- What is play_mp3.exe, and how to fix the problem
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play_mp3.exe General Information
Application using this process: Downloader-UA.h downloader
Software Description: play_mp3.exe is an alternative name for the PLAY_MP3 trojan. This executable file is 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.
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 your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you .
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Note: play_mp3.exe may be disguised by spyware, malware, virus and Trojan, if you find you didn't install that software, it must be virus. The virus may slow down computer performance, system crashes, data loss and privacy leakiness. We recommend you to run a Free security play_mp3.exe scan and remove play_mp3.exe Virus in your computer.
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