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Remove Royal Raid ads (Simple Removal Guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

I have noticed Royal Raid ads on my web browser lately. Could you please tell me why those ads show up on my screen and what should I do to block them?

Why do Royal Raid ads appear on Chrome and other web browsers?

Unfortunately, we have to disappoint you by saying that Royal Raid ads are the sign of PC’s infection. Such advertisements are generated by adware that has been developed and is monitored by Yontoo LLC. This company has already developed a bunch of potentially unwanted programs and is unpopular among security experts and PC users. Regarding Royal Raid adware, it’s vital to highlight the fact that it’s very suspicious. From the very first glimpse, it seems to be a useful tool that keeps users informed about archeology-related news. However, this application is NOT reliable and should NOT BE USED. According to 2-spyware research team, this adware is used for:

  • Generating financial income using pay-per-click system;
  • Driving visitors’ traffic to affiliate web pages;
  • Spreading other potentially unwanted programs;
  • Collecting non-personally identifiable information related to browser habits.

If you have been considering to install this cross-browser extension (supports web browsers based on Trident, WebKit, and Gecko engines), reconsider your choice and look for a more reliable tool.

Royal Raid virus

How can Royal Raid hijack web browsers?

To start with, it’s vital to stress the fact that Royal Raid virus can end up on computers without being noticed. Its developers (Yontoo LLC) seeks to spread it without being recognized to prevent rejection or quick removal. For this purpose, ‘bundling’ marketing technique is adopted, what means that this misleading add-on is usually disguised under other free programs as an ‘optional download.’ The reason the majority of the users state that they DID NOT install it by themselves is related to the fact that such components cannot be seen when checking the quick, express or basic installation. Therefore, to prevent Royal Raid adware on the system, verify advanced/custom installation setup and make sure that the freeware you are installing does not carry additional components. If, however, you find the list of optional downloads that contains Royal Raid extension, you have to untick each of the components. Otherwise, they all will settle down on your web browser. If that has already happened, you should take needed actions and remove all potentially unwanted programs for good. The easiest way to do that is to use SpyHunter or another professional anti-malware.

Is this application malicious?

Questions about Royal Raid ads

The 2-spyware research team has conducted research related to Royal Raid malware. After that, it has been officially classified as ‘adware,’ ‘potentially unwanted program’ (PUP), and included into the database of cyber threats. Nevertheless, it belongs to the lowest danger level, so you should not be scared of Royal Raid virus itself. BUT, do not underestimate its capabilities. As the research has shown, this tool can use web beacons, HTTP cookies, pixels, and other software for spying on the users. Even though it cannot collect sensitive data like credit card details. However, usage of cookies allows third parties to monitor users’ IP address, email address, search queries, pages viewed, and so on.

Also, the misleading tool can flood you with advertisements (pop-up, pop-under, banner ads, textual links, etc.). Thus, efficient web browsing may become a challenge as it may be difficult to click on the original content of the page without touching Royal Raid ads. Unfortunately, but clicking on them is not recommended as they may be linked to irrelevant third-party pages. Most of the “Ads by Royal Raid” are prepared using the information related to your web browsing habit, so they may appear catchy. Nevertheless, having in mind that you may be redirected to the pages that promote potentially unwanted programs or even malware. Therefore, to avoid Royal Raid redirects, the best that you can do is to run Reimage Reimage Cleaner and delete this adware from the system once and for all.

All in all, if you have already installed this unwanted application, go to the next page and follow the instructions that will certainly help you remove Royal Raid for good.

How to perform adware removal?

To perform Royal Raid removal, perform the steps that are indicated down below. Make sure that each step is performed in the right order. Nevertheless, you can also delete this tool using a reputable anti-malware. Automatic removal method is recommended because you will be informed about all errors and infections of the system that have to be fixed.

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To remove Royal Raid ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Royal Raid 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 Royal Raid and related programs
    Here, look for Royal Raid 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'

Erase Royal Raid 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 Royal Raid 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'

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

Uninstall Royal Raid 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, Royal Raid should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Remove Royal Raid 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 Royal Raid 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 Royal Raid removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Royal Raid 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 Royal Raid 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 Royal Raid removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. lnooc nooc says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Royal Raid pop-ups keep showing fake deals. Cant remove this pest manually. Dont want to install anti-malware either. 🙁

  2. Fatema Moharam says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Then whats left? To live with Royal Raid ads! 😀 I removed this adware using anti-malware, so should you because its the best way to maintain your PC properly.

  3. Richard says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Your funny people! You want to have virus-free computers, but dont want to install anti-spyware. I had spyhunter installed, but havent updated it on time, so it did not block Royal Raid adware. Next time I will be more careful with the updates.

  4. Habiba Sultana says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Agree with Richard. To have adware/virus free PCs its not enough to stay away from porn sites or something. I have installed Royal Raid malware along with a freeware that I found reliable… Then I experienced a serious havoc since I could not avoid seeing irritating ads and being redirected to malicious pages.. Luckily, SpyHunter has removed this pest

  5. Isa M says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 4:02 am

    The most irritating app I ever had. Those Royal Raid ads were on the peak of driving me insane. I was forced to install anti-malware because nothing else has helped me to diminish those ads

  6. Anusherly2 says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 4:04 am

    I certainly havent installed this adware, but I have a suspicion that it has been hidden under Java update. I removed Royal Raid virus by myself, but not consider installing an anti-malware because malware can hide everywhere now I see.

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