The RadioRage virus (Radio Rage virus) is a potentially unwanted program or malware that is found in the adware, browser hijacker, and spyware categories. RadioRage primarily installs to the Microsoft Windows operating system and attaches to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as a browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension titled RadioRage Toolbar or RadioRage Internet Explorer Toolbar. The RadioRage program may do this in order to serve targeted advertisements and cause browser redirects, which in return may create additional privacy relating issues for computer users.
Once RadioRage malware is installed, users may notice a Toolbar at the top of their internet browser window (pictured below). The adware program will being to collect user information such as your complete computing and browsing activities (name, email, home address, internet searches, history, tabs) and will use this and other information to display target advertisements, deals, and offers.
RadioRage advertisements are displayed in a variety of forms. Some advertisements are described as pop-under ads that ‘pop under’ an open browser window, some are in-text advertisements that say something similar to “Ads by RadioRage” on them, some are pop-up advertisements that appear in images and say “brought by RadioRage” on them, and some adverts simply pop out from the Toolbar at the top of the screen.
Additional advertisements may include coupondrowndown style adverts, where a tab is display at the top of an open browser window, and once the tab is clicked a list of coupons and offers will be displayed.
The RadioRage virus may also cause browser to redirect to and start up on unwanted websites such as search.conduit.com.
How does RadioRage malware get onto a computer?
Users are sometimes given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install RadioRage software and other items; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner.
How to remove the RadioRage virus
- Automatically remove RadioRage virus – Scan for and automatically remove RadioRage and third-party malware
- Manually remove RadioRage virus – Remove/Uninstall RadioRage and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic RadioRage virus removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove RadioRage and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall RadioRage adware and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall RadioRage and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for RadioRage, RadioRage Internet Explorer Toolbar, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual RadioRage virus removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall RadioRage and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall RadioRage
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for RadioRage and other potentially unwanted software. Once RadioRage Toolbar and/or RadioRage Internet Explorer Toolbar is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button. Keep in mind that RadioRage may use a different title name than suggested.
How to remove RadioRage Toolbar add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove RadioRage Toolbar add-ons and extensions. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the RadioRage extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the RadioRage add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the RadioRage add-on and remove it if located.