|Type||PUP, ad-supported software|
|Short Description||The application is advertised as free and oriented towards music lovers.|
|Symptoms||The user will be viewing affiliate parties’ advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||The official website, Bundling, freeware websites.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By PUP.NetRadioPlayer|
NetRadioPlayer is classified as a potentially unwanted program that may put the system at risk. The official description of NetRadioPlayer states that it is a free application that acts as a search engine on musical topics such as songs, artists, stations, and shows. However, when we attempted to download the application for the purpose of analysis, our AV software blocked it instantly. Not only was the app blocked, but it was detected as malware.
AV software may detect NetRadioPlayer as PUP.NetRadio. According to the scan report of VirusTotal, three anti-malware programs identify the application as troublesome.
Other possible detection names are:
- Adware.Plugin.222 (DrWeb)
- BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious.fc (McAfee)
- HEUR/QVM42.1.Malware.Gen (Qihoo-360)
The primary executable of NetRadioPlayer is:
Systems Affected are:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
When we tried to install the application, it was instantly blocked by the anti-virus solution. Here is a screenshot of the situation:
NetRadioPlayer Distribution Method
NetRadioPlayer is available for download on its official website. It is also possible that it is advertised on other freeware and shareware pages. Such websites are often employed to spread riskware and even malware. To avoid being targeted by unwanted applications, always research your software and the websites you plan to download it from. Legitimate sites are easy to recognize – they will be secure (HTTPS) or will use some data encryption.
Clicking on random ad-sponsored content is not considered safe. It may redirect you to predefined pages, or may land you on scamming websites employed for phishing or other social engineering schemes.
NetRadioPlayer Removal Instructions
To avoid being exposed to malware and intrusive advertisements, you may want to consider removing the program. Potentially unwanted applications should be uninstalled because they increase the system’s vulnerability to cyber threats.
A manual removal guide is given below the article. After the PUP is uninstalled, scanning the system is still recommended. Bundling may have brought any form of unwanted software into your machine. Thus, AV solutions are the best way to clean the system.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer.
Step 2: Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select PUP.NetRadioPlayer and click “Remove”
After PUP.NetRadioPlayer is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select PUP.NetRadioPlayer to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After PUP.NetRadioPlayer has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on PUP.NetRadioPlayer
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the PUP.NetRadioPlayer will be removed.
Step 3: Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all PUP.NetRadioPlayer associated objects.
- Guide 1: How to Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer
Step 2: Uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of PUP.NetRadioPlayer from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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 PUP.NetRadioPlayer will be removed.
Eliminate PUP.NetRadioPlayer 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.