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Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar (Removal Guide) - 2021 update

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MyRadioAccess Toolbar might not be as useful as you expected

MyRadioAccess Toolbar

MyRadioAccess Toolbar is a free browser application that changes homepage to a custom-made search engine by search.myway.com. Users can install it from various Internet pages for free, however, not everyone express positive thoughts after doing so. The extension promises to provide free access to radio and free movies whilst it simply modifies browser's settings to promote a particular search tool.

If you have noticed a new browser extension[1] 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 might not worthy of your trust is the fact that it is created by the developer which produces all sorts of hardly useful toolbars which initially might seem like really functional and useful additions to your browser. Examples of such browser applications are 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 system tool that seeks to change your browser's “On Startup” settings.

Once it is installed on your computer, it will change your homepage to search.myway.com and set it as the default search engine. If people use search box on MyRadioAccess toolbar or on the new tab page, the search results might feature sponsored links[2].

Questions about MyRadioAccess Toolbar

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.
MyRadioAccess searchThe installation of MyRadioAccess Toolbar changes browser's homepage and default search preferences.

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, experts from Novirus.uk[3] highly recommend you to remove MyRadioAccess from the system using some trustworthy anti-spyware program.

Users install programs without knowing their functions

Even though MyRadioAccess toolbar has its official website, where you can download it, you may not be one of the people who have used this option. If you often install programs and can't remember when did you download them, you probably keep adding bundled software without realizing it. Software bundling is entirely legitimate distribution technique, however, it makes people install programs they weren't intentionally looking for.

If you ever intend to download some free software like some sort of pdf converter or a media player (VPlayer, for example), be careful during their installation. While installing free programs you should always check 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options because this is where most of the potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and optional system tools 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.

Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar now

While it is not hard to remove MyRadioAccess toolbar manually, we would highly advise you to reconsider and use some reputable anti-spyware for at least several reasons. First of all, it helps to clean the entire system from unwanted programs.

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. MyRadioAccess removal guide is presented below.

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To remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar, follow these steps:

Get rid of MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Windows systems

Check your computer for unwanted programs and uninstall them using these simple guidelines.

To remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to MyRadioAccess Toolbar (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Mac OS X system

Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for MyRadioAccess Toolbar-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to MyRadioAccess Toolbar and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the MyRadioAccess Toolbar-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for MyRadioAccess Toolbar and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete MyRadioAccess Toolbar removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the MyRadioAccess Toolbar-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to MyRadioAccess Toolbar and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case MyRadioAccess Toolbar did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete MyRadioAccess Toolbar removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Google Chrome

 

In Google Chrome, delete an extension called MyRadioAccess.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to MyRadioAccess Toolbar by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site like MyRadioAccess Toolbar in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the MyRadioAccess Toolbar-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete MyRadioAccess Toolbar removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to MyRadioAccess Toolbar and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of MyRadioAccess Toolbar registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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