Why am I getting popups to install a media player? (Part 1)

Episode 1063 (43:04)

Ron from Downey, CA

Ron checks out eBooks on his PC and he's now getting popups demanding that he install a Media Player 12.2. Leo says that it may also be a malware installer or adware that's trying to dupe him into installing it. He should just ignore it. Leo says they are so annoying and malicious, it should be considered malware. It's also likely that Ron has a Browser hijacker on his PC. He should go into "add/remove programs" or the "programs/features" control panel and uninstall anything he doesn't recognize. Leo also recommends he stop running his computer as an administrator. Run as a limited user on Windows or Standard user on OS X. That will prevent any software from installing. This is also great if he has kids.