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Remove Royal Raid ads (Removal Instructions) - updated Jan 2020

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

Royal Raid is a potentially unwanted program that displays intrusive ads on Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers

Royal Raid ads
Royal Raid ads can appear on all websites that you visit - this is because of a potentially unwanted program installed on your computer

Royal Raid is an adware program that users may have downloaded from its official website – but it is not the most common distribution method of this app. Most users find it on their computers soon after they visit a third-party site to download and install freeware/shareware – this is because most of the potentially unwanted programs[1] are distributed in software bundle packages. Most likely, the Royal Raid virus slipped in because it was offered as an optional component during the installation.

Questions about Royal Raid ads

Soon after the infiltration, users will notice Royal Raid ads and redirects, which can come in various forms – coupons, deals, offers,  in-text links, flashing windows, etc., and will be shown on every installed browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, MS Edge, and other browsers. The main goal of Royal Raid ads is to expose users to as much commercial content as possible, all while claiming that it is done for their own sake, as the app allegedly “enhances browsing experience.” In reality, what it does is a complete opposite – it clutters browsers by showing ads everywhere and also tracks web browsing data while doing so. Without a doubt, if you value online privacy, you should not wait and remove Royal Raid as soon as possible.

Name Royal Raid
Type Adware, potentially unwanted program
Developer  SuperWeb LLC 
Infiltration 

There are several ways users might have installed the PUP on their systems:

  • Bundled software
  • Fake updates
  • Third-party websites or attractive ads 
Symptoms  Advertisement banners appear on most of the pages that you visit, web browser settings changed without permission, searches are filled with sponsored links,  redirects lead to suspicious sites, etc.
Risks  Those infected with adware, while not directly endangered, have a risk being lead to insecure websites (phishing, tech support scam, etc.), where they can get tricked into subscribing to useless service, download malicious software, or disclose their sensitive information, such as credit card details 
Removal  To get rid of potentially unwanted programs from your computer manually, you can check the instructions below; alternatively, you could also employ anti-malware software that specializes in PUP detection and removal; for best results, we recommend resetting all the installed browsers as well
Optimization and recovery Adware and malware can cause significant damage to the operating system. In case you are experiencing system slowdowns, crashes, or are suffering from similar issues, we recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner

Users who get infected with the Royal Raid virus will not take long to notice its prescience on the machine – visiting a website as eBay or Amazon will instantaneously spawn boxes with promotion ads and links to affiliated websites. Please be aware that these links might not always be safe, so we do not recommend clicking on them.

By exposing users to commercial content online, the developers of this potentially unwanted program earn revenue from each click – even if it is an accidental one. However, potentially unwanted programs are often presented as useful tools that help users to find relevant information online easily, while in reality, the purpose of such apps like Royal Raid is to gain ad revenue. 

In most cases, the ads that appear on various websites are random, although in some cases Royal Raid ads might be marked as following:

  • Ads by Royal Raid
  • Brought to you by Royal Raid
  • Royal Raid ads
  • Powered by Royal Raid, etc.

Ads by Royal Raid might seem like a nuisance to most – but the app also brings online tracking practices that might just exceed your regular level of data collection. As stated in the app's Privacy Policy, Flash cookies,[2] JavaScript,[3] pixels, web beacons, DOM data, and other technologies are used to gather a variety of information about app's users:

When using the software, various types of individual users information is collected, stored, shared with other parties, supplemented, used and sold for business and marketing purposes <…>

This user information includes information about your computer system, such as IP address, unique identifier number, hardware, software, configuration, operating system, browser, <…>. It also includes information about your internet use, browsing activity, demographics, location, and interests, such as websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, <…> and other products or services of interest to you. 

As evident, Royal Raid is not shy when it comes to the collection of data. What makes matters worse is that it also claims that the information can be used, shared, and sold with third parties and other entities. Thus, if you value your privacy, you should definitely not employ these allegedly helpful search tools that flood you with advertisements and collect information about your every online step.

Royal Raid virus
Royal Raid is a potentially unwanted application that can infect Windows and macOS users, and display unwanted advertisements

For Royal Raid removal, you can check our detailed instructions below. Additionally, you could also scan your machine with PC repair software Reimage Reimage Cleaner to repair the damage done to your system. Optionally, a browser reset can also help you get rid of the changed settings that the PUP established.

Potentially unwanted programs usually sneak in along with freeware

Unfortunately, users are pretty careless when it comes to cybersecurity – this includes the careless installation of new applications. Not only they visit insecure sites that host cracked software, but they also refuse to apply measures that would protect their machines from malicious software. While a browser hijacker and adware are not considered to be major infections, careless online behavior can result in something much more sinister – such as Remote Access Trojan, or ransomware infection.

Therefore, it is very important to take care of the computer and use precautionary measures. As evident, downloading software cracks[4] are a big no-no, as the most prolific malware is spread via these insecure files. It is also imperative to equip your computer with anti-malware software to protect it from threats and patch it as soon as new updates are available.

Finally, you should also take care of good software downloading/installation practices – if possible, pick official sources for your programs. Microsoft Store, App Store, Google Web Store and similar, are the best places to pick your new applications from, as you will not be surprised with the installation of additional software, unlike on third-party sites like Softonic, FileHippo, Cnet, etc. Installers there are often equipped with promotional programs that are often considered as PUPs.

Thus, if you still decide to go for third-parties, you should make sure that you always pick Advanced/Custom settings during installations, remove all the ticks from pre-ticked boxes, decline all the deals, and watch out for fine print text.

Royal Raid insecure connection
Royal Raid does not use a secure connection but asks users to provide their personal information

Get rid of Royal Raid virus

Ads by Royal Raid might not always be noticed right away, as those who do not use ad-blocking extensions are used to commercial content appearing on most sites. However, there are two different types of advertisements – those embedded within the site that the developer uses to monetize, and those that are injected as a virtual layer into users' web browsers. Thus, many might not differentiate between the two and simply think that Ads by Royal Raid are a part of the site they are visiting.

However, that is not the case, and Royal Raid removal from the computer would drastically reduce the number of advertisements is encountered online. Besides, those infected with adware often have other potentially unwanted programs installed on their systems, so disturbance of web browsing is even greater.

If you suspect that you might have multiple infections on your machine, you should scan it with anti-malware software – it will remove Royal Raid virus along with other PUPs, as well as malware. Alternatively, you can follow our guide below and terminate unwanted programs manually.

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To remove Royal Raid ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Royal Raid from Windows systems

Get rid of unwanted applications from Windows as per instructions below:

  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

macOS users should follow this guide in order to uninstall Royal Raid and other adware

  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)

Reset Mozilla Firefox as soon as you delete PUPs from your system:

  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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