The “You need to update your version of media player” ad is a social engineering technique, which is to trick Windows users to install adware or a potentially unwanted program on their computers.
The “You need to update your version of media player” pop-ups happens regardless of the web browser or search engine, and if you are seeing a pop-up from a website saying that a “You need to update your version of media player” is required, then your computer may be infected with adware or a potentially unwanted program.
Part of that setup process is selecting WMP privacy options.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this “You need to update your version of media player” adware. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.This infection is designed specifically to make money.It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.Windows Media Player (WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices.Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for classic Mac OS, and Solaris but development of these has since been discontinued.Referenced from: Microsoft GROK is a resource of Louisiana State University developed and maintained with support of the LSU Student Technology Fee.