What is Online Radio

Online Radio adware is a type of malicious software that displays intrusive advertisements to users while they are browsing the internet or using certain applications. This adware is often associated with free, ad-supported software or services, particularly those that allow users to listen to online radio stations. The impact of Online Radio Adware on users’ systems and online experiences can be significant. It can inundate web browsers with intrusive ads, hamper system performance, and compromise online privacy through user behavior tracking. The ads can lead users to potentially harmful websites that may extract sensitive information, promote rogue applications, and more. Furthermore, some adware may also function as spyware, secretly collecting information about the user and reporting such data back to a cybercriminal. This can lead to serious privacy issues and potential identity theft. Online Radio Adware primarily targets browsers with large user bases such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once installed, the adware can read and modify all data on any website, display advertisements in places they shouldn’t be, and redirect users to potentially harmful websites.

Online Radio extension

How Online Radio infects computers

Online Radio Adware typically infiltrates computers through deceptive marketing techniques known as “bundling”. This is when the adware is included as an additional offer or a bundled package within the installation process of another software, often free or pirated software. Users may inadvertently install the adware by not choosing custom or advanced installation options, which would reveal any potentially unwanted programs. Another common method of infection is through malicious browser extensions. For instance, the Online Radio extension is a browser hijacker that injects advertisements into websites you visit and redirects your browser search queries.

  1. Download Online Radio Removal Tool
  2. Remove Online Radio from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Online Radio extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Alternative way to remove Online Radio search redirects
  6. Clean browser shortcuts from Online Radio
  7. How to protect from threats like Online Radio

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Online Radio completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Online Radio and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

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To remove Online Radio completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Online Radio and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove Online Radio manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Online Radio removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Online Radio an installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: Online Radio can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy or Your browser is managed by your organization inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Online Radio from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Online Radio you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Online Radio”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, or Mac.

Remove Online Radio from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Online Radio-related or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Online Radio from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Online Radio-related or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Online Radio from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Online Radio-related or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Online Radio from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Online Radio from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Online Radio-related or other suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Online Radio-related or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Online Radio from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Online Radio-related or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.
  7. Remove Online Radio from Mac:

    1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
    2. Online Radio might have an Uninstaller.
    3. Otherwise, drag Online Radio from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
    4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

    Cannot uninstall Online Radio in Windows

    In some cases, Online Radio won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Online Radio. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Online Radio folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Online Radio in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

    1. Reboot your computer.
    2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
    3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
    4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
    5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Online Radio or other suspicious program

    >> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

    Cannot uninstall Online Radio in MacOS

    If you can’t uninstall Online Radio using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Online Radio. Follow instructions below:

    1. Download free AppCleaner.
    2. Drag Online Radio from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
    3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Online Radio.
    4. Click Delete button.

    Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

    Uninstalling Online Radio from Control Panel or Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Online Radio extension from your browsers manually.

    Google Chrome:

    1. Start Google Chrome browser
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
    3. Find Online Radio extension.
    4. Click the Remove button to remove them.
    5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

    Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
    3. Find Online Radio extension.
    4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
    5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
    6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

    Safari:

    1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
    2. Click Extensions tab.
    3. Find Online Radio extension.
    4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

    Microsoft Edge:

    1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
    3. Find Online Radio extension.
    4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
    5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
    6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

    Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

    Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Online Radio from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Online Radio, please, do the following:

    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
    3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
    4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
    5. Click Disable Online Radio or other suspicious extensions.
    6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

    Opera Browser:

    Generally, Online Radio does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

    1. Start Opera browser.
    2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
    3. Find Online Radio or other suspicious extensions.
    4. Click Uninstall button.
    5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

    Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

    Online Radio installs a search engine, that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

    Google Chrome:

    1. Start Google Chrome browser
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
    3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
    4. Choose Reset and clean up.
    5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

    Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
    3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
    4. Click Refresh Firefox button in opened dialog window to confirm.

    Reset Safari:

    1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
    2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
    3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
    4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
    5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
    6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
    7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
    8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
    9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

    Microsoft Edge:

    1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
    2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
    3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
    4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

    Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

    1. Start Internet Explorer.
    2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
    3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
    4. Click Advanced tab.
    5. Click Reset button.
    6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

    Opera Browser:

    1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
    2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
    3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
    4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

    How to block ads and pop-ups, promoting Online Radio

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    Online Radio, in most cases, is promoted by ads and pop-ups on doubtful websites. These sites can redirect users’ browsers to Online Radio ads, generating advertising revenue for the attackers. The malware is often offered through these ads, leaving users puzzled about the origin of the software. In some cases, users may unknowingly install the Online Radio extension, which then injects advertisements into the websites they visit and redirects their search queries. Additionally, the malware can be distributed through other channels such as peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, misleading ads, and compromised or shady websites that trigger automatic downloads To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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    How to protect from threats, like Online Radio, in future

    Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Online Radio may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-virus programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Online Radio.

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