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What is player.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the player.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Player.exe file information

The process known as Veetle TV Player belongs to software Veetle TV or Project1 or Player Module by Veetle (veetle.com).

Description: Player.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Player.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 14,848 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 15,360 bytes, 53,248 bytes or 57,344 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/player.exe.html 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The player.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Player.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as player.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_Generic.DIT or TROJ_BUZUS.YU (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Win32.Small.ycu or Trojan.Win32.Buzus.abgi (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the player.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

player.exe is an audio application from webmassiva called Softsynth player. But it also known that player.exe may also be associated with the Beadmin Trojan (also known as Beadmin.A).
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Summary: Average user rating of player.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks player.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving player issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with player. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the player.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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