The RadioRage site appeared on your PC system without any notice? After that, you are faced with the fact that your browser is now re-directed to this unwanted web sites every time when you press internet browser’s home button, create a new tab or perform an Net search. The cause of all your problems with your PC is browser hijacker infection that has been installed on many systems around the world, so you are one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this browser hijacker infection has got into your computer. In the instructions below, we will explain all the general features of the browser hijacker and it’s typical behavior on the system, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your computer.
Most often, a browser hijacker infection affects most common web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such browser hijackers as well can infect other internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it will open an annoying web-site. Even if you setup your home page again, an unwanted web page will be the first thing which you see when you open the web browser.
Table of contents
- What is RadioRage
- How to delete RadioRage
- How to remove RadioRage startpage without any software
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely delete RadioRage homepage
- How to stop RadioRage search
- Tips to prevent RadioRage and other unwanted applications
- Finish words
The RadioRage browser hijacker infection can also change the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the Internet. The reason for this is that the RadioRage search results can open a lot of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-sites. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Some browser hijackers also contain adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that may be used to open annoying ads and or collect user info that can be sold to third parties. These unwanted advertisements can be opened as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text ads, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page advertisements. Most of the adware is developed to open ads, but some adware is form of spyware that often used to track users to collect user data.
We recommend you to free your computer as quickly as possible. Use the step-by-step tutorial below that will allow to delete RadioRage and malicious software, that may be installed onto your computer along with it.
How to delete RadioRage
The following few simple steps will help you to delete RadioRage from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. Moreover, the step by step tutorial below will help you to delete malicious software such as PUPs, adware and toolbars that your system may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need a help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below.
How to remove RadioRage home page without any software
Most common browser hijackers may be uninstalled without any antivirus applications. The manual hijacker removal is post steps that will teach you how to remove the RadioRage . Some of the steps below will require you to close the page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete RadioRage associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, adware and browser hijacker can be deleted using the Add/Remove programs tool which can be found in the MS Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to get rid of it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove RadioRage
Once installed, this hijacker infection may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will display the unwanted start page.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Remove RadioRage homepage from Google Chrome
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will run the process of cleaning. When it is finished, the browser’s settings including home page, newtab page and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of RadioRage from IE
If you find that IE web browser settings like startpage, new tab and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove RadioRage from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely delete RadioRage start page
Use malware removal utilities to remove RadioRage automatically. The free programs tools specially developed for browser hijacker and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These utilities can remove most of hijacker infection from Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. Moreover, it can remove all components of RadioRage from Windows registry and system drives.
How to get rid of RadioRage with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system of browser hijacker. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mbam-setup like below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the hijacker that reroutes your browser to the RadioRage unwanted web-page. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the scan is complete, you will be opened the list of all found threats on your computer. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing RadioRage hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains guide on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Get rid of RadioRage browser hijacker infection and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove hijacker such as RadioRage, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs and adware in Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge internet browsers and thereby return their default settings (homepage, newtab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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When downloading is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the RadioRage hijacker and internet browser’s malicious extensions. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. As the scanning ends, it’ll display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found as on the image below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box like below.
You need to press “OK”. When the clean up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop RadioRage search
By installing an ad blocking program such as AdbGuard, you are able to block RadioRage, autoplaying video ads and remove lots of distracting and annoying ads on pages.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as on the image 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 that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web sites such RadioRage, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-sites. 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 can be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent RadioRage and other unwanted applications
After completing the step by step instructions outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer open RadioRage annoying home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- As the scanning ends, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, 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 unwanted RadioRage .