(Removal Instructions) Removal Guide

What is – a fake search engine that will bring you only harm

The image of browser hijackerPlease don't use browser hijackers as they pose a threat to your privacy and security. is a potentially unwanted program (PUP)[1] that can enter your system via software bundles. If it has suddenly appeared as your homepage, it means that your browser has been hijacked. This Unlimited Music Radio extension modifies your browser's settings and makes those alterations irreversible. It is another dubious application created by Polarity Technologies Ltd.

The browser hijacker pretends to be extremely useful by trying to mimic the most popular search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others. Also, it offers a variety of valuable links to the most popular online music services, like Spotify, SoundCloud, and similar. No wonder why many music addicts might find this application appealing in the beginning.

However, no matter how much you love the music, please restrain yourself from obtaining Unlimited Music Radio extension as it can bring you and your computer a lot of trouble. Therefore, if you have been a victim of this browser hijacker, we advise you to remove using robust security software.

Type PUP, browser hijacker
Symptoms of infection All browsers installed on your device have altered default settings; search results contain tons of ads; new tabs with questionable domains keep opening up from nowhere; the browsing speed is appalling
Associated extension Unlimited Music Radio
Risks Financial losses, malware infections, privacy issues
Distribution Fake Flash Player updates, deceptive ads, software bundles
Elimination Perform a full system scan with a trustworthy AV tool to remove the browser-based parasite
System health To repair virus damage, we highly advise using the all-in-one FortectIntego system optimization tool

Let’s go through the most common symptoms[2] of a presence of a potentially unwanted program on your machine. If you experience any of the following, please take appropriate actions immediately:

  1. Your computer becomes intensely slow as the PUP delivers numerous ads which can significantly slow down your system. Additionally, your internet speed might suffer, and you might have to wait for the web page to load tediously.
  2. Your browser, new tab URL, and search engine are set to either As mentioned above, this might seem like a good modification at the start. However, you will not be able to revert these changes to the default state.
  3. Your browser is flooded with never-ending ads and pop-ups which have never used to show up on your favorite websites before. These advertisements can lead you to affiliated sites, where developers generate profit through a pay-per-click marketing scheme.
  4. Browser hijacker redirect tendency can bring you to potentially dangerous places on the internet: pornography, gambling, and similar websites which, in some cases, might increase the risk of getting infected with other cyber threats.
  5. If you see several icons and browser helper objects you have never seen before, be aware that it has appeared due to the presence of Unlimited Music Radio extension. Same as ads and pop-ups, these can lead you to malicious domains.
  6. Be aware that hijack is not the only thing you have to deal with. In addition to that, you are being tracked by the developers of this potentially unwanted program. It collects your IP address, browsing habits, and similar information. Such actions might lead to serious privacy issues.

In spite of all the above-mentioned reasons, we strongly suggest you complete the PUP removal as soon as you notice it on your computer. The easiest way to accomplish that is to use a trustworthy anti-malware tool. We recommend using either Malwarebytes or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner.

If you're eager to get your hands dirty, feel free to get help from the instructions which are attached at the end of this article. However, pay close attention to success in eliminating this browser hijacker. Once it's done, run system diagnostics with the FortectIntego software to ensure that all system-related issues are taken care of.

The illustration of is a fraudulent search engine which spreads as Unlimited Music Radio extension and modifies your browser settings.

Stay attentive when installing new software to avoid PUPs

Unfortunately, users merely do not know where the pesky unwanted programs come from. This is the reason why users manually infiltrate browser hijackers without fully understanding their actions. Likewise, we want to raise awareness about all the possible PUPs' distribution methods.

The most common way how developers spread PUPs is a marketing method called “bundling.” People who download software from third-party websites can receive offers to install additional programs. However, this proposal is hiding in “Advanced/Custom” mode and will not be noticed by somebody using the “Recommended/Quick” settings.

Additionally, you should decline all offers to install suspicious software by de-selecting marks which grant your permission to get them together with freeware. Likewise, make sure not to skip steps and read installation instructions regularly.

Remove virus with a few easy clicks

There are many legitimate tools available to help you with accessing your preferred content online quickly. Therefore, it should be evident that browser hijacker removal should be your top priority.

You can remove from your machine by using powerful anti-malware software. However, be aware that cyber crooks might offer you fake utility tools and infect your PC with even more dangerous malware. Thus, make sure the software is genuine before installing it.

If you are a proficient computer user and do not wish to use any additional software, you can remove by following our guide below. However,[3] team warns you that you should perform this removal method with extreme caution as the incorrect procedure might corrupt your system files and lead to the re-infection of the virus.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Getting rid of Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  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 the entry of the 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.

Delete from macOS

Mac users are advised to follow the instructions below in order to get rid of the PUP.

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all 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 an unwanted app, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove 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 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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, search 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 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 unwanted plugin 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 Settings.
  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

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Note that browser hijacker has an additional component that appears as Unlimited Music Radio extension. You should uninstall it to complete PUPs' removal and fix Chrome.

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 the unwanted program 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 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 unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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 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: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting browser hijacker

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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