Hot-tv Player

Posted: March 19, 2012

Hot-tv Player Description

Hot-tv Player is a fake movie player, specifically for adult erotic content, that's used to install Trojan PC threats onto your computer. Due to being marketed deceptively at multiple websites and having a relatively innovative product idea, Hot-tv Player may be able to trick you into installing Hot-tv Player of your own free will, but trying to use Hot-tv Player's features will quickly show you that they're all fraudulent. SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you find your adult content at websites that have been confirmed to practice good online netiquette, and suggest that you delete Hot-tv Player and its related Trojan by scanning your system as soon as possible.

Hot-tv Player – Delivering a Sizzling-Hot Trojan Straight to You

While Hot-tv Player markets itself as a pornographic movie player with relevant search features, Hot-tv Player doesn't have any of the innovative erotica functions that Hot-tv Player claims to possess. Instead of giving viewers a helping of erotica, Hot-tv Player ladles out a helping of Trojan infection. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't been able to analyze Hot-tv Player's payload fully as of the time of this writing, but likely attacks that may result from a Hot-tv Player-installed PC threat include the following:

  • Backdoor attacks that allow criminals to control your PC from a remote server.
  • Monitoring and theft of personal information, such as account passwords.
  • Lowered security settings, blocked security software, a bypassed firewall, opened network ports and other security-related vulnerabilities.
  • The installation of additional PC threats, such as spyware, fake AV programs, browser hijackers or viruses.

Hot-tv Player has also been noted for its tendency to display unwanted advertisements, remain active even if you try to close Hot-tv Player and stay connected to the Internet without your permission. These attributes necessitate that you insure that Hot-tv Player is disabled before you use anti-malware software to delete Hot-tv Player, or you may only achieve a partial deletion of Hot-tv Player's software.

How to Keep Your PC Shaded from Hot-tv Player Attacks

Because Hot-tv Player relies heavily on fraudulent marketing at hot-tv.com, hot-tv-player.qarchive.org and filecrop.com, you should avoid such websites and any software recommendations that they might make. SpywareRemove.com malware experts also note that, in most cases, Hot-tv Player must be downloaded manually to infect your computer, and thus, simple safety protocols can help you avoid a Hot-tv Player infection.

If you do install Hot-tv Player, you should always scan your entire PC with appropriate anti-malware analytic software to detect all Hot-tv Player components and the Trojan that Hot-tv Player installed. Failure to remove Hot-tv Player and its fellow Trojan in this fashion may allow unwanted security vulnerabilities and malicious components to remain on your computer, even if there aren't any visible symptoms.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Hot-tv Player may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\hot-tv-tvHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoftwindows\currentversion\uninstall [RANDOM CHARACTERS]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\multimedia\activemovie HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\lanconfig
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