What is InstantRadioPlay toolbar?
InstantRadioPlay toolbar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). While we can’t claim that this program is a virus, there are some negative things related to it. The first of them is its distribution technique. Beware that InstantRadioPlay toolbar may infiltrate your computer and then may affect each of your web browsers without asking your permission. That’s because bundling is the mostly used method for its distribution. Once this program enters the system, it can easily start causing various problems for you and your browsing.
Typically, it may alter the start page and the default search engine to ask.com, tb.ask.com and similar search engines on each of your web browsers, and then may start causing InstantRadioPlay redirects to its affiliate websites. How it does that? Typically, it tries to trick its users into visiting its affiliate sites by showing people altered search results. Beware that you may see various links and banner ads in your search results because of InstantRadioPlay toolbar. What can also be noticed after downloading this program to the system? We have to warn you about slow downs, pop-up ads and even tracking of your browsing on the Internet.
Typically, such programs as toolbars and search engines are interested in people’s search terms, mostly visited websites, data that is entered by users when visiting these sites, computers’ IP address, location, etc. If you want to prevent this, you should remove this potentially unwanted program from your computer. The easiest way to do that by running a full system scan with a reliable anti-spyware.
How can InstantRadioPlay toolbar infiltrate my computer?
If you are interested in computers and their protection, you may have heard that they can be affected by various PUPs after installing legitimate software. That’s because there are lots of freewares and sharewares that have been involved to their distribution in exchange for money. Fortunately, you can avoid them.
However, keep in mind that this can be done not only by installing a reputable anti-spyware on the system. What else will you need to do? You should also don’t forget to start monitoring installation of the freeware by selecting Custom or Advanced installation method. After selecting any of these installation methods, make sure that you uncheck all suspicious check marks that will be pre-checked for you. Typically, you should opt out of all toolbars, browser add-ons, extensions, plugins and similar free additions that can easily start causing mess on your computer.
If InstantRadioPlay toolbar has already infiltrated your machine, you should not use it for your search sessions because, as we have already mentioned, you may start seeing altered search results. In addition, you may be interrupted by annoying pop-up ads and may also be tracked for getting more knowledge about your search sessions. If you want to avoid this, you should use a guide that is given down below.
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 InstantRadioPlay 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 InstantRadioPlay Toolbar?
If you have just discovered that InstantRadioPlay appeared your PC, this guide is just for you:
- Uninstall programs that are related to InstantRadioPlay toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for InstantRadioPlay 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 (InstantRadioPlay 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.