play_mp3.exe

Application using this process: Downloader-UA.h downloader


play_mp3.exe

Application using this process: Downloader-UA.h downloader


play_mp3.exe


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Application using this process: Downloader-UA.h downloader

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What is play_mp3.exe doing on my computer?

play_mp3.exe is an executable file downloaded from a website which promises the user a free .MP3 or .MPG player.

Spreading through peer-to-peer file sharing networks, users download files (going by a variety of names) which are disguised as MP3s or MPGs. Instead of sharing music or video these files simply direct the user to a web page from where, they are promised, they can download a free media player.

They will then install the PLAY_MP3.EXE executable, which, when run, installs the Downloader-UA.h downloader. Oddly the user is also shown, and asked to accept, a lengthy license agreement permitting the installation of the adware programs "SurfingEnhancer" and "FBrowsingAdvisor" onto the user`s PC.

Once installed the PLAY_MP3.EXE file can perform a number of malicious activities including displaying adware, installing unwanted programs, hijacking the user`s system and communicating with third parties. The promised media player then turns out to be a web-based player which offers only a limited range of saved tracks.

As a note on naming, trojans may have different versions of themselves, each with a different name and possibly slightly different behavior. These various versions are called strains, and trojans and their strains can also be grouped into families. Play_MP3.exe (and its over 220 alternatively named strains) are part of Downloader-UA.h downloader, Trojan.AdClicker, and Adware Generic2.AARK families. If you need any technical advice or assistance, call our Live Experts toll-free on one of the numbers below:

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Non-system processes like play_mp3.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.
play_mp3.exe

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is play_mp3.exe harmful?

Warning! play_mp3.exe is considered to be a dangerous process and should be removed. Running issues with this processes can increase the risk of malware infection if bugs are present. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
play_mp3.exe is a dangerous process

Can I stop or remove play_mp3.exe?

This process is likely to be spyware, in which case it should be stopped and removed immediately. We recommend you use an anti-virus software to identify and remove dangerous processes.

Is play_mp3.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is play_mp3.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.







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