Media Player 1.1 is a malicious browser extension, add-on, or plug-in. It gets inside the computer in several ways. Primarily, this adware comes along with freeware or shareware. It is also possible that some computer users have obtain Media Player 1.1 from links followed through social media sites and spam email messages.
Installation of Media Player 1.1 extension brings excessive advertisements on the computer. This is very annoying and almost blocks the page of the browser. In fact, some computer users consider Media Player 1.1 as a virus that attacks the system even with security software installed. In reality, most antivirus software doesn’t detect this program as a virus. Technically, Media Player 1.1 is not a virus and is widely considered as potentially unwanted program wherein computer users have a chance not to install it. Since freeware are often installed in default mode, Media Player 1.1 and any other packed adware are likely loaded into the computer.
Media Player 1.1 by Enterprise Policy is quite complex to remove when installed on the computer. It is utilizing some technique which prevents the removal. You may notice by browsing the installed extension, Media Player 1.1 is described as “This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.” You must know how to remove ‘managed’ extension to be able to get rid of this pesky adware.
How to Remove Media Player 1.1
Quick Troubleshooting Guide for Media Player 1.1
Media Player 1.1 has injected code into Chrome browser and User Profile is generally affected. Thus, deleting the current user profile prevents Media Player 1.1 from loading. Proceed with the following steps:
1. Open Google Chrome browser and type chrome://settings/ on the address bar. Alternatively, please navigate to settings page through Customized and control Google Chrome (3 horizontal bar icon on upper left of browser).
2. Go to People area and click on X (Delete this item).
3. Next, confirmation will pop-up if you really want to delete the current user. Please click Remove to delete the infected User Profile.
4. Restart Google Chrome to have a new User Profile.
5. Lastly, do a complete cleanup on Google Chrome browser using Chrome Cleanup Tool. This handy tool doesn’t require installation and can be run immediately after download. Get the tool here.
6. Proceed with the removal of malicious files and other items on the computer that is linked to Media Player 1.1.
Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Media Player 1.1
The main cause of adware and malware presence could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.
1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list.
2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.
3. Look for and remove Media Player 1.1 entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.
4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.
Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner
1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)
2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.
3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.
4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Media Player 1.1. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.
5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.
6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.
Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser
After the previous scans, you may have deleted Media Player 1.1 from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.
1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)
2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.
3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.
4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Media Player 1.1 on the affected browser.
Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser
Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Media Player 1.1. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.
Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings
Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Media Player 1.1. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.
1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.
2. Click on the Menu (three-bar icon) located on the upper right side corner of the browser.
3. From the pull-down menu, click on Settings.
4. Once your are on chrome://settings/ tab, click on ‘Advanced‘ at the bottom of the window.
5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on Reset settings to their original defaults button.
6. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed Media Player 1.1 extension.
Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default
This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Media Player 1.1.. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.
1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.
2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Give Firefox a tuneup. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
3. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.
4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Media Player 1.1 should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.
Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings
1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.
2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.
3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.
Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Media Player 1.1 and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.
Post Last Modified On December 13, 2015