When I visited most normal website and play videos online, it always display a pop up says “You are missing a plugin to play videos”. Is it a malware or virus or a real plugin? I have set all the security settings to high level but still get it appeared. Is there any way to get rid of it? How can I delete it completely?
“You are missing a plugin to play videos” Pop-up is a malicious downloading that pretends as a alert of missing plugin to convince you to click install button to get itself to be installed into target computer. It makes your computer acting wired and slow for which it can embedded other adware or malware into your computer without notice and it keeps popping up nasty ads on webpage. It hides deeply to avoid deletion from control panel that you cannot uninstall it completely. When it gets into target browser, it soon affects the whole system so that it can change network settings to make your computer to be under the control of it.
The emergence of a false alarm in the lower right corner of the current Webpage would cheat you and deceive to get installed successfully by disguising as an update version of media player that if you missed a plug-in the videos cannot be played correctly. Later on, it would show many annoying popped-up ads on the website to bother you or ask you to install unwanted adware. Don’t trust it. This malicious pop-up is not the right updating warning that is malicious and fraud that if you let it be installed would lead to frequent redirection to other dangerous website and Trojan distribution.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*”You are missing a plugin to play videos” Pop-up is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of “You are missing a plugin to play videos”.
To be shortly, “You are missing a plugin to play videos” Pop-up is not a real update plugin of media player to play video correctly. It is a stubborn adware that deceive you to install it so as to act malicious action on the target computer secretly. Keeping this adware would slow down computer performance that you can barely use the bad computer correctly and it would be harm to hardware component as well. And it would bring in other viruses into your computer to aggravate the infection as well. So if you want to protect your computer and use it properly as before, you need to remove it as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on February 22, 2014 4:46 am