Unity web player: what is the purpose and you can delete it

It will not be a secret for anyone that when working with the Windows operating system and with all the benefits that it offers to use, each user is confronted with certain software. Sometimes, this software is in a prominent place, and its installation was initiated by the computer operator himself, and sometimes, the program is there, but where it came from, the user simply does not know. Such covert functioning is far from uncommon, since the overwhelming number of processes work only under a certain scenario, which initiates their launch. For example, anyone who has run the game at least once in a social network or on any network resource has come across the fact that when starting to download a game in the browser it is suggested to turn on a certain “Unity web player”. It is enough to only authorize the inclusion, and the game starts in a magical way. But what is this "miraculous" program? Is it a virus? What is its functionality, and most importantly - is it possible to remove it? About the answers to these and other questions and will be discussed in the framework of this article.

Purpose of the Unity web player program.

What is it

In fact, it is enough to examine in more detail the name of the software in question in order to determine its functionality. Quite simply, “Unity” is a game engine that is actively used by developers of various relatively “unpretentious” games. And “Web Player”, as it is easy to guess, is a technology that allows you to run a project inside an Internet browser (browser). Hence the conclusion suggests itself. “Unity web player” is an application that ensures the actual operation of a gaming product as part of its use in the browser structure without being installed on a computer. Roughly speaking, this is a network player for games. The first association among similar applications is the well-known and disliked “Adobe Flash Player”. Therefore, if you are active in the framework of pastime, for example, playing a three-dimensional farm, such software will become an indispensable element for the further successful game.

How to download and whether

It should be noted that browser developers, for example, Google, have long since abandoned such programs by deactivating support for NPAPI plug-ins, which made it possible to run Unity on a computer. This information is easily confirmed by the fact that on the official website of the developers (//unity3d.com/webplayer), where you can download the software in question, in the lists of supported browsers there are only many forgotten "Internet Explorer 11". This state of affairs gradually led to the fact that the developers of gaming products in this category simply refused to use this engine in their projects, which ultimately led to a decrease in its popularity and relevance, which previously was not seen by everyone.

So the question is: “Should I install the Unity web player in 2019?”. The answer suggests itself: "No, there is absolutely no need for this." The still working “Adobe Flash Player” is more than covering user interest. But if you continue to actively use "IE" and network resources, where "Unity" is still in vogue, then you can download this software for free from the developers site, the link to which was given above.

How to delete

For the convenience of users, the program in question does not clearly manifest itself and becomes invisible and unobtrusive. It works quietly and calmly, without displaying unnecessary information and not taking up much space. It is worth noting that not only games use a similar engine, but also some other entertaining network resources, for example, various websites where you can watch movies online. Therefore, its removal can be considered justified only if any failures were recorded in its work. If you finally decided to delete it, then the “Unity web player” is deleted in normal mode through the functionality of the “Programs and Features” section, which can be found in the “Control Panel”. Alternatively, the location and uninstallation of this software can be trusted to any “utilizer”, for example, “CCleaner”. All that is required is to click on the “Delete” button, wait for the confirmation of deletion and, if desired, restart the computer.


So, as mentioned earlier, the developers are trying to move away from unnecessary "gestures" within their projects, which leads to the disconnection of support for various additional plug-ins. This has already led to a decline in interest in “Unity”, and “Adobe Flash Player” is next in line, the ban on which support was announced by Google several years ago (May 2016).