FPMPlayer : At A Glance
FPMPlayer is yet another Potentially unwanted application crafted exclusively for Mac. It has targeted and compromised number of Mac devices globally. Although it may not harm the devices but will definitely open a gateway for other risky programs and apps. Initially, FPMPlayer looks to be quite fine as a program but later on users complain about slow and lethargic performance of their Mac. The very purpose of such application is to generate ads and advertise other useless products and applications which offers no benefit other than making profit for their vendors.
Users are advised not to adhere to or trust programs that enter the system secretly. This is especially dangerous if security tools are not installed to protect security vulnerabilities or remove the malicious program that attacks you. Remember that in some cases, the advertisements presented could lead you to unfamiliar websites and ask you to enter specific information. If you visit other types of pages, offers will appear that reflect the type of content you are looking for. The same tactics can be used by websites promoted by FPMPlayer, and if you want to end this situation, remove FPMPlayer from your Mac right now. Always users should ensure that the program is reliable before opening or installing it on your Workspace.
- Name: FPMPlayer
- Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
- Target: Mac OS
- Distribution: Via Bundled application, fake Flash Player installers
- Detection: Scan your Mac with SpyHunter
Is FPMPlayer Malicious ?
It is confirmed that FPMPlayer is not at all malicious as it does not inject any such code like adware, browser hijacker or malware to the Mac OS. But why to install such a program which does not serve any purpose. However the fact is that it is capable to install a component which will give an advantage to its vendors so that they can easily keep a tab on your browser and browsing sessions. It can track cookies, search queries and keywords. Such information is used to display personalized searches. This can appear to be pleasing and soothing for sometime but not in long run. So it is best advised to not be part of such strategy and uninstall this program sooner the better.
According to the experts the program works in a similar way to Search Marquis, Holanews.biz, SkilledObject and many other applications that you should also remove. however, in other cases, they can generate traffic to untrustworthy and even malicious sites. Victims who have tried to remove FPMPlayer will tell you that removing it from browsers is not going to be that easy. You should have noticed that the file was automatically downloaded and opened. When installing any program, always choose advanced or custom method. We recommend that you always read the EULA (End User License Agreement) before installing new software to know how the application will behave.
How To Remove FPMPlayer from your Mac
Regarding FPMPlayer, we recommend that you ignore all banners, adverts or any such on-screen messages because they are not endorsed by the creators of the program despite claiming that their partners should send the best possible ads. however, it will continue to take the place of your previous home page and the automatic update feature will remain active. On the other hand, you also have the option to remove the adware manually. Finally, it can hijack the home page of your browsers without you noticing.
However if you want to remove FPMPlayer from your Mac, simply follow the manual uninstallation instructions that you will find below. In any case, going to reputable computer security software would be your best option, since it is a guarantee that dangerous threats will not enter the PC again.
Firstly Open the “Menu” bar and then you need to click the “Finder” icon. Now Select “Go” and click on “Go to Folder”
Step 1: You need to Search the suspicious malware related files in /Library/LaunchAgents folder
Within the “Go to Folder” option type /Library/LaunchAgents
In the “Launch Agent” folder, you need to look for all the FPMPlayer files which were recently downloaded and then move them to “Trash”.
Step 2: Search and remove the files generated by the FPMPlayer in “/Library/Application” Support folder
Within “Go to Folder bar”, you need to type “/Library/Application Support”
Search all suspicious and newly created folders in “Application Support” folder. If you detect any one of these like FPMPlayer then move them to “Trash” folder.
Step 3: Look for any of the files that are malware generated in /Library/LaunchAgent Folder
Go to Folder bar and type /Library/LaunchAgents
Step4: Now Go to /Library/LaunchDaemons Folder and look for FPMPlayer Related Files
Step 5: Use Spyhunter Anti-Malware To Scan your Mac PC
The malware can be removed from the Mac PC provided you carry out all the steps mentioned above exactly in same way. However, it is always advised to ensure that your PC is not infected. It is suggested to scan the work-station with SpyHunter for Mac Scanner.
- SpyHunter for Mac Scanner is a robust scanner which is designed in such a way that it can be used by both Novice as well as advanced Mac users.
- Custom Scan – Users can easily select and run custom scan for individual files, privacy issues, memories apart from running complete scan as well.
- Startup Manager – It is configured and designed in such a manner that users can initiate the scan process to remove FPMPlayer and troubleshoot startup issues.
- SpyHunter Spyware HelpDesk – Users can click on the Submit a Support Ticket button and fill up their detailed information. A support agent will then contact within 48 hours of ticket submission.
App Uninstaller: Users can uninstall Mac apps and its related files to make some space free on hard drive.
How TO Remove FPMPlayer from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete suspicious and Malicious Extension from Safari
In order to accomplish this task, Open Safari browser and then go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Now Click on the “Extension” and check all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall” on the selected extension.
Users need to Open the “Safari” and go to menu. Under the drop-down menu, select “Clear History and Website Data”.
within new opened window, you need to select “All History” option and then press on “Clear History” to Delete it.
How to Remove FPMPlayer from Internet Browsers
Steps to Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from Internet Explorer
You need to Click on the gear icon which is at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Now Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search and check for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and then click on “Remove” option.
How to Remove suspicious and unwanted Extension from Google Chrome
Under menu option of Google Chrome, press on three vertical dots and then select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. Users need to search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If FPMPlayer still persists or in case if users experience any issue in removing it, then opt to reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dot points which is at the top right corner and then choose “Settings”. you need to Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
You can notice the “Reset” option is there at the bottom. Now click on it.
Within then next opened window, one needs to confirm to reset the Google Chrome settings by clicking on the “Reset” button.
Remove FPMPlayer plugins (including all other suspicious plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
First of all Open the Firefox browser, under menu you need to select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Now Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you experience problems in FPMPlayer removal then reset the settings option in Mozilla Firefox. For this users need to Open the browser (FF) and now click on the “menu” and then click on “Help“.
Now Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
Now confirm and reset the Mozilla Firefox to its default settings by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.