What is ClearScreen Player?

ClearScreen Player is desktop video player, that allows playing online videos from different video sites without opening your browser. This software is not a virus, but can be classified as potentially unwanted program, because of advertising activity it shows in browsers (ads, pop-ups). ClearScreen Player installs without users permission in a bundle with freeware. After hidden installation it starts tracking user online activity and generate advertisements, based on collected information. It is stated in terms of use that ClearScreen Player is supported by advertising and that by using ClearScreen Player, you “grant ClearScreen Player permission to show you advertisements”. However, developers often not showing these terms during bundled installation. In addition, ClearScreen Players sometimes won’t uninstall using standard Windows features. We prepared easy-to-follow guide to help you remove ClearScreen Player and get rid of annoying advertising.

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How ClearScreen Player gets on your PC?

As we said above ClearScreen Player installs in a bundle with free programs. Usually, developers of small utilities, that are perfectly legal, monetize their traffic using semi-legitimate software (adware, toolbars, search hijackers). They got paid for every finished installation of such unwanted programs. Be careful when installing new software on your PC. Read user agreements, check all windows of the installers. Uncheck checkboxes offering to install additional components, find and click “Decline” buttons where needed. You can also use protection software like Norton or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove ClearScreen Player and prevent installation of similar applications in future.

How to remove ClearScreen Player from your computer?

To uninstall ClearScreen Player remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have ClearScreen Player in their database. You can try to use them for removing ClearScreen Player.

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You can try both of these products to remove ClearScreen Player- can clean up leftover items after removal.

Or uninstall ClearScreen Player manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find ClearScreen Player.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find ClearScreen Player and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find ClearScreen Player, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate ClearScreen Player and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

ClearScreen Player won’t uninstall

There are certain cases, when users cannot uninstall ClearScreen Player normally, using standard Windows features in Control Panel. When users click Uninstall button they see message: “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall ClearScreen Player. Please, contact your system administrator.” This happens because some process of ClearScreen Player prevent attempts to uninstall it. In order to uninstall it, use Safe Mode:

For Windows XP, Vista, 7

  1. Turn off your computer;
  2. Turn it on and immediately start typing F8 button;
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu;
  4. Choose Safe Mode with arrow buttons;
  5. In Safe Mode go to Control Panel and Uninstall a program and remove “ClearScreen Player”.

For Windows 8/8.1 and 10

  1. Press the Win+R keys, type msconfig in box and press Enter;
  2. Switch to Boot tab, and click on Safe Boot check box;
  3. Choose the type of Safe Mode: Minimal or Network;
  4. Click OK and restart your PC;
  5. In Safe Mode go to Control Panel and Uninstall a program and remove “ClearScreen Player”.

After that remove ClearScreen Player related extensions from your browsers.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find ClearScreen Player.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose ClearScreen Player.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable ClearScreen Player.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Value: ClearScreen Player
Data: “C:\Program Files\ClearScreenPlayer\ClearScreenPlayer.exe” /autostart=1

Then remove following files:


ClearScreenPlayer.exe
ClearScreenPlayer.dll

And following folders


C:\Program Files\ClearScreenPlayer

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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