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ClearScreen Player

Posted: May 9, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 10,484
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 2,478
First Seen: May 9, 2016
Last Seen: October 5, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ClearScreen Player is not a media player that you should trust. ClearScreen Player is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may create a variety of problems. The most notable issues that ClearScreen Player may cause concern your Web clients. Since ClearScreen Player is free, its developers may use commercial materials to get revenues. However, the pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads or sponsored videos that may be displayed by this PUP may be too aggressive. You may see them on various Web pages, which may soon enough become a real problem. Moreover, some multimedia ads may seize much of the available resources of the Web clients, which may cause annoying freezes and crashes. Some users who find ClearScreen Player in their Control Panel may have no idea how it reached their systems. The creators of this PUP may spread it in a set with other freeware. Less-attentive PC users who don't read details may agree to install it without knowing. Those people who perform the loading process via the 'Advanced' menu, on the other hand, may be able to opt-out of loading ClearScreen Player before it may cause the mentioned problems. According to the description of this PUP, ClearScreen Player should allow you to watch your favorite videos without a browser. However, you will still have to launch an application that may require too many resources to function. ClearScreen Player may change both your homepage and search provider. ClearScreen Player will not ask you explicitly if you approve these modifications. As far as it concerns the developers, you have already agreed when you installed their product. You should be very careful with its coupons and discounts. Some of them may open harmful domains that spread potentially threatening software. The experts note that ClearScreen Player may be immune to the conventional uninstall methods, so you should delete ClearScreen Player with a trustworthy security application.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%WINDIR%\Installer\4e5b80ec.msi File name: 4e5b80ec.msi
Size: 811 KB (811008 bytes)
MD5: 57154c4adf3ea256b1cb10e1200a41bf
Detection count: 110
File type: Windows Installer Package
Mime Type: unknown/msi
Path: %WINDIR%\Installer\4e5b80ec.msi
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022
C:\Program Files\clearscreenplayer\clearscreenplayer.exe File name: C:\Program Files\clearscreenplayer\clearscreenplayer.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
MsiExec.exe /X{344E6832-0DAE-43F5-841C-7EDBFB7EF235} File name: MsiExec.exe /X{344E6832-0DAE-43F5-841C-7EDBFB7EF235}
Mime Type: unknown/exe /X{344E6832-0DAE-43F5-841C-7EDBFB7EF235}
Group: Malware file
clearscreenplayer.dll File name: clearscreenplayer.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathui.clearscreenplayer[1].xmlHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\ClearScreenPlayerSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\clearscreenplayer.comSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\ui.clearscreenplayer.comSOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\ClearScreenPlayerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{1A9F662A-B086-4F2F-A2A3-D9E33775EB41}{344E6832-0DAE-43F5-841C-7EDBFB7EF235}

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ClearScreen Player%LOCALAPPDATA%\ClearScreenPlayer%PROGRAMFILES%\ClearScreenPlayer%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ClearScreenPlayer