If you’ve ever found your web-browser start page inexplicably modifying to Search.soundrad.net page, or notice that the default search engine in your web browser has modified, then you could say that your PC system has been a victim of the browser hijacker. The developers of hijacker do so in order to make money via Google, Yahoo or Bing search provider. Thus, in order to force you to use Search.soundrad.net search services as often as possible the browser hijacker infection can alter your web browsers settings such as startpage, newtab and default search provider.
As mentioned above, the Search.soundrad.net hijacker infection also modifies the web-browser’s search provider. So, your web browser, when searching something, will display a hodgepodge of ads, links to unwanted and ad web-pages and search results from the big search engines such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your web browser.
Although, Search.soundrad.net hijacker is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it may make certain undesired changes to settings of all your typical internet browsers. Moreover, an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) may be additionally installed on to your computer with this hijacker infection, which will display lots of advertisements, or even massive full page ads that blocks surfing the Internet. Often such these ads can recommend to install other unknown and unwanted programs or visit malicious web-sites.
We suggest you to free your computer of hijacker infection ASAP. Use the few simple steps below which will help to get rid of Search.soundrad.net redirect and unwanted programs, that may be installed onto your machine along with it.
How to remove Search.soundrad.net from PC
In many cases hijackers requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team created several removal methods which we have summarized in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you’ve the undesired Search.soundrad.net hijacker on your PC and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the instructions below in order to resolve your problem. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or restart your machine.
Get rid of Search.soundrad.net without any tools
If you perform exactly the step by step tutorial below you should be able to get rid of the Search.soundrad.net from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web-browsers.
Remove Search.soundrad.net associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
The process of hijacker removal is generally the same across all versions of MS Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed applications on your PC system and delete all unused, unknown and suspicious applications.
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 show the Windows Control Panel as displayed below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove Search.soundrad.net from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open 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 display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Delete Search.soundrad.net from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox web-browser home page has modified to Search.soundrad.net without your permission or an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web-browser reset.
Start the FF 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 screen below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker that cause Search.soundrad.net web-page to appear. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Search.soundrad.net redirect from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the internet browser start page, newtab and default search provider that have been replaced by the Search.soundrad.net hijacker.
First launch the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will display 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, as shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the procedure of cleaning. After it’s complete, the browser’s settings including new tab, home page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
How to automatically remove Search.soundrad.net hijacker infection
The browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker infection once again infect your personal computer and modify some settings of all your typical web browsers to Search.soundrad.net. Moreover, I want to note that it’s not always safe to remove hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best method to find and delete browser hijacker infections is to run free malicious software removal programs.
How to get rid of Search.soundrad.net with Zemana
Zemana Anti-Malware is a utility which can get rid of ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs, hijackers and other malicious software from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Download Zemana by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, run the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana AntiMalware on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker which alters web browser settings to replace your new tab page, home page and search provider by default with Search.soundrad.net site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once the scan is finished, Zemana AntiMalware will show you the results. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove browser hijacker that reroutes your web-browser to unwanted Search.soundrad.net page and add threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
How to automatically delete Search.soundrad.net with Malwarebytes
Delete Search.soundrad.net hijacker manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and adware that your system may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this process is complete, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) tool will begin scanning the whole PC to find out browser hijacker that reroutes your browser to unwanted Search.soundrad.net site. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the MalwareBytes Free program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Delete Search.soundrad.net redirect from web browsers with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana AntiMalware cannot get rid of this hijacker, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for malware, adware, potentially unwanted software, toolbars as well as browser hijacker which created to redirect your internet browser to the Search.soundrad.net web-page.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After downloading is done, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to start the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” for checking your personal computer for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Search.soundrad.net site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After AdwCleaner has finished scanning your PC, the results are displayed in the scan report as shown on the screen below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will delete browser hijacker infection which cause a redirect to Search.soundrad.net page and move items to the program’s quarantine. After the clean up is finished, the tool may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop Search.soundrad.net and other unwanted sites
If you browse the Web, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocking program. AdGuard is an ad blocking which can filter out a lot of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “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 system, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop advertisements, web pages such Search.soundrad.net, as well as other malicious 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 is located on your desktop.
Why has my homepage and search engine changed to Search.soundrad.net?
Now your computer should be free of the browser hijacker infection that redirects your web-browser to intrusive Search.soundrad.net site. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC for new hijackers and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Search.soundrad.net startpage from the Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.