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Express Player

Posted: January 18, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 69
First Seen: January 19, 2016
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Express Player is an application that may attract your interest easily with a set of good-looking features. Express Player is promoted as a free media player with a user-friendly design, which may be compatible with dozens of file formats. Moreover, the developers of this software assure the PC users that they can use it to watch free movies online. The last function may not work properly, but you may be able to launch some video files via Express Player. The problem with this application doesn't cover only the fact that Express Player may not behave as you expect. The main issue is that Express Player may interfere with the Web browser of the client in a negative manner. This is why the experts classify it as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Express Player has adware capabilities, which means that it may insert additional ads in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. These new commercial materials may not come in moderate amounts. On the contrary, you may encounter various pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads and transitional ads as you surf the Web. Their presence may lead to a range of issues. They may cause distraction and annoyance because the majority of ads may contain eye-catching or blinking elements. These ads may seize a lot of resources to load. Since there would be less available resources for other processes, you may experience random freezes or crashes. The operating speed may drop substantially. As always, the advice of the specialists is not to follow the ads blindly. Some of them may not lead to legit sites. In some cases, the links by Express Player may open compromised domains designed to harm you. If you attempt to delete the PUP via the built-in module there may be some problems so you should consider using a dedicated security product.