RadioRage Toolbar - How to remove?
RadioRage Toolbar is a browser ad-on that can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. The program usually comes bundled with other software that you can download from the Internet for free. Although you can avoid additional downloads that can come with the main one, often users skip many steps of installation just to make it quicker and this way programs like RadioRage Toolbar are installed automatically.
Once installed to the browser, the program will cause lots of redirects to ask.com search page and some other websites. Your homepage will be set to home.tb.ask.com and default search provider will be replaced with search.tb.ask.com. These changes are not only annoying but they can also bring more problems for you. If it redirects you to some malicious website, your system can be infected with malware or other similar infection.
Additionally, once RadioRage Toolbar is on your system, your search sessions will be interrupted by many commercial ads which also lead to unknown websites. The only way to stop all this annoying activity is by removing RadioRage Toolbar from your system. The program uses unfair methods to be installed and for this reason it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program. Security experts do not recommend keeping it on your system.
Go to Control Panel -> Add and Remove programs list and uninstalling it from there. It is important that you remove all other programs installed with the hijacker, as some of them might redownload or reset back browser settings. Scan with Spyhunter as it identifies such programs quite well. You should also check browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you do not see RadioRage Toolbar, you should use antimalware tools like SpyHunter and scan your computer with it. Uninstalling the program from your computer doesn’t change your search providers, it only stops ads appearing on your computer. You will have to do it manually by yourself. Depending on the browser you are using, follow the instructions below:
On Internet explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box.
- Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search Providers, on IE7 click Change Search Defaults.
- Remove RadioRage Toolbar from the list.
On Firefox :
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines.
- Remove unnecessary search engines from list.
- Go back to Settings. On Startup choose Open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
On behalf of developers of RadioRage Toolbar we were asked to remove this article due to false information on it. However, we feel like this post is correct and helpful to our readers. RadioRage Toolbar and other software developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. can be detected and recognised as viruses or potentially unwanted software by various anti-malware tools. Toolbars developed by Mindspark share same EULA (End User License Agreement) that is mislieding. It claims that this software is not an adware or malware, while there are statements that toolbars might display advertisements from 3rd parties or monetise toolbars in other ways. By definition such software is considered as an adware. All articles posted on www.2-viruses.com regarding products of Mindspark are correct.
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Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove RadioRage Toolbar, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
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