What is MyRadioAccess Toolbar?
If you have noticed a new browser extension on your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome browser called MyRadioAccess toolbar, you should not keep it on your computer a minute longer. The first tell-tale sign that it is not worthy of your trust is the fact that it is created by the developer which produces all sorts of useless toolbars which initially might seem like really functional and useful additions to your website like, for example, MetroHotspot Toolbar or FreeLocalWeather Toolbar. MyRadioAccess, for instance, is presented as a free toolbar that will play local and international music, get you the hottest song recommendations, enable you to watch music videos and search song lyrics, while the truth is that it is a simple PUP.
Once it is installed on your computer, it will change your homepage to home.tb.ask.com and set the default search engine to search.tb.ask.com. Ask.com is a legitimate search engine. However, if people use search box on MyRadioAccess toolbar powered by Ask.com, the search results might feature sponsored links. While these links are not harmful in themselves, they might redirect users to bogus websites featuring suspicious content that might be dangerous to one’s computer. What is more, MyRadioAccess might install cookies on your computer which will be recording all of your online activities like search queries, websites you are visiting and so much more.
What is more, this information might be shared with third parties which does not sound like a nice perspective. Therefore, while the benefits of this program are highly questionable and outweighed by its obvious drawbacks, we would highly recommend you to remove it from the system using some trustworthy anti-spyware program.
How can MyRadioAccess Toolbar affect my computer?
Even though MyRadioAccess toolbar has its official website, where you can download it, we highly doubt that a lot of people have used this option. As most of the applications belonging to this developers family, MyRadioAccess has probably entered you computer bundled with some other programs. You have probably intended to download some free software like some sort of pdf converter or a media player (VPlayer, for example). While installing free programs you should always check ‘Advanced’ or ‘Custom’ options because this is where most of the potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like MyRadioAccess are usually hidden. You should also avoid using all sorts of third-party installers and download managers which are usually employed to distribute bundled software.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of MyRadioAccess Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar?
While removing MyRadioAccess toolbar manually is not difficult, we would highly advise you to reconsider and use some reputable anti-spyware for at least several reasons. First of all, this potentially unwanted application might have been installed with some other potentially harmful programs so you should get rid of them as soon as possible. Second of all, you might have accidentally clicked on some ads and were redirected to some of the suspicious websites. In order to be 100% sure that your computer is not infected, we would highly advise you to perform a full system scan and remove the potential threats once and for all.
- Uninstall programs that are related to MyRadioAccess Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for MyRadioAccess Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (MyRadioAccess Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.