‘You need to update your version of media player’ Virus

‘You need to update your version of media player’ Virus Description

ScreenshotThe 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus causes the appearance of a pop-up window which contains a bogus error message in order to scam computer users. The 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus uses a social engineering scam meant to trick inexperienced computer users into downloading and installing malware. The 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus is used to install adware on victims' computers. The 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus claims that the victim's computer contains an outdated media player. However, the supposed 'media player update' is actually a malware infection. If you are observing symptoms associated with the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus on your computer, ESG security researchers strongly advise the use of a reliable anti-malware application to disinfect your computer.

How You Can be Exposed to the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus'


There are several ways in which your computer become exposed to the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus. The 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus is often distributed through malicious websites, legitimate Web pages that have been compromised to deliver malware, spam email messages and through compromised torrents on peer to peer file sharing networks. Computer users may also install the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus themselves, mistaking the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus for a legitimate file. If your Web browser is displaying messages associated with the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus, strongly advise computer users to run a reliable, fully updated anti-malware application to protect your computer.

Typically, the 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus scam claims that the computer user needs to download a fake update for Flash Player. The 'You need to update your version of media player' Virus message contains a button marked 'Recommended Download.' Pressing this button actually downloads and installs adware or more dangerous software. Flash player updates are among the most common ways of distributing malware. Because of this, ESG security analysts strongly advise computer users to only download software updates directly from your software's developer or manufacturer.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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