How to Disable “Please Install HD Video Player” Pop-up?

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Issue: How to Disable “Please Install HD Video Player” Pop-up?

Why do I get the “Please Install HD Video Player” message on Chrome? It reoccurs every few hours. I can’t close it, open a new tab or perform other actions, except click the Download button. I understand that it’s a virus, isn’t it?

Solved Answer

“Please Install HD Video Player” error message on Chrome or another web browser is not a sign of a virus. It means that you have recently installed an ad-supported application, namely “adware,” which is used for promotion of a third-party HD Video Player. This marketing technique is not new. Third party advertisers are using it for ages, but that doesn’t mean that such method is legitimate. Security experts unitedly agree upon the fact that “Please Install HD Video Player” pop-up and its alternates promote apps in an unfair manner. Besides, the apps promoted on such pop-up alerts are usually useless or even potentially dangerous. Therefore, if your web browser got stuck with the “Please Install HD Video Player” pop-up, scan your PC with Reimage or an alternative anti-malware tool.

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The distribution of “Please Install HD Video Player” ads

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There are two reasons why “Please Install HD Video Player to Continue” pop-up may show up on Chrome, Edge, IE, Firefox, Opera or another web browser:

  1. Compromised web browser. If the “Please Install HD Video Player” alert occurred only once, most probably you have tried to access a compromised or illegal web domain. It may also be triggered by a third-party advertisement, which contains a link to the “Please Install HD Video Player” website.
  2. Adware infection. If the pop-up offering to install an HD Video Player occurs on your web browser regularly, i.e. more than three times a day, it means that your PC is infected with an ad-supported application, i.e. adware.

Removing “Please Install HD Video Player” pop-up

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If the emergence of the “Please Install HD Video Player” pop-up was a one-time event, it means that the URL address you typed in the address bar or the advertisement that you clicked on was linked to a malicious web domain, which generates the unreliable pop-up. In this case, you should either include the URL address into the list of blocked sites on your web browser (use a third-party software for that) or remember it and simply avoid.

If, however, the “Please Install HD Video Player” ads occur not once nor twice in a day, you should check the system for malware. Such and similar pop-ups are typically generated by adware-type programs. To check that, you should open Programs & Features applet and check the list of apps running on the system. If you find unknown programs installed in recent days and the date coincides with the emergence of the pop-up ads, then you should uninstall them because that’s the only way to fix “Please Install HD Video Player to Continue” pop-up permanently.

Step 1. Fix “Please Install HD Video Player” error

To disable this irritating pop-up, you will have to uninstall the adware. If you got stuck with the HD Video Player pop-up, you should disable web browser’s process via Task Manager and then perform the following:

  • Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Add/Remove Programs (Windows 7, XP).
  • Right-click on Win key > select Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (Windows 8, 10).
  • Carefully check what programs have been recently installed. The best way to do that is to sort the programs by date. Select unknown programs and click Uninstall. To confirm the removal, click OK/Uninstall.

Alternatively, you can disable the “Please Install HD Video Player” pop-up by removing the adware automatically. For this purpose, use a professional anti-malware, say Reimage.

Step 2. Reset web browser

The adware that triggers the above-mentioned pop-ups distorts web browser’s settings and drops potentially unwanted extension/-s on it. Therefore, to remove “Please Install HD Video Player” advertisement permanently, it’s crucial to reset web browser’s settings:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer

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A VPN is also crucial when it comes to user privacy. Online trackers such as cookies can not only be used by social media platforms and other websites but also your Internet Service Provider and the government. Even if you apply the most secure settings via your web browser, you can still be tracked via apps that you are connected to the internet. Besides, privacy-focused browsers like Tor is are not an optimal choice due to diminished connection speed.

Therefore, to stay completely anonymous and prevent the ISP and the government from spying on you, you should employ Private Internet Access VPN. It will allow you to connect to the internet while being completely anonymous, prevent trackers, ads, as well as malicious content. Most importantly, you will prevent the illegal surveillance activities that NSA and other governmental institutions are performing behind your back.


Recover your lost files quickly

Unforeseen circumstances can happen at any time while using the computer: it can turn off due to a power cut, a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) can occur, or random Windows updates can decide to reboot the machine when you went away for a few minutes. As a result, your schoolwork, important documents, and other data might be lost.

Additionally, you might also be attacked by malware that can corrupt your Windows or encrypt files with a robust encryption algorithm, and ask for a ransom in Bitcoin for the decryption tool. Cybercriminals might not deliver what they promised, however, so it is better to attempt alternative file recovery methods that could help you to retrieve at least some portion of the lost data.

Data recovery software is one of the options that could help you recover your files. Once you delete a file, it does not vanish into thin air – it remains on your system as long as no new data is written on top of it. Data Recovery Pro is recovery software that searchers for working copies of deleted files within your hard drive. By using the tool, you can prevent loss of valuable documents, school work, personal pictures, and other crucial files.

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Gabriel E. Hall
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Gabriel E. Hall is an expert troubleshooter who has been working in the information technology industry for years.

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