How to uninstall (remove) Playthru Player

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What is Playthru Player

Playthru Player is free media player that provides ability to search for and watch videos from biggest video portals directly from your desktop. So you don’t need to open browsers. You can search by categories and create playlists directly from the application. So this can be considered good and valuable program. However, users complain that they got this player without knowledge as a bundled installation. Additionally, player can create and display advertisements, pop-ups in browser windows. Be cautious while using this program and this tutorial will show how to uninstall PlayThru Player from your computer.

playthru player

How is Playthru Player installed on my PC?

Playthru Player can be installed on your computer with help of technique called “bundling”. Usually, popular free tools like flash players, media codecs, archivers, downloaders install third party adware to monetize their traffic. Adware can be promoted as a useful tool and even have such functionality, but produce numerous ads, pop-ups, banners alongside. Users need to be very careful while installing anything from the web, as it is a hude problem nowadays

How to remove Playthru Player?

You can uninstall Playthru Player, using special removal tools. They are Norton and Stronghold AntiMalware. Also, you can remove Playthru Player manually.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Playthru Player – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Playthru Player.

 

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Manual Playthru Player Removal Tutorial

windows 7 logoWindows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Playthru Player;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 10 logoWindows 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 Playthru Player and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

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

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Playthru Player;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Playthru Player and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 point by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Playthru Player;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-2 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Playthru Player;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find Playthru Player and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Folders Playthru Player creates:

C:Program FilesPlaythruPlayer

Files Playthru Player copies:

playthruplayer.exe
player.dll

Registry keys and values of Playthru Player:

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Value: Playthru Player
Data: C:Program FilesPlaythruPlayerPlaythruPlayer.exe /autostart=1

Conclusion

Playthru Player – is ad-supported media player that can install adware and show ads and pop-ups in browsers. It is strongly recommended to get rid of it.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

2 thoughts on “How to uninstall (remove) Playthru Player

  1. How is Playthru Player installed on my PC?

    Playthru Player can be installed on your computer with help of technique called “bundling”. Usually, popular free tools like flash players, media codecs, archivers, downloaders install third party adware to monetize their traffic. Adware can be promoted as a useful tool and even have such functionality, but produce numerous ads, pop-ups, banners alongside. Users need to be very careful while installing anything from the web, as it is a *** huge not hude*** problem nowadays

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