Winner Media Player Removal Guide

Do you know what Winner Media Player is?

Winner Media Player is a potentially unwanted program that can open your media files. While more or less harmless by itself, it is known to be bundled with various freeware applications, which could present some danger to your system. It also tracks your browsing information and shows ads. To err on the side of caution, we recommend removing Winner Media Player.

Created by Winner Solutions LLC, Winner Media Player actually does load video and audio files. That is somewhat promising; however, the problem is that it’s sometimes found in bundles with free programs that could actually be malicious in nature. The bundle installer that Winner Media Player is found on comes signed by STROYBIZNESPROYEKT. That does not look like a very trustworthy company name. This distribution method works by taking a useful program and adding several other, less useful, applications to it. The user is attracted by that one good program, downloads it and, in his anxiousness to get going, clicks “Next” to the Finish button without reading anything. Next thing he knows, he has several applications he didn’t want on his computer. Some of them could be dangerous.

While researching this media player, we found that it collects your browsing data and uses it to show you commercial third-party advertisements. Though different from the usual adware applications that annoy you with pop-ups without providing any real functions, the fact remains, that Winner Solutions LLC will make money from the ads you click via a pay-per-click agreement, while not reimbursing you at all. Together with the potential security risks of freeware bundling and unprotected third-party websites that the ads provided by Winner Media Player could link to, its usefulness is outweighed by the threats presented. We recommend removing this program.

To summarize, Winner Media Player can be used to watch movies and other media. You can find many better media players online. Most of them won’t show you commercial adverts. We recommend downloading a trustworthy antispyware program to scan your computer for potentially unwanted programs and remove them. By doing this, you can get rid of any threats you might have gotten infected with via bundles, or while clicking untrustworthy third-party ads. This software will also protect your computer in the future. If, however, you prefer to do it by hand, the instructions are provided below. Just don’t forget that there might be other threats on your computer.

Manual Winner Media Player Removal

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs, select Winner Media Player.
  3. Click Remove.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  1. Click the Windows button, go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs, select Winner Media Player.
  3. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the bottom-left corner of your screen, go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program, select Winner Media Player.
  3. Click Uninstall.

In non-techie terms:

Winner Media Player is a free media player that works as promised, but also acts as an adware application. It collects your browsing data and uses it to show you commercial ads. Together with its favored distribution method of freeware bundles, Winner Media Player could present a threat to your system. You should remove it from your computer.