This page aims to help you uninstall Stack Player. The Stack Player removal guide work for every version of Windows.
Stack Player is a program which allows viewing videos without using a web browser. The tool plays videos when there is no browsing program open. Stack Player also gives access to premium channels. There is an option to create a YouTube playlist. The tool is customizable. The characteristics of Stack Player make it a useful program. Apart from the upsides, there are security risks. The developers of Stack Player have chosen to keep quiet about them. Examining the way the program works, security experts have come to the conclusion that it is adware.
How can Stack Player be harmful?
Stack Player does not have the capability to damage your computer. The rogue tool can let other, more harmful software into your machine. The adware will try to lead you to sponsored websites. The main way for Stack Player to make profit for its creators is by supporting third party content. The owners of the adware are paid in commissions. The amount they receive depends on the number of clicks the ads score. Due to this correlation, it only makes sense that the tool will generate as many ads as possible.
The advertisements show bargain deals for a variety of consumer goods, including clothes, furniture, technological devices, decorative elements, sports gear, games, toys, household items and many more. You will see different kinds of advertisements. Stack Player displays classic pop-ups, pop-unders and full-page ads, as well as banners, coupon boxes, in-text links, interstitial, floating, transitional, inline, contextual and comparison ads. The catch is that the sources for these ads are undisclosed.
Perhaps the biggest threat, stemming from the activity of the adware, is having your personal details leaked. The clandestine program has been developed to record information from the web browser. It will access your browsing history, tracking cookies, IP address, geographic location, email, telephone number, full name, date of birth and other information you have entered into your personal accounts. The owners of the adware will sell your private data on dark markets without asking for permission.
How did Stack Player get installed to my computer?
Stack Player can be downloaded from its official website. The setup file of the tool is available in .msi format. If you are sure you did not decide to try out the program, you were somehow tricked to have it installed to your machine. There are a couple of vectors for distributing the adware. The term experts use to refer to them is dark patterns.
The more common way of spreading Stack Player is by bundling it with another program. The covert tool can be secluded with the executable of a freeware or shareware application. When performing the installation of a given program, make sure you read its terms and conditions. If there is an extra tool offered with it, you should deselect it. It may not be safe to use.
Spam emails are the other entry point for Stack Player. The adware can be merged with an attachment from the message. Be advised that accessing the file is all it takes to let the rogue program into your computer. You should check the contacts before opening attached files or following instructions. The sender may not be who he claims to be.
Uninstall Stack Player
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Stack Player from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.