Wednesday, 11 April 2012

How to remove the popup ads on GOM player

GOM Media Player is by far my favorite video player.  Its very minimalist looking, but just by right clicking brings up a huge menu of very useful options.  However in a recent update they have added pop-up adds that show up every time you exit, or finish a video.  Its very annoying, and just makes the player feel cheap.  But there is a very easy workaround that I expect was left this way on purpose so more tech savy people could fix this issue without much problem.

So in order to remove adds all you have to do is remove "popup.exe" from the GOM player directory.  To find the GOM player directory you just open the folder where you installed it, by defualt its here: C:\Program Files (x86)\GRETECH\GomPlayer.  If its not try Program Files, instead of Program Files (x86)
You also have to be logged on as an administrator on your computer.

One last thing.  If you use this fix just make sure to make a backup before updating GOM player.  Just in case they decide to build the pop-ups into the main application.


15 comments:

  1. Excellent, thank you :)

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  2. Great! Much appreciated!

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  3. SO obvious it hurtz!!! thx

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  4. Simple and effective. Very helpful advise, thanks a lot!

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  5. Excellent! Thanks!

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  6. Thks so much for the tip

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  7. Thanks I was about to leave gom player after all these years!

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  8. Or...Just go to Preferences > General > Network

    Check the box that says "Disable the windows that is displayed when the player closes."

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    1. "Anonymous 8 June 2012 00:19 says: Or...Just go to Preferences > General > Network. Check the box that says "Disable the windows that is displayed when the player closes."

      It works as well, but it was strange to find this setting in Network :O
      Thanks to you and to the author of the article - this pop-up was really very annoying!

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  9. Thank you for the information. Seriously irritating pop-up.

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  10. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u













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