May 12, 2005

Viewpoint Media Player - Don't click Update!

Have you ever opened up an exam to find that you didn't study the right section of the book? That horrible gut wrenching feeling is what I felt when I read "You have been Updated". After updating your Viewpoint Media Player, which you probably didn't even know you had, it asks you to click "Update" to install a "new browser update" with "advanced pop-up blocking and graphically enhanced search". No X to close the window, no "No thanks", not even a right-click is allowed, just "More info" and "Update". This is so wrong. I don't care what it does, I want "the eye" out of my computer. I'm not the only one.

Kill it. First go to Add and Remove Programs in the control panel and Remove "Viewpoint Manager". That will clear out the popup. Then, uninstall Viewpoint Media Player. I bet you are feeling better already. I sure am.

Posted by torque at May 12, 2005 1:07 PM | TrackBack
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Agreed 100% about the Viewpoint popup.

Nice that you have a search for 'anger management' on the same page ;-)

Posted by: - at May 18, 2005 4:00 PM

Ummm... Here's an easier option. Click "More info" and then click the "No Thanks" button.

Then, uninstall Viewpoint Media Player.

Posted by: whatever at May 23, 2005 8:37 AM

Thanks. Suspecting this was spyware, I didn't want to click on "more info" (or anything else in that window) for fear that it would really just install a program in the background.

Posted by: db at June 22, 2005 10:51 AM

thank you. basically, that program is a thief. it takes your information without your knowledge.

Posted by: sucky at July 21, 2005 11:22 AM

jonny553

Posted by: jonny578 at December 7, 2006 1:02 AM

Good job!

Posted by: Markus at December 11, 2006 9:25 AM

Good job!

Posted by: Markus at December 11, 2006 10:22 AM

Good job!

Posted by: Markus at December 12, 2006 6:30 PM

Good job!

Posted by: Markus at December 12, 2006 7:15 PM
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