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Remove Ads by NetRadio (Removal Guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as NetRadio ads, NetRadio virus | Type: Adware

What is NetRadio adware? What does it do?

NetRadioPlayer (or NetRadio app) by Puredirect, LLC DBA is a free browser add-on that allows searching for various songs, radio shows, and stations. It has an official website, so if you like you may visit it and find more information provided by its developers. Nevertheless, you should not fall for believing in everything that they are saying. Security experts have initiated a research towards this app and have a different point of view towards this app. According to them, NetRadioPlayer is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) as it tends to spread not only via the official website but also with the help of freewares and thus may affect computers without being noticed. By the way, they attribute it to the ‘adware’ category. Once installed on a PC’s system, its first task is to hijack web browsers no matter if its Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. This way, it gets the ability to generate sponsored advertisements and earn easy money.

Therefore, the first sign that you may notice right after NetRadio hijack is an enormous amount of commercial advertisements on every website that you visit. Pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links and other intrusive forms of ads disrupt web browsing and seriously diminish web browser’s performance. However, more important fact to mention is that “Ads by NetRadio”, “NetRadio Ads”, “Powered by NetRadio” and similarly marked ads are unpredictable. Keep in mind that the underlying content may be suspicious or even malicious, so the best that you can do is to ignore each of them unless you don’t mind experiencing NetRadio redirects to really doubtful websites.

Not to mention, NetRadioPlayer installs tracking cookies and starts initiating unauthorized data collection. Since its developers seek to learn more about people’s browsing habits, this adware is misused for gathering and storing such information as search terms, mostly visited websites, data entered in them, clicks, IP address, PC’s location, and so on. In addition, a recent research has shown that NetRadio adware may sometimes act as a browser hijacker, what means that it may set a doubtful search engine and start page by default. Therefore, there are lots of downsides of this application, so we do not recommend using it. At best, initiate a full system check with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego and remove NetRadio virus without a delay.

Questions about Ads by NetRadio

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How can NetRadio hijack my computer?

NetRadio download link is spread directly and indirectly. In other words, it can be downloaded from the official website for no cost. However, it may also enter your PC’s system without asking for a permission in a proper manner, what means that you may be really negatively surprised after finding a flood of NetRadio ads within your web browser. In order to prevent this from happening, you should install freewares as carefully as possible because they are commonly involved in the distribution of this and similar PUPs. Your task is to check Advanced or Custom installation mode all the time and deselect all ‘optional components’ that are disclosed there. If NetRadioPlayer has already infiltrated your computer, check its removal instructions that we have provided on page 2.

How to remove this adware?

NetRadioPlayer removal guide is given down below. You can choose either manual or automatic removal option, but do not forget to check the system with an anti-virus anyway. There might be other spyware applications on your system that you have not noticed yet. Also, please be more attentive when you install new programs on your platform. It does not require huge efforts to prevent installing stealthy PUPs on your computer without your knowledge. If you have any questions about NetRadio virus, please fill out the “Ask us” section form, which can be found on the top of this web page. Also, we would highly appreciate it if you would share your experience dealing with NetRadioPlayer adware in the comments section below.

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To remove NetRadio ads, follow these steps:

Delete NetRadio from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall NetRadio and related programs
    Here, look for NetRadio or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall NetRadio from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for NetRadio or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of NetRadio from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for NetRadio and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete NetRadio removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate NetRadio ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, NetRadio should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase NetRadio from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select NetRadio and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete NetRadio removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove NetRadio from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select NetRadio and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete NetRadio removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete NetRadio from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for NetRadio or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete NetRadio removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Insane says:
    December 10th, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I ended up with netRadio player after clicking on some suspicious advertisement online. You should not click on dubious ads that promise you unrealistic deals or say that you have won a lottery… LIES.

  2. Abby says:
    December 10th, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Anyone can tell me if it is easy to remove this program manually? Im too lazy to work hard to remove it on my own. Should I get this recommended program?

  3. Kendrick says:
    December 10th, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Yeah. I have also been thinking should I get it or not, but i found many good reviews on forums online. I think its worth a go.

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