What is LiveRadioSearch?
The cyber threat analysts have determined that LiveRadioSearch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) belonging to the group of Browser hijackers. Typically, browser hijackers make changes to the default homepage and search engine of user internet browsers, making it difficult to change them back. Browser hijackers may also include unwanted pop ups and ads to show up in the affected web browsers. Browser hijackers are usually installed with freeware or shareware download off from third-party web-pages; they can also be found inside legitimate web pages and software.
Most often, hijackers promote fake search engines by setting their address as the default search engine. In this case, the LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker installs feed.liveradiosearch.com as a search provider. This means that users whose web browser is infected with the browser hijacker are forced to visit liveradiosearch.com each time they search in the Internet, open a new window or tab. And since liveradiosearch.com is not a real search engine and does not have the ability to find the information users need, this website redirects the user’s web-browser to the Yahoo search engine.
Another reason why you need to get rid of LiveRadioSearch is its online data-tracking activity. It can collect confidential information, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and advertisements;
- web-browser version information.
By following step-by-step instructions below it’s easy to get rid of LiveRadioSearch from MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome and your PC. Learn how to scan and remove browser hijacker and other harmful applications, as well as how to run a full PC virus scan.
How can a browser hijacker get on your personal computer
PUPs and browser hijackers mostly comes on a computer with other free software. In many cases, these unwanted applications comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their computer has been affected by potentially unwanted programs. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your PC from any unwanted programs: do not install any suspicious programs, read the user agreement and select only the Custom, Manual or Advanced setup option, don’t rush to click the Install button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the Internet. Be careful and attentive!
|Type||search provider hijacker, start page hijacker, PUP, redirect virus, browser hijacker|
|Associated domains||feed.liveradiosearch.com, portal.liveradiosearch.com, get.liveradiosearch.com, install.liveradiosearch.com|
|Affected Browser Settings||home page, newtab page URL, search provider|
|Distribution||fake updaters, free applications install packages, suspicious pop up ads|
|Symptoms||Unwanted advertising links appear on web-sites that you are visiting. Every time you perform an Internet search, your web-browser is redirected to another web site. Unexpected application installed without your consent. Unexpected web-browser add-ons or toolbar keep coming back. Your computer settings are being changed without your request.|
|Removal||LiveRadioSearch removal guide|
How to remove LiveRadioSearch from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
When a browser hijacker such as LiveRadioSearch gets installed on your PC without your knowledge, it is not easy to remove. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall program that simply remove the browser hijacker from your computer. So, we recommend using several well-proven free specialized tools like Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro. But the best way to delete LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run free malware removal tools.
To remove LiveRadioSearch, execute the steps below:
- How to manually remove LiveRadioSearch
- Automatic Removal of LiveRadioSearch
- Stop LiveRadioSearch redirect
- To sum up
How to manually remove LiveRadioSearch
Steps to remove LiveRadioSearch hijacker without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully delete this annoying hijacker.
Uninstall PUPs through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and questionable programs. Using the Microsoft 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 applications can clean up the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Edge from pop-up advertisements hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC. Most probably, one of them is the LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker. If you’ve many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as displayed in the following example.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed in the following example.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the LiveRadioSearch hijacker. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the screen below.
Remove LiveRadioSearch hijacker from Firefox
If the Firefox browser search provider, newtab page and home page are changed to LiveRadioSearch and you want to restore the settings back to their original settings, then you should follow the step-by-step guidance below. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button like the one below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox web browser settings to their original settings.
Delete LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as newtab page, startpage and default search provider had been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” similar to the one 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 like the one below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove LiveRadioSearch from Chrome
If your Chrome browser is re-directed to the LiveRadioSearch web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its original settings.
First start the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as shown in the figure below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will run the procedure of cleaning. Once it’s done, the internet browser’s settings including new tab, startpage and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your device.
Automatic Removal of LiveRadioSearch
The easiest method to get rid of LiveRadioSearch hijacker is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting hijackers such as LiveRadioSearch. We advise try Zemana AntiMalware or another free malware remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware software, hijackers and other PUPs.
Use Zemana Anti Malware to remove LiveRadioSearch hijacker
Zemana Free is an extremely fast utility to remove LiveRadioSearch hijacker from your browser. It also deletes malware and adware from your computer. It improves your system’s performance by removing PUPs.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, launch the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically run and you can see its main window like the one below.
Next, press the “Scan” button . Zemana utility will begin scanning the whole device to find out LiveRadioSearch hijacker. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware software or potentially unwanted apps are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
As the scanning ends, you will be shown the list of all found threats on your PC system. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your PC click “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to delete LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Get rid of LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a completely free (30 day trial) tool. You do not need expensive ways to delete LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker and other unsafe software. HitmanPro will remove all the undesired apps such as adware software and hijackers for free.
- Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is launched, click “Next” button to search for LiveRadioSearch hijacker. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC system. During the scan HitmanPro will find threats exist on your PC system.
- Once that process is done, Hitman Pro will show you the results. Review the report and then click “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to remove LiveRadioSearch with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. You can download and install MalwareBytes Free to look for and delete LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker from your device. When installed and updated, this free malicious software remover automatically detects and deletes all threats present on the computer.
- Please go to the link below to download MalwareBytes Free. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will open the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup.
- This will run the Setup wizard of MalwareBytes Free onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware will launch and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes utility will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out the LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker. This process can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will detect threats exist on your personal computer.
- When MalwareBytes Anti Malware has completed scanning, a list of all items found is produced.
- Review the scan results and then press the “Quarantine” button. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Stop LiveRadioSearch redirect
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocking tool (AdGuard, for example). It will block and protect you from any unwanted web-pages such as LiveRadioSearch, advertisements and pop ups. To be able to do that, the ad blocker application uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web page, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad blocking application automatically uses these filters, depending on the web pages you are visiting.
- Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 start your device, AdGuard will run automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block LiveRadioSearch, as well as other harmful 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 icon called AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the LiveRadioSearch browser hijacker. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijackers and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop-up advertisements and harmful web-sites). Moreover, to prevent any hijacker, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted apps.
If you need more help with LiveRadioSearch related issues, go to here.