"You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus removal

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    "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus removal

    I have been frustrated by the "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up during surfing the Internet but have no idea about what it is. The annoying pop up will show its appearance without asking permission, when I am browsing a web or playing a video. My Google Chrome has been bombarded with the pop up which requires me to update it. Is it a necessary plugin for my computer or just a malware? What should I do with it? If you need to get some knowledge about "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up, please follow the post for help.

    "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up has been classified as a potential unwanted program which has been designed to get command of a browser for money. Once delivered to a targeted computer via some hidden manners which are beyond computer users and trustworthy security software, the pop up virus will launch itself within an infected browser, regardless of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome, which are the most frequent-used ones. As soon as computer users launch their browsers to access a wanted webpage or play a wonderful game, the pop up will appear and then claims "You are missing a plugin to play videos" so that you need to update it. Most computer users may have been at sea when they see such a pop up at the first sight, as their systems run perfectly before. In reality, the pop up is a potential unwanted program which is targeted into swindle victims out of money. Providing computer users click on update on the pop up, it will display numerous commercial ads, advertisements banners and sponsored unknown links to deluge their browsers. Victims will be driven crazy by the nasty unwanted program as it leads to redirections and installations of other malware.

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    How does "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus permeate into a targeted computer?

    Various PC users are surprised when they are aware of the existence of "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus on their computers as they take it for granted that their PCs are secured as the PCs have been embedded with trustworthy security software. As a matter of fact, the unwanted program will settle itself down on a PC installed with an anti-virus if its users do some random activities online. It is the PC users themselves to be blamed for the installation of the pop up virus. The unwanted program can be promoted to a targeted computer via the methods as follows. On the one side, providing PC users download or install software from the Internet at random, the adware may catch the opportunity to sneak into the casual computer without approval. How that happens? To illustrate, if users download software, especially a free one, which is attached with "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus on the sly, their computers may be attacked by the vermin without consciousness. Accordingly, users need to pay more attention before making a decision to install a free program. On the other side, the adware will also sneak into a targeted computer if its user pays a visit to some malicious webs, fishy webs which contain the "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus secretly. As malicious webs have been a platform for cyber criminals to launch malware, users should not browser any vicious, or their computers may be at the great risk of being compromised.

    What will "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus do to handicap a compromised computer?

    Once installed onto a random computer, the "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus is going to take over the infected system and exert itself to make chaos. For instance, the vermin will show a bunch of advertisement pop ups once computer users get online. Furthermore, it will install additional threats, which leads to more destruction on the contaminated system.

    The steps to remove "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up virus

    Step1
    Press Ctrl +Shift +Esc to open Windows Task Manager and the click on Process. And then find out the process of virus and then click on end process.


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    Step 2
    Press Win key +E, and then click on Organize and then "Folder and search options" and then "View". After that, please click "Show hidden files, folders, and drives".

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    Step 3
    Please press Win +R to get run window, and then type regedit and then hit enter key.

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    Step4

    Please delete all the malicious files in Registry Editor. Computer users should keep in mind that they should delete the files which relating to the virus; any mistake will lead the crash of the vulnerable system!
    Here are all the files you need to remove.
    %AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
    %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe
    %Temp%\random.exe
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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    Step 5
    Reboot the computer normally to take effective, when the above steps are done.



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    In summary, "You are missing a plugin to play videos" pop-up is unwanted program to generate money. Once sneaking into a targeted computer, it will show numerous commercial ads and sponsored links without permission. Additionally, the vermin will also introduce other malware to harm the compromised system further. Consequently, please get the annoying pop virus removed as soon as possible.


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