FPMPlayer is a potentially unwanted app that gets installed by app bundles. It is promoted by deceptive ads and installed without the user’s permission. It might be installed with other unwanted (and possibly dangerous) applications.
Even though FPMPlayer does not appear to be harmful in any way, it’s still suspicious just because of the way it is distributed. If you found, downloaded, and installed it deliberately, that’s fine. But if it just appeared on your Mac unexpectedly, that’s a sign that something else might be wrong, too.
Fpmplayer Unwanted App quicklinks
- How FPMPlayer is installed
- How to remove FPMPlayer
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- Review your browser settings
- How To remove FPMPlayer Unwanted App from Firefox on Mac OS:
In short about FPMPlayer:
|Classification||Potentially unwanted program,
|How FPMPlayer gets installed||Bundled with other apps, embedded in their installers,
deceptively advertised online.
|How to avoid unexpected apps||Configure your Mac to only allow trusted apps to be installed,
Use anti-malware apps
|How to remove FPMPlayer||Uninstall the app by following Apple’s instructions,
check your Mac for other unwanted apps (Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, others).
How FPMPlayer is installed
According to Joesandbox.com, FPMPlayer is a suspicious app that comes in bundles and has evasive features. This app’s installer is not flagged by antivirus scanners (Virustotal.com), so it is not seen as having any malicious features.
The problem with FPMPlayer is that it gets installed by adware bundlers. Adware bundlers that are promoted online might use fake ads, such as Flash Player update prompts and other malicious ads. Such ads often spread malicious content – adware, spyware, and other dangerous apps. These apps might change network settings, install browser extensions that force your browser to open advertising websites, and log user data.
That’s the problem with deceptively installed apps – they’re being spread for a reason, which is usually money. And money can be made from advertising and from selling data. It’s not just a problem with FPMPlayer, but with all unexpectedly installed apps.
Here’s how you might encounter adware bundlers and their misleading advertisements:
- Ads online. Some websites show dangerous and malicious ads. Free adult video sites, torrenting and pirating sites, and similar websites tend to do this.
- Infected websites. Malicious code might be injected into websites whose security is lacking. This causes the infected websites to randomly redirect visitors to whatever sites the malicious code indicates. Old, small sites are the most vulnerable to this.
- Adware viruses. If there’s already adware on your computer, such as a browser extension that injects ads into the webpages that you visit, it can cause unsafe ads to appear on your screen.
Try to remember any unusual app installations that you might have performed at or around the time that FPMPlayer showed up on your Mac.
How to remove FPMPlayer
You can uninstall FPMPlayer just like any other app by following the instructions provided by Apple on Support.apple.com. You can find your apps in the Applications folder in Finder and delete them by dragging them to Trash.
Some traces might still be left behind, such as in your Library folders. Malicious apps tend to use them to hide files in those folders. You can look yourself by using the Finder -> Go -> Go to Folder dialog and visiting the common malware hiding places, like ~/Library/LaunchAgents, /Library/LaunchDaemons, ~/Library/Application Support, /Library/Application Support. But recognizing malicious files yourself can be difficult and deleting the wrong file can cause issues with your legitimate apps.
So, it’s recommended to use an anti-malware app, like Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, or another. Scan your Mac and check the scan results.
Review your browser extensions as described in the instructions below. and check your Mac’s settings. You might want to open your System Preferences and check for unwanted items:
- Profiles – look for unfamiliar items in Configuration Profiles and remove them.
- Users & Groups -> Login Items – delete unfamiliar or unwanted items.
- Network -> Advanced -> Proxies – also, deselect unfamiliar proxies if they’re set but you didn’t add them.
To avoid malicious and unsafe apps being installed on your computer, it’s good to only allow trusted apps to be opened on your Mac: Support.apple.com.
Automatic Malware removal tools
Review your browser settings
How to remove FPMPlayer Unwanted App from Safari:TopRemove malicious extensions
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
- Select Extensions and uninstall FPMPlayer Unwanted App and other suspicious extensions.
- If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
- Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
- Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
TopHow to remove FPMPlayer Unwanted App from Google Chrome on Mac:
- Open Chrome browser.
- Enter in the url field “chrome://extensions” address and hit Enter.
- Find FPMPlayer Unwanted App on the extensions list and click on the recycle bin icon next to it.
- Click on 'Chrome' button at the top left corner. Select 'Preferences' on a drop-down menu box.
- Find 'Search' options on Settings tab. If your search engine is changed, click 'Manage Search Engines' and set your preferred search engine.
- On the same page find 'Show home button' checkbox and change your homepage.
- On the 'Preferences' menu window, scroll down to the bottom and find 'Reset settings' button. Click it.
- Confirm your selection and click 'Reset' on the following window.
How To remove FPMPlayer Unwanted App from Firefox on Mac OS:
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (Or press cmd+Shift+A on your keyboard).
- Go through Extensions list, remove everything FPMPlayer Unwanted App related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
- Enter “about:preferences” in URL bar and hit enter.
- Open Search settings tab.
- If your search engine is changed, click 'Default Search Engines' and set your preferred search engine.
- If your homepage was changed, click on the Firefox menu in the top right corner, select Preferences-> General. Enter a preferable URL to the home page field.
- Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
- Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button.
- Click on the Refresh Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.