Step by Step Remove “You need to update your version of media player” Ransomware

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 22, 2013

If you cannot stop “You need to update your version of media player” message from popping up to disturb your normal work, please read this post and get effective and professional steps to remove “You need to update your version of media player” ransomware and protect the computer.

What is “You need to update your version of media player” Virus?

If you keep receiving pop up message “You need to update your version of media player” with an update icon, you’d better take care and not click it. Or your computer will be put in great trouble. Security experts classify this pup-up message as a ransomware.

This “You need to update your version of media player” ransomware is distributed into your Windows system stealthily and silently. After then, it would change your system registry to guarantee its auto activation on Windows boot-up. Meanwhile, it may disable your antivirus software to avoid detection and removal. After then, “You need to update your version of media player” ransomware could change the default browser settings and attack your browser. That is why you receive such pop-up constantly during the web browsing activities. But if you feel annoyed and click the update icon on the “You need to update your version of media player” window, you will be led to a certain suspicious website which asks you to pay an amount of money. Then your credit card details will be exposed to the web criminals in the remote place. They would use your private data for more illegal activities.

On the other hand, “You need to update your version of media player” ransomware could download unwanted programs into your machine. As a result, your workstation could be gradually slowed down and messed up. It is strongly advised to clean up “You need to update your version of media player” virus to prevent further damage. You can follow the effective and detailed steps below.

Harms “You need to update your version of media player” Virus Does

1. “You need to update your version of media player” is ransomware that cheats you out of money.
2. “You need to update your version of media player” message keeps popping up on the desktop randomly.
3. “You need to update your version of media player” may disable or even block the installed antivirus.
4. “You need to update your version of media player” may come with spyware or other privacy-invasive software.
5. “You need to update your version of media player” may prove difficult or impossible to remove.
6. “You need to update your version of media player” steals your privacy and compromises your security.

Note: The following removal needs certain computer skills. If you want to avoid any accident caused by wrong manual operation and save your time, It’is recommended to use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to save your time and trouble.

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Manually Get Rid of “You need to update your version of media player” Virus

It’s possible for people with certain computer skills to manually delete “You need to update your version of media player” virus. If you are not sure how to do so, please do not take the risk to go through the manual steps.

Step 1: Restart your Windows and keep hitting F8 key.

Step 2: Move the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.

Step 3: Login the infected account.

Step 4: Press Windows + R on the keyboard and open Registry Editor

Step 5: Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ and find shell on the right panel

Step 6: Right click it and change its value into Explorer.exe and then save the change

Step 7: Press Windows + R on the keyboard, run msconfig, click Startup tab and disable processes with random characters.

Step 8: Save the changes and restart your computer.

 

Video of How to Delete a Virus from Registry:

Please know that this virus is extremely dangerous and nasty, the above manual removal is ONLY recommended to people with sufficient computer know-how. If you remove the virus with no luck, it is recommended that you use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to help you save your time and hassle.

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