How to Remove Stack Player Ads

What Is Stack Player?

Stack Player

Stack Player is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can get on a user’s computer when the user downloads and installs software from freeware download sites. Stack Player may seem like a handy little app allowing you to watch videos from Youtube, Vimeo and other video-hosting platforms without launching a browser first; however, be aware that Stack Player causes ads to appear in your browsers and collects your data such as IP address and browsing habits. That data can later be passed to other companies. If you want to get rid of Stack Player, you can use this article for guidance.

How to Remove Stack Player

The simplest method to uninstall Stack Player is to run an anti-malware program capable of detecting potentially unwanted programs in general and Stack Player in particular. Norton Security is one of such tools; it finds and removes all files, folders and registry entries left by Stack Player.

Download Norton

Other software that may be able to get rid of Stack Player:
WiperSoft (Windows)
WiperSoft (Windows)

You can also try to remove Stack Player by hand using the following instructions.

Remove Stack Player From Programs and Features

Go to Programs and Features and uninstall Stack Player.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Look for Stack Player in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Stack Player in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Stack Player in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for Stack Player in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Look for Stack Player in the list. If you find the app, highlight it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

How to Protect Your PC From Stack Player and Other PUPs:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User Licence Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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