Stop windows media player from updating

The “You need to update your version of media player” ad is a social engineering technique, which is to trick Windows users to install adware or a potentially unwanted program on their computers.

"Opinicus" OK, I checked "My folder and those of others I can access" and also told WMP to ignore "Documents and Settings".“You need to update your version of media player” link may install on your computer potentially unwanted programs like: toolbars (Sweet-Page Toolbar, Awesome HP Toolbar), adware (Enhance Tronic, Feven 1.8, Coupon Buddy) or other forms of malware.You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this “You need to update your version of media player” adware. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.If you are still experiencing issues with the You need to update your version of media player pop-up ads in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings.This step needs to be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

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