively, we need the help of a specific type of programs – we need browsers. We use them all the time and for the majority of actions that require the use of the Internet a browser program is required. That is why it is essential that your browser functions properly and that you’re in full control of it. Unfortunately, sometimes you might find out that something else has taken control over certain features of your browser, which may heavily reduce its effectiveness. There is an enormous number of unwanted programs that have the single purpose of obstructing your regular online experience and ruining your day by doing so. In most cases, those are rogue browser extensions/add-ons that, as long as they stay on your PC, will mess with your browser. One of the most infamous types of such intrusive software is called adware.
General facts about adware
Adware is a specific type of programs/browser add-ons that is notorious for generating annoying and obstructive adverts in your browser. If you’re currently dealing with rage-inducing and obstructive online pop-ups, banners and box messages, then you’re most likely dealing with Stack Player – one of the latest browser extensions of the adware type. Apart from the intrusive ads, adware programs might attempt to alter some of your browser settings and spy on your browsing history. Still, there’s no need to worry since Stack Player and programs similar to it are not viruses. Adware falls under the PUP software category. PUP stands for potentially unwanted program. There’s a distinct difference between PUP like adware and viruses like, for instance, ransomware. While programs like Stack Player might be really annoying and sometimes even frustrating, they are usually harmless to your PC and online security. On the other hand, viruses such as Trojan Horses and ransomware are as malicious as they come. That is why, if you have Stack Player installed onto your machine, there’s probably no real need to worry, since you remove it without much difficulty and it most probably won’t damage your system in any way.
However, we should tell you that even though adware programs are regarded as safe, in some rare cases their ads might contain potential threats and security hazards. Therefore, we advise you to stay away from those ads and avoid any interaction with them. Some adverts might even have an X button, that you may be tempted to click, but this is often a clever ruse made to trick you into interacting with the ad. Know that the only way to get rid of the rage-inducing pop-ups is to have the program that’s causing them removed. This is also exactly what your next step should be. After you finish reading this article, we strongly recommend that you take a look at the adware uninstallation and removal guide down below. Follow its instructions and get rid of Stack Player for good.
Getting rid of adware might not be enough, though. These programs are infamous for their stealth installations and it might not be long until you find out that another intrusive program has gotten onto your PC. Therefore, in the last segment of our article, we’ll be focusing on how to prevent Stack Player and other adware from getting installed on your machine.
There are quite a few methods, via which these annoying PUP’s get distributed. Some of them include spam e-mails, deceptive links from shady pages, torrent and file-sharing sites and so on. Using your common sense should be enough to deal with those. Just don’t open any suspicious e-mail letters and don’t go to the darker corners of the internet and you should do fine. But there’s one method that stands out from the rest, in being the most successful and effective one. This method is called program-bundling and it is basically the adware being bundled with another cheap or free third-party program. The reason why so many people fall for it is because most users don’t like customizing their installation settings. Avoid this is a mistake, as it is exactly what you need to be doing. Instead of going for the regular installation, always opt for the advanced/custom settings when installing new software. That way you’ll be able to see if there’s been any content added to the main program. If you see that there are any added installs, look through them and uncheck anything that looks unwanted. If you’re not sure, simply uncheck everything and you should be good to go.
Uninstall Stack Player
You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.