How to get rid of the mplayerplgn VirusSometimes the mplayerplgn file may cloak a virus, for example Symantec found Trojan Horse, as well as Microsoft found Spyware:Win32/Webdir. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with mplayerplgn.dll
The file does not include any description of the product itself or any copyright information. The process appears in Windows Task Manager as mplayerplgn.dll. An obsolete or defective version of mplayerplgn.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- mplayerplgn.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mplayerplgn.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mplayerplgn.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mplayerplgn.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mplayerplgn.dll mplayerplgn.dll
mplayerplgn.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mplayerplgn.dll is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 118,784 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 376892AE-1825-4E5F-9F85-23F9640051CC. The file does not supply any version information or other description. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The mplayerplgn file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. mplayerplgn.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 92% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find mplayerplgn.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about mplayerplgn?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove mplayerplgn.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mplayerplgn.dll (mplayerplgn.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of mplayerplgn.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for mplayerplgn.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mplayerplgn.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.