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Radiospick is a malicious website used to extort people's personal data image

Radiospick is an untrustworthy website with offers a subscription-based service for music. However, it has also been added to an adware program which causes fake ads on users' machines right after infiltrating them. Adware programs are created to deliver traffic[1] to affiliate websites and in such way generate profit for its developers.

Typically, ads deliver a fake message which offers users to obtain The new iPhone X for $1 or other expensive gifts. It might deliver other types of ads, such as pop-ups, deals, offers, banners, discounts and other unwanted content, which is typically irrelevant to the user and promote bogus software, fake updates, and other highly suspicious content.

Developers of adware are putting a lot of effort to promote products and services of affiliated parties. Do not let crooks monetize at the expense of your compromised Google Chrome or other browser and remove Radiospick virus immediately!

Individuals who get rerouted directly to radiospick website might be tempted by the offer to start a trial of the service. The trial is offered for only $1 (this is done to obtain credit card details) and lasts three days. Afterward, the victims’ bank account is charged €49 monthly.

The information about service cancellation is quite obscure, and there are many unclear statements about it. Thus, users might just not understand how it works, and subscription will continue automatically. Unfortunately, returning the money which was already charged is impossible.

If you want to use a music streaming service, you should pick a safe and legitimate one. Not only is it cheaper, but you can be sure that personal details such as bank account information will remain private and will not be abused. Using questionable services like the one offered by Radiospick is never a good idea, especially if they are using deceptive tactics to lure users into subscribing.

The most threatening trait of Radiospick virus is its redirecting trends. Adware is a typically harmless piece of software which does not damage computer files directly. However, the rerouting to questionable domains might compromise computer’s safety and infect it with nasty malware.

Therefore, if you got redirected to a suspicious website or accidentally clicked on an ad, close down your browser immediately. Remember that adware might install additional components on your PC without asking; hence you should perform a full Radiospick removal using anti-spyware software, such as Reimage

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Displaying ads might pop out of nowhere. An adware program causing these ads should be eliminated as soon as possible.

Opt for Advanced software installation mode to avoid adware

Security experts from[2] noted that users are typically unaware how adware and other PUPs invade their machines. Developers of unwanted apps are definitely aware of that and take advantage of software bundling to install undesired applications on unsuspecting users’ computers. However, you can avoid infiltration of PUPs by following these tips:

  • Before installing an unknown program, make sure you read up on it online. Information provided will help you to decide whether you can trust the application or not;
  • If possible, always pick legitimate download sources. Third-party domains might hide malicious installers;[3]
  • When installing freeware, always opt for Advance/Custom settings instead of Recommended/Default ones;
  • Opt out of any additional components by de-clicking pre-checked tick boxes;
  • Never rush the installation and read through EULA/Privacy Policy carefully;
  • Avoid visiting websites of dubious content (adult, free online gaming, online dating and similar).

Eliminate adware for good

To remove Radiospick and its redirects or pop-ups, you will have to either employ a robust security software or delete the virus manually.

Automatic removal is recommended to users who are not that acquainted with computers and their processes. To proceed, simply download and install anti-malware program and bring it up to date. Then, perform a full system scan.

If you want to complete a manual Radiospick removal, please follow our step-by-step guide beneath this article. However, the unwanted app might reappear if you perform this procedure incorrectly. Thus, be observant while going through steps.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove, follow these steps:

Eliminate from Windows systems

To eliminate Radiospick from Windows OS, follow these steps. Make sure you remove all entries that you cannot remember adding to your PC system or that do not provide the developer.

  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 and related programs
    Here, look for 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'

Remove 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 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 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 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 removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase 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, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default after performing PUP extermination.

  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 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 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete from Google Chrome

To fix annoying redirects on Chrome browser, use the following guide. We highly recommend resetting the web browser to refresh it to its previous state.

  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 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 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate 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 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 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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