What is NG Player

NG Player is a media player developed for Mac which delivers a more elegant and versatile interface for playing videos of multiple formats. Basically, there are lots of similar apps that replace native media players with more advanced features. Unfortunately, most of them are designed for evil purposes concealed under the veil of usefulness. NG Player is not an exception either and was categorized as an adware-type program that puts your data under risk and spreads suspicious ads across the browser. Such applications often infiltrate users without permission alongside other downloads. Once installed, they are allowed to record sensitive data like passwords, geolocations, IP-addresses, and other vital data that is therefore transferred to cybercriminals for monetary purposes. Another trait of adware is imposing deceptive banners and coupons that fool you into clicking on them. These redirects can be dangerous since they can stealthily install malware and leave the data exposed for cybercriminals. NG Player is delusive and we strongly advise deleting it from your system to ensure further safety.

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How NG Player infected your computer

In fact, adware and other Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) use multiple methods to sneak into unprotected systems. NG Player has been infecting users via fake Flash Updaters. Whilst clicking on shady ads, users can be redirected to landing pages that claim that your software is out-dated and needs to be updated. Unfortunately, instead of downloading the update, users get infected by hidden adware that modifies settings and pushed additional infiltrations. The other popular method is via bundling PUPs into repacks and other installation kits. Due to unnecessary confidence and carelessness, users fail to check “Advanced/Custom” options that contain unwanted apps. Thereafter, users remain unaware that their system was attacked by adware that flushes down the private data. Thus, you should be cautious when downloading software from third-parties resources since they can include uncharted traits of PUPs. You should immediately remove NG Player from your computer by following the guideline below.

Download NG Player Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove NG Player completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of NG Player and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Combo Cleaner offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

To remove NG Player completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMacX. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of NG Player and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from Safari browser.

Remove NG Player manually for free

Note: NG Player sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “NG Player” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: NG Player won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose NG Player in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full NG Player removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the NG Player installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove NG Player from Applications

Remove NG Player from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. NG Player might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall NG Player or NG Player Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag NG Player.app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall NG Player

If you can’t uninstall NG Player using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of NG Player. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag NG Player.app from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with NG Player.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove NG Player add-on from your browsers

Removing NG Player.app from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the NG Player extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find NG Player extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find NG Player extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose NG Player extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish NG Player removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

Remove following files and folders of NG Player


~/Library/Application Support/NG Player
~/Library/NG Player
~/Library/Logs/NG Player.log
~/Library/NG Player
~/Applications/NG Player.app

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