Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Live Radio Pro Tab?
Live Radio Pro Tab is but one of many browser hijackers. It is promoted as a tool for easy access to online radios. It operates by making unauthorized alterations to browsers and promoting search.tliveradiopro.com - a fake search engine. Live Radio Pro Tab also has data tracking abilities, which it employs to record users' browsing habits. It is categorized as a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).
Browser hijackers are designed designed to infiltrate Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers with large user bases. After successful installation, these rogue apps assign the addresses of their fake web search tools as browser's homepage, default search engine and new tab/window URLs. Live Radio Pro Tab promotes search.tliveradiopro.com in this manner. With it installed, every new tab/window opened and every web search typed into the URL bar - redirect to search.tliveradiopro.com. Most fake search engines cannot provide search results, therefore they redirect to (or cause redirection chains ending with) a legitimate search engine, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo. Search.tliveradiopro.com is not an exception, it redirects to search.yahoo.com. Users should note that Live Radio Pro Tab is often distributed together with a PUA called Hide My Searches. As is typical for browser hijackers, Live Radio Pro Tab can track data. It monitors users' browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and collects their personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life personal details). This vulnerable data is then shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it to generate profit. Presence of data tracking content on devices can lead to severe privacy issues, financial losses and even identity theft. To protect browsers and systems from various infiltrations and infections, as well as ensure user safety - it is recommended to immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.
|Name||Live Radio Pro Tab|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), DrWeb (Adware.Spigot.155), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Fortinet (Riskware/WinWrapper), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Live Radio Pro Tab|
|Supposed Functionality||Access to various radio stations via the Internet.|
|Serving IP Address (search.tliveradiopro.com)||18.104.22.168|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Additional Information||Live Radio Pro Tab is distributed with another browser hijacker called Hide My Searches.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
To eliminate search.tliveradiopro.com redirect our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Most browser hijackers share certain traits, some are even analogous. Listen To Radios, Radio Now App, Live Radio Now a few examples of applications identical to Live Radio Pro Tab. In general, PUAs are similar to one another. They are designed to appear legitimate and entice users into installing them by offering "useful" and "beneficial" features. Despite how good these offers might sound, it should be known that the features rarely work as advertised and in most cases, are outright nonoperational. The only purpose of undesirable content is to generate revenue for its developers, therefore to users it is worthless. PUAs operate by causing redirects to sale-based, untrustworthy, compromised, scam/deceptive and malicious sites. They can also hijack browsers and deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns (pop-ups, surveys, banners, coupons, etc.). Some of these rogue applications collect private data as well.
How did Live Radio Pro Tab install on my computer?
Live Radio Pro Tab has an "official" download website. Select PUAs have such, where they are often advertised as "free" and "handy" software. However these apps can also be installed alongside other programs. This false marketing technique of packing regular content with unwanted or malicious software is called "bundling". Rushed download and installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used pre-set options, etc.) - increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled program onto devices. Another mode of spreading PUAs is through intrusive advertisements. By clicking on them, users can trigger these ads to execute scripts, designed to stealthily download/install PUAs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to always research wanted content to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. Only trustworthy and verified download channels should be used. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting websites, third party downloaders and similar sources - are deemed to be untrustworthy; therefore, they are strongly advised against use. Download and installation processes should be approached with care. This includes reading terms, studying all possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings and declining to download/install supplementary apps, tools, features, etc. Commonly hosted by compromised sites, intrusive adverts look ordinary and harmless. However, these ads redirect to various dubious webpages (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling and others). Should users experience such advertisements/redirects, they are highly recommended to inspect the system and remove all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins without delay. If your computer is already infected with Live Radio Pro Tab, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker installer set-up:
Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker asking for various permissions:
Website promoting Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications:
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of search.tliveradiopro.com redirect:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of search.tliveradiopro.com redirect. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Live Radio Pro Tab?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Live Radio Pro Tab application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.tliveradiopro.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.tliveradiopro.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.tliveradiopro.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Live Radio Pro Tab"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the search.tliveradiopro.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Live Radio Pro Tab browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://search.tliveradiopro.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Live Radio Pro Tab".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.tliveradiopro.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Live Radio Pro Tab" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (e.g., "Hide My Searches"), and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Live Radio Pro Tab" or "Hide My Searches", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://search.tliveradiopro.com or hxxps://hidemysearches.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "hxxp://search.tliveradiopro.com" and "hxxp://hidemysearches.com, when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.tliveradiopro.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Live Radio Pro Tab", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins (e.g., "Hide My Searches").
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "Live Radio Pro Tab" or "Hide My Searches", remove hxxp://search.tliveradiopro.com or hxxp://hidemysearches.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.tliveradiopro.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Change your homepage:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.
Change your default search engine:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove search.tliveradiopro.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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