MyRadioAccess Toolbar is a legitimate browser extension that helps users listen to radio via their web browser, using Flash Player. However, it has been developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, famous for making useless PUPs that they disregard as insecure. Mindspark is also notorious for their usage of cookies and close collaboration with third party advertisers.
MyRadioAccess – How Does It Work?
MyRadioAccess can be downloaded from their website myradioaccess.com. However, most users may install this toolbar unknowingly by installing other free programs, it is combined with. Usually, it is included in one of the installation steps with text, similar to ‘Include MyRadioAccess as a free extra!’ or a separate installation step with a button ‘I Agree’.
Once on the computer, MyRadioAccess changed our homepage with int.search.myway.com custom search engine. It is famous for its use of tracking cookies, which may collect different user information, such as IP Address, Location, user search history. The toolbar worked. However, it had to open three pop-up windows to get us to actual live radio stations. Those were based on our location, and we managed to be able to listen to some radio stations. However, all the other buttons on the toolbar had third-party links to other websites.
MyRadioAccess may not be directly dangerous to the computer, however while using it we noticed some advertisements on the radio pop-ups that redirected to third-party sites. Third-parties for such PUP applications may be dangerous to the computer in several ways, main of which are:
→-Download malware on the PC.
-Prompt the user to enter different information. (Surveys, Registration for a prize, etc.)
-Display fake PC problems with tech support numbers.
-Prompt for financial info.
These may be the main dangers in regards to suspicious third-party sites. However, cyber-criminals are continuously working on creating new methods to obtain information from the users.
MyRadioAccess Toolbar Removal Manual
In case you want to Uninstall MyRadioAccess from your computer, you should follow the removal manual that is provided below. In some instances, after removal some programs may leave traces or files on the machine. This is why a good recommendation is to install an anti-malware program on your machine and scan it with it to detect and remove any PUPs and intrusions. Also, this software should remain on your computer to automatically protect yours from future threats.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar
Step 2: Uninstall MyRadioAccess Toolbar and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by MyRadioAccess Toolbar on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by MyRadioAccess Toolbar there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall MyRadioAccess Toolbar and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the MyRadioAccess Toolbar will be removed.
Eliminate MyRadioAccess Toolbar from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.