Fireplayer

Posted: May 16, 2017
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs 321

Fireplayer Description

Fireplayer is a piece of software that is meant to work as a media player with extended functionality that allows users to browse and watch YouTube videos from Fireplayer directly. This means that users who wish to enjoy some YouTube content would not have to use a Web browser to access it, as all this will be available to them through the Fireplayer's interface. While this might be good news for some users, it is a rather worrying fact that Fireplayer is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) by a large number of anti-virus product vendors. On the bright side, PUPs are not unsafe and using them on a daily basis will not put your computer's safety in danger. However, PUPs may sometimes exhibit unexpected or strange behavior that may cause some minor annoyances

The installation of Fireplayer may happen in two ways – either via direct download from the software publisher's official website, or when users download a software bundle that offers them to install Fireplayer. Apart from the fact that it is a PUP, Fireplayer appears to work as expected and users are unlikely to be disappointed with the quality of the services it offers. However, there are hundreds of free media players whose reputation is flawless and, more importantly, they are not detected as PUPs by popular anti-virus software.

The removal of Fireplayer is a task that does not require the use of anti-malware software necessarily since the player does not use any self-preservation techniques or other shady methods to stay active despite the user's actions. Removing Fireplayer via the Windows Control Panel is the most basic solution, but users who wish to automate this operation can use the services of an anti-malware scanner to dispose of Fireplayer's files and Registry entries.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



file.exe File name: file.exe
Size: 271.03 KB (271032 bytes)
MD5: 7955a000c54353d47d8aa83ce2cf465d
Detection count: 10
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 24, 2017

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%PROGRAMFILES%\FirePlayer%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\FirePlayer

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