Experienced security experts have confirmed that the On The Radio is a browser hijacker. When downloaded and started onto a PC, this browser hijacker quickly changes the MS Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox internet browser’s settings such as default search engine, start page and newtab to its own web page without any permission. For this reason, every time you launch the affected internet browser, it being re-directed to the On The Radio site. Even though you have deleted its address from your internet browser’s settings, after restart your web browser, the undesired web-page still appears.
In addition, the On The Radio browser hijacker can also alter the search provider selected in the web-browser. When you try to search on the infected web browser, you’ll be presented with search results, consisting of ads and Google (or Yahoo, or Bing) search results for your query. Among these search results may occur links that lead to unwanted and ad web sites.
Often, the PC which has been affected with On The Radio browser hijacker infection, will be also affected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which displays lots of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software can replace the legitimate advertisements with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malicious software and unwanted applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading webpages.
We strongly advise that you perform the step-by-step instructions below which will allow you to delete On The Radio search using the standard features of Windows and some proven free software.
How to remove On The Radio from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
The answer is right here on this web-page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to free your personal computer of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal way. If you’re familiar with the PC system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti malware utility created specifically to remove hijacker like On The Radio. Of course, you can combine both methods. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this website. So, please read the step-by-step guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove On The Radio, execute the steps below:
- Manual On The Radio redirect removal
- On The Radio search automatic removal
- Block On The Radio redirect and other unwanted web sites
- Prevent On The Radio browser hijacker from installing
- To sum up
Manual On The Radio redirect removal
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the On The Radio from the IE, Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge internet browsers.
Uninstall PUPs through the Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC cleanup is to delete unknown and dubious software. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded apps can clean up the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge from ads hijackers and so on.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all dubious and unknown software. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. When you’ve found anything questionable that may be the browser hijacker related to On The Radio redirect or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your system.
Delete On The Radio from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web browser, which installed by a malicious software.
First, run the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
After the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Delete On The Radio from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the hijacker infection, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web browser’s search engine, startpage and newtab that have been changed by On The Radio hijacker.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove On The Radio homepage from Mozilla Firefox
If Firefox startpage or search provider are hijacked by the On The Radio, your web browser displays unwanted popup ads, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker that responsible for web browser reroute to the undesired On The Radio webpage. After, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
On The Radio search automatic removal
The manual guidance above is tedious to use and can not always help to completely remove the On The Radio hijacker. Here I am telling you an automatic method to delete this browser hijacker infection from your computer completely. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro are anti malware tools that can scan for and remove all kinds of malicious software including browser hijacker that changes internet browser settings to replace your newtab page, default search provider and home page with On The Radio site.
Automatically remove On The Radio search with Zemana Free
We recommend using the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM). You may download and install Zemana to scan for and remove On The Radio from your PC. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the system.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) from the link below.
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After the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana AntiMalware on your system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the browser hijacker infection which designed to redirect your internet browser to the On The Radio web-page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system.
As the scanning ends, Zemana Anti-Malware will display you the results. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will delete browser hijacker infection responsible for changing your internet browser settings to On The Radio and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Use Hitman Pro to remove On The Radio homepage
Hitman Pro is a free portable program that scans your computer for ad-supported software, potentially unwanted apps and hijacker infections like On The Radio and helps get rid of them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you get rid of any harmful internet browser extensions and add-ons.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you will need to download HitmanPro from the link below. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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- Once the download is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to On The Radio. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the HitmanPro program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the checking is finished, Hitman Pro will show you the results. Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your personal computer press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
How to remove On The Radio with Malwarebytes
You can delete On The Radio home page automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal utility because it may easily delete hijackers, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Please go to the following link to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). Save it to your Desktop.
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Once the download is complete, close all apps and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as displayed in the following example.
When the installation starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you’ll see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to detect browser hijacker responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to On The Radio. While the MalwareBytes program is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
Once the checking is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. In order to remove all items, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of hijacker infection which cause a reroute to On The Radio website. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video explains step-by-step guide on how to delete hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Block On The Radio redirect and other unwanted web sites
By installing an ad-blocking application such as AdGuard, you are able to stop On The Radio, autoplaying video ads and delete a lot of distracting and intrusive ads on web pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your personal computer by clicking on the link below.
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After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is done, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, On The Radio redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Prevent On The Radio browser hijacker from installing
Usually, On The Radio browser hijacker infection gets into your machine as part of a bundle with free software, sharing files and other unsafe applications that you downloaded from the Net. The authors of this hijacker infection pays software creators for distributing On The Radio hijacker infection within their programs. So, bundled applications is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the installation of any hijacker infections like On The Radio: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced install mode and uncheck all additional software in which you are unsure.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step tutorial above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Google Chrome will no longer show unwanted On The Radio site on startup. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive On The Radio search.