How to uninstall (remove) Stack Player

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What is Stack Player?

Stack Player is adware (advertising software) that allows users to watch online videos using desktop application. Software allows you to search, play and save videos from online resources using window in the right-bottom corner of your screen. Unfortunately, Stack Player also tracks online user activity and displays ads based on user behavior on different websites and inside Google search. It also installs without user permission along with freeware. Due to this reasons Stack Player is classified as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Many users complain that they cannot uninstall Stack Player from Control Panel. That is why we prepared this simple guide to help you remove Stack Player hassle-free.

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How Stack Player gets on your PC?

Stack Player is identical to previously described NowUSeeIt Player and PlayThru Player and it uses the same methods of distribution. Adware like this installs in “bundle” with free software, usually small helpful (or not) utilities. Developers of such utilities show offers to install additional software (Stack Player) during installation of their program and advertise it as helpful free tool. However, they do not inform about all sides of this application. To avoid installation of unwanted programs use Norton or SpyHunter Antimalware. This programs will also remove existing Stack Player infection.

How to remove Stack Player from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Stack 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 Stack Player.

 

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

Or uninstall Stack Player manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Stack Player won’t uninstall

There are certain cases, when users cannot uninstall Stack 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 Stack Player. Please, contact your system administrator.” This happens because some process of Stack 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 “Stack 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 “Stack Player”.

After that remove Stack Player related extensions from your browsers.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Stack 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 Stack 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 Stack 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: Stack Player
Data: “C:\Program Files\StackPlayer\StackPlayer.exe” /autostart=1

Then remove following files:


StackPlayer.exe
StackPlayer.dll

And following folders


C:\Program Files\StackPlayer
C:\Program Files (x86)\StackPlayer

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.

7 thoughts on “How to uninstall (remove) Stack Player

  1. For this problem, use Spy Hunter 4
    I normally use malwarebytes and after several scans, it did not detect Stack Player. After first scan with SpyHunter, it detected all instances almost immediately

  2. If I try to uninstall in the control panel , it takes a while then says “Do you want the following program to update on this computer” , I don’t want to click Yes

  3. I tried it in safe mode but it gives me a message stating “the windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.” It don’t say that when I’m not in safe mode.

  4. Will not uninstall. Ask if I want to allow the following program to update on computer and I have checked “No” so it does not uninstall. Need help to uninstall this program. I

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