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BR Media Player

Posted: July 8, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 375
First Seen: July 6, 2015
Last Seen: June 21, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

During the installation of different free programs, you may be encouraged to load an application, called BR Media Player. It may be advertised as a brand new media player, which offers numerous good features and improves the video-watching experience of its clients. This statement isn't accurate as this software may not be designed just to help the users. It is classified as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and causes unpleasant changes in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The majority of the modifications are created to transfer the user to sponsored pages. For this reason, you may notice some pop-ups, banners, in-text and interstitial ads. It is also very possible for BR Media Player to change your default homepage to a questionable search engine, which displays sponsored links. When you surf the net, you may even be automatically redirected to third-party pages. In addition to the relatively safe commercial advertisements, the PUP may also create some fake security alerts. They may appear on a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) background to evoke trust. These notifications encourage the person to call a specific phone number for assistance, but in reality it is a scam to steal your money. You should be careful not to install BR Media Player, and if you do, you should take measures to delete it in a timely manner.

Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\Br MediaPlayerSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Br Media PlayerSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Br MediaPlayer

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Br Media Player%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Br Media Player