i had the same issues with this. if it helps at all, i will tell you what i know.
there was a pop up to update Flash. while i kept X'ing the window out, i inadvertently clicked no instead one time, and it started to download tons and many games and programs. i now realize this was in fact, not a real Flash update.
i ran avg free and malware bytes. avg found nothing and malware bytes found 3 files that were quarantined... (pup files i think they were.) in poking around to see what i could find, vafplayer extensions were everywhere from a to z.
the address for vafplayer i had was: c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\startmenu\programs\vafplayer\vafplaer.lnk but i could not delete, copy, cut or paste it.
the so called "uninstall" program, is unfortunately another part of it... the file name IS uninstall. it is NOT an uninstall program at all. don't run it. there was no way to delete or uninstall any file; it would just dump you into an endless loop.
from windows, (i am using win 8) the system restore doesn't complete, stating system files and settings were not changed. details: an unspecified error occurred during system restore (0x800700b7) you can try system restore again and choose a different restore point. if you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method.... and just the option to close the box.
get your system in safe mode. it was there where i could run system restore and chose to restore the one 3 weeks prior to all crap being installed. at the end of the system restore it gave the same error as above, but when it rebooted in windows again, it said system restored successfully.
i really hope someone can figure out what this vafplayer and the linked 'uninstall' is. good luck to those with this too.
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