What is SkinnyPlayer?

SkinnyPlayer is officially described as a light and convenient media player that supports multiple media formats. In spite of all its seeming usefulness, SkinnyPlayer is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Once installed, SkinnyPlayer infiltrates the browsers as adware extension, collecting your browser history for third parties and filling web pages with ads. Generated by the adware, pop ups and banners redirect the user on the advertisers’ sites, some of which can be infected. The information collected by the spyware includes search enquiries, geographic location, Internet provider, operating system, etc. So, if you are conscious about the misuse of your personal data, you would like to remove SkinnyPlayer immediately.

SkinnyPlayer ads

How SkinnyPlayer gets on your PC?

SkinnyPlayer has an official website (skinnyplayer.org) from which it can be downloaded for free. So, there is a high chance that users, looking for a media player, get it from there. This program again is not of the popular ones, that’s why the common way to get SkinnyPlayer is an unattentive installation of freeware. Users just click ‘Next’ without reading the EULA. Malware developers using the bundling method put the notifications of additional software into ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ installation settings, that’s why it’s important to choose these types of setups and uncheck the boxes with additional software

How to remove SkinnyPlayer from your computer?

To uninstall SkinnyPlayer remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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You can try both of these products to remove SkinnyPlayer

Or uninstall SkinnyPlayer manually.

Step 1: Remove SkinnyPlayer from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find SkinnyPlayer.
  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 SkinnyPlayer 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 SkinnyPlayer, 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 SkinnyPlayer 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.

After that remove SkinnyPlayer from your browser.

Step 2: Remove SkinnyPlayer from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find SkinnyPlayer.
  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 SkinnyPlayer.
  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 SkinnyPlayer.
  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.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of SkinnyPlayer:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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