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Skyrocket Player is just another freeware program. However, the minute you start seeing the flashy “Ads by Skyrocket Player” sign on your computer, you know there is a problem. This program, promoted as a useful application, is nothing but the nth representative of the annoying and intrusive adware family. It is also a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which is perfectly capable of bringing various kinds of cyber threats straight to your PC. This is why our advice for you is to waste absolutely no time and get rid of the intruder instantly.
According to its developers, this is an innovative feature allowing you to watch videos online directly on your desktop without the need of a browser. According to everyone who has ever ended up with the program on their device, this is an especially useless computer virus. When installed, Skyrocket Player creates an extension on your browser and injects it with the Skyrocket Player ads. This is a highly effective way to both paralyze your browser and threaten your computer activities. The ads themselves are nothing new in the world of adware – they are unreliable and exist only to serve the hackers’ malicious plans for your computer. This is why you certainly do not want to click on any of them as you might jeopardize your own machine’s safety. Hackers aren’t exactly famous for their loyalty and even though Skyrocket Player ads could seem harmless or even attractive, do you risk your security.
Avoiding clicking on those ads though might become a bit difficult as your infected browser will do its best to display them on every single page you visit. This is an enormous potential threat because the ads include links to third-party pages which are never completely safe. The only important thing for the cyber criminals however is not your computer but the clicks they demand from you. Be careful not to fall into their trap. In addition to being untrustworthy and potentially very dangerous, these ads are also extremely annoying and quite hard to control. The virus is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and the one option it leaves you with is to remove Skyrocket Player from your PC for good.
How did I get infected with?
Adware is considered tricky when it comes to installation as you probably have no idea when or how you agreed to download this program on your device. Skyrocket Player is no exception and its sneaky ways to enter your PC don’t really need your cooperation. Computer users don’t have the habit of reading the Terms and Conditions of the free software they download and usually hackers take huge advantage of their mistake. Unless you are extremely careful and choose the Advanced/Custom option in the Setup Wizard, you never know what software you have accepted to install.
Why are these ads dangerous?
This nasty infection will definitely not bring you any benefit whatsoever. If anything, it will create a huge mess on your device. The Skyrocket Player ads are very intrusive and very dangerous as the sponsored web pages they lead to could hide all kinds of parasites. Your device will soon be flooded with images you never cared for and pop-ups, pop-unders, different coupons, offers and promotions you never wanted to see in the first place. Of course, this will inevitably lead to your PC occasionally crashing and freezing. Some additional software could be installed without your permission and your browsing data will be no longer private. All these malicious effects have to be eliminated as fast as possible before they lead to even greater danger. You can either delete Skyrocket Player and its ads automatically or manually in which case you can follow the instructions below.
How Can I Remove Skyrocket Player Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Skyrocket 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 Skyrocket Player from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Skyrocket 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 Skyrocket 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 Skyrocket 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.