What is StackPlayer?

StackPlayer is a new program that is popular among the users living in the United States, Iran, and Canada. Some users download it from, which is known to be its official website, willingly; however, there are still more people who cannot explain how StackPlayer has entered their computers and believe that it has done that secretly. Those people who download this piece of software themselves usually do that because they think that it is going to act beneficially. In fact, we cannot blame those users because a person who visits its official website immediately notices the text on the main page saying that StackPlayer is going to enable users to watch videos on Desktop “while working, browsing the Web or gaming” without the browser. Also, it is said that users could easily “discover high quality content from hundreds of channels in up-to-date categories including News, Sports, Movie Trailers, and Gamers.” Sadly, we cannot say that this application is as beneficial as it claims to be. To be frank, specialists working at have even put it into the category of potentially unwanted applications. You will find out why they have done that if you read this report. In addition, it will be explained what you need to do to get rid of it.testtesttest

What does StackPlayer do?

Once you install StackPlayer on your PC, or it enters your computer in a different way, you will immediately notice a new window on your Desktop. It will enable users to browse through videos available at YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and Blinkx without the need to actually open these websites. Unfortunately, the player is not perfect. There is one tiny problem with it. It is said on the official website of StackPlayer that the player can be easily “positioned and resized anywhere on a user’s screen”; however, in reality, it always stays on top of other windows, which really causes inconvenience to computer users. Of course, it is not the only reason specialists have categorized it as a PUP. It has also been found that this piece of software might provide users with the commercial content, i.e. advertisements. Nobody tries to hide this fact. Users can find the following information in the installation window; however, they usually do not read the information provided for them and do not know anything:

By installing and/or using Stack Player, you Grant Stack Player permission to periodically show you advertisements. The Stack Player software recognizes keywords while you are browsing and searching online to display relevant contextual advertisements.

These ads should be shown on the so-called video player, so it is not surprising that many users find them quite irritating. Theoretically, advertisements might also redirect to unreliable third-party websites. If you want to be sure that you are safe, delete StackPlayer without consideration.

In order to be able to work the way it does, StackPlayer creates several registry keys and puts its main folder to %PROGRAMFILES% and %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. Also, it has been observed that this potentially unwanted program creates its entry in the Run registry key (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run) with an intention of being able to start together with Windows OS. In other words, it will be opened again and will work in the background if you reboot your PC after you close it.

Where does StackPlayer come from?

Users can download this program from its official website; however, in most cases, it enters computers in bundles with other applications, usually freeware and shareware. In fact, this distribution method is very popular these days among software developers and cyber criminals. Therefore, you need to be very careful not to encounter other malicious applications. You should also install a security tool on your computer to ensure the system’s safety.

How to remove StackPlayer

As StackPlayer is not a very dangerous computer infection, it can be erased through Control Panel. If it is the first time you are going to delete a program, you should use our step by step instructions that will help you to erase this program in a manual way. In case you wish to get rid of it quicker, scan your computer with SpyHunter. You can download the diagnostic scanner from our website. It will let you know how many untrustworthy programs you have on your system.

Delete StackPlayer

Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on StackPlayer.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Right-click on the lower-left corner of your Desktop.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on StackPlayer.
  5. Uninstall it.
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