What is RadioFanaticSearch?
According to cyber threat analysts, RadioFanaticSearch is classified as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the family 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 advertisements to show up in the infected web-browsers. Browser hijackers are usually installed with freeware or shareware download off from third-party webpages; they can also be found inside legitimate web pages and programs.
When you are performing searches using the browser that has been affected with RadioFanaticSearch, the search results will be returned from Bing, Yahoo or Google Custom Search. The authors of RadioFanaticSearch hijacker are most likely doing this to make advertisement revenue from the advertisements displayed in the search results.
The cyber security researchers do not recommend having PUPs like RadioFanaticSearch on the personal computer, as it is not known exactly what it does. In addition to the above, it is able to collect lots of privacy info about you that can be later sold to third party companies. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any ads on the RadioFanaticSearch web page.
By following guidance below it’s easy to remove RadioFanaticSearch from Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome and your computer. Learn how to detect and delete browser hijacker and other harmful programs, as well as how to run a full computer virus scan.
How can a browser hijacker get on your PC
Browser hijackers and PUPs are usually distributed as part of other applications and are often installed without notifying the owner of the computer. This happens especially when you’re installing a freeware. The program setup file tricks you into accepting the installation of third party apps, which you don’t really want. Moreover, some paid applications can also install optional apps which you don’t want! Therefore, always download free software and paid apps from reputable download web sites. Use ONLY custom or manual setup mode and never blindly click Next button.
|Type||start page hijacker, redirect virus, browser hijacker, PUP, search provider hijacker|
|Associated domains||feed.radiofanaticsearch.com, install.radiofanaticsearch.com, portal.radiofanaticsearch.com, get.radiofanaticsearch.com|
|Affected Browser Settings||new tab URL, start page, search engine|
|Distribution||dubious pop-up ads, fake update tools, free applications setup files|
|Symptoms||Pop ups and new tab pages are loaded without your request. You keep getting redirected to dubious web pages. New entries appear in your Programs folder. Unwanted browser toolbar(s) Unwanted changes in your web-browser such as displaying new tabs you didn’t open.|
|Removal||RadioFanaticSearch removal guide|
How to remove RadioFanaticSearch from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
In the step-by-step guidance below, we will try to cover the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and provide general help to remove RadioFanaticSearch browser hijacker. You may find some minor differences in your Microsoft Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: delete all suspicious and unknown applications, reset browsers settings, fix web browsers shortcuts, run free malware removal tools. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or exit this web-site. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove RadioFanaticSearch, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove RadioFanaticSearch
- Automatic Removal of RadioFanaticSearch
- How to stop RadioFanaticSearch redirects
- Finish words
How to manually remove RadioFanaticSearch
Steps to remove RadioFanaticSearch without any programs are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully get rid of this browser hijacker.
Delete RadioFanaticSearch associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel similar to the one below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove RadioFanaticSearch hijacker from web browsers
Unwanted RadioFanaticSearch homepage or other symptoms of hijacker in your web-browser is a good reason to find and delete harmful extensions. This is an easy way to recover browsers settings and not lose any important information.
|Google Chrome||Mozilla Firefox|
You can also try to delete RadioFanaticSearch browser hijacker by reset Chrome settings.
If you are still experiencing problems with RadioFanaticSearch browser hijacker removal, you need to reset Mozilla Firefox browser.
Another solution to delete RadioFanaticSearch browser hijacker from Internet Explorer is reset Internet Explorer settings.
Automatic Removal of RadioFanaticSearch
It is not enough to get rid of RadioFanaticSearch from your internet browser by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some RadioFanaticSearch browser hijacker related files may remain on your PC system and they will restore the hijacker even after you get rid of it. For that reason we advise to run free anti malware utility such as Zemana, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should has the ability to detect and remove RadioFanaticSearch hijacker.
Run Zemana to get rid of RadioFanaticSearch hijacker
Zemana AntiMalware is a free tool that performs a scan of your computer and displays if there are existing adware software, browser hijackers, viruses, worms, spyware, trojans and other malicious software residing on your computer. If malicious software is detected, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) can automatically remove it. Zemana Anti-Malware does not conflict with other antimalware and antivirus software installed on your device.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, start the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the RadioFanaticSearch hijacker. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your PC. When a malicious software, adware software or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After Zemana completes the scan, you can check all threats found on your computer. When you are ready, press “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to delete RadioFanaticSearch hijacker. After the clean up is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Use Hitman Pro to remove RadioFanaticSearch from the device
If the RadioFanaticSearch issue persists, use the Hitman Pro and scan if your computer is infected by browser hijacker. The HitmanPro is a downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps delete adware, potentially unwanted apps, and other malware. It works with your existing antivirus.
First, click the following link, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Hitman Pro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your PC. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the RadioFanaticSearch browser hijacker. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC system. While the Hitman Pro program is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat..
Once the scan get finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC.
Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press Next button.
It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
How to delete RadioFanaticSearch with MalwareBytes
If you are still having problems with the RadioFanaticSearch hijacker — or just wish to check your PC system occasionally for browser hijacker and other malicious software — download MalwareBytes Free. It is free for home use, and scans for and deletes various unwanted programs that attacks your personal computer or degrades PC system performance. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can get rid of adware, PUPs as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
- Click the following link to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will open the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBSetup.
- This will run the Setup wizard of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) onto your device. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will open and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to scan for the RadioFanaticSearch hijacker. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the scan get finished, MalwareBytes will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found.
- Make sure to check mark the threats that are unsafe and then click the “Quarantine” button. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stop RadioFanaticSearch redirects
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocker utility (AdGuard, for example). It’ll block and protect you from any unwanted web-pages such as RadioFanaticSearch, ads and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the ad-blocking program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious webpage, an advertising content, a banner and others. The adblocker program automatically uses these filters, depending on the web-sites you’re visiting.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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.
- After the setup 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 assist 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block RadioFanaticSearch, 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 icon called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
After completing the few simple steps above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker and other malicious software. The Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge will no longer show the RadioFanaticSearch web site on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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