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Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer and Stop Ads

TypePUP, ad-supported software
Short DescriptionThe application is advertised as free and oriented towards music lovers.
SymptomsThe user will be viewing affiliate parties’ advertisements.
Distribution MethodThe official website, Bundling, freeware websites.
Detection toolDownload 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.

NetRadioPlayer Privacy Policy

We have read the PUP’s Privacy Policy, and we have concluded that its third party policy may put the user at risk. First, the developers of the application may collect and share information about their users with affiliate parties. Furthermore, the app supports third party advertising. In other words, once NetRadioPlayer is installed, the user may start witnessing ads brought by third parties.


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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall PUP.NetRadioPlayer.

    Step 2: Remove PUP.NetRadioPlayer from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    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.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate PUP.NetRadioPlayer and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After PUP.NetRadioPlayer is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    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.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on PUP.NetRadioPlayer
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    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.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the PUP.NetRadioPlayer threat: Manual removal of PUP.NetRadioPlayer requires interference with system files and registries. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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