Remove Shar Player Ads from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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Today’s article is dedicated entirely to the pest that is  Shar Player. You could be sitting here reading this just for fun but, chances are, you have a much more serious reason to be interested in the parasite. In case you ended up stuck with this malicious program on your computer, the only piece of advice you actually need is to remove the virus as soon as possible. According to Shar Player’s developers, their creation is perfectly safe, very practical and user-friendly. According to us, however, this program is not only absolutely worthless but extremely harmful as well. The official web page of Shar Player may seem authentic but in reality this is just the first of many tricks this sneaky parasite will try to play on you. Shar Player is supposed to be a video application which allows you to create playlists of your choice from different websites. As you’re soon to be convinced though, Shar Player will only allow you to compromise the PC even further. This thing shoves advertisements in your face every time you go online and exposes you to various kinds of malware. You end up being both annoyed and anxious. So, is Shar Player really something you need in your life?

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How did I get infected with?

In case you didn’t install Shar Player yourself (and you probably didn’t), we assume this is the question that puzzles you the most. How did  the sneaky Shar Player get to your PC? Being adware, this thing doesn’t bother to ask for your permission and it usually gets installed behind your back. We don’t need to go into detail about all dangers that such secretive methods hide for your cyber safety. Just imagine having a Trojan horse and not knowing about it. Quite a stressful thought, isn’t it? Remember, it’s up to you to prevent this so our advice is to always be extra careful when installing software, especially if it comes bundled and especially if it comes for free. The most common infiltration technique is called freeware bundling and it’s about as effective as it is simple. Unless you choose the advanced option (and let’s be honest, not many people do it), you will never know what exactly gets installed as a bonus to the program package. It might be an extremely unwanted bonus. We highly recommend that you deselect anything unfamiliar you find in the bundle because it could be corrupted and cause you an immense headache later on. Also, you should keep in mind that most spam email-attachments/messages from unknown senders are filled with malware too.

Why are these ads dangerous?

If you read carefully the End User License Agreement (EULA), you will learn that “the advertising MAY include, without limitation, content, offers for products or services, data, links, articles, graphic or video messages, text, software, music, sound, graphic or other materials or services”. Therefore it WILL definitely include all of the above. The Shar Player parasite is very intrusive and it floods your PC screen with ads till the moment your browser simply gets overwhelmed and starts crashing. As the virus is perfectly compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, you are inevitably going to experience some inconveniences while browsing the Web. The malicious Shar Player extension gets installed without your consent and even if you do want to get rid of the commercials it brings along, you have to remove the parasite first. It’s very important to avoid clicking any of the ads as they are sponsored which means they are unreliable. Even if you have the incredible luck to choose a safe ad, it could still involve you in some cyber scam and gain profit at your expence. Shar Player is strictly money-orientated and not trustworthy. In addition, the virus has access to your browser-related information and it might even reveal some personally identifiable data so in the worst case scenario Shar Player could become the reason for identity theft. To make sure this never happens, take quick measures and remove the parasite that’s harassing you. In order to do so manually, please follow the removal guide down below.

How Can I Remove Shar Player Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Shar Player infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall Shar Player from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Shar Player from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Shar Player from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Shar Player from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Shar Player program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove Shar Player from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Shar Player Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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