Remove the unwanted Listen To Live Radio app

Also Known As: search.hlistentoliveradio.com redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

search.hlistentoliveradio.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.hlistentoliveradio.com?

Listen To Live Radio is advertised as a tool (application) that provides instant access to radio streaming content, however, it should not be trusted. Listen To Live Radio is a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted application (PUA). It promotes a fake search engine by changing certain browser settings to search.hlistentoliveradio.com. It also operates as an information tracking tool and collects browsing data. Listen To Live Radio is categorized as PUA, since few people download or install browser hijackers intentionally.

search.hlistentoliveradio.com browser hijacker

Apps of this type are often installed on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once installed, Listen To Live Radio assigns search.hlistentoliveradio.com as the address of the homepage, default search engine, and new tab. It also prevents this address from being changed to any other URL, or removed, unless this browser hijacker is uninstalled. Therefore, people who have Listen To Live Radio app installed on their browsers are forced to visit search.hlistentoliveradio.com when they open a new window, tab, or search through the browser URL bar. If used, search.hlistentoliveradio.com simply redirects people to search.yahoo.com. Therefore, this search engine does not generate any unique results, thus rendering it useless. Additionally, most fake search engines and browser hijackers gather IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries and other browsing-related information. PUAs also collect personal details. Developers share the data with third parties (possibly, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. These actions cause problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, and some users might even become victims of identity theft. Therefore, never use fake search engines or browser hijackers.

Threat Summary:
Name search.hlistentoliveradio.com redirect
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.
Browser Extension(s) Listen To Live Radio
Supposed Functionality This app supposed to provide instant access to radio streaming content.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), AVG (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/WinWrapper), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine.
Promoted URL search.hlistentoliveradio.com
Serving IP Address (search.hlistentoliveradio.com) 52.44.251.77
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.
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.
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Most browser hijackers (and fake search engines) are redundant and do not function as their developers advertise. They simply allow developers to generate revenue. Furthermore, people who use apps of this type are at risk of a number of issues. We strongly recommend that you uninstall Listen To Live Radio and other PUAs immediately. Some examples of other browser hijackers are Watch Movies Live, Easy Radio Player, and Weather Pilot Tab.

How did Listen To Live Radio install on my computer?

PUAs are often downloaded and/or installed through clicked deceptive advertisements or during the download or installation processes of other software. Developers include unwanted apps into the set-ups of other programs, however, they do not disclose this information properly. In most cases, offers to download or install additional apps are hidden in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. This distribution method is called "bundling", developers use it trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps together with regular software. People who leave settings available in set-ups unchanged often give various PUAs permission to be downloaded or installed by default.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

All software should be downloaded from official websites. Third party downloaders, installers, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule) should not be to download or install software, since they are often used to distribute unwanted applications. Check settings (such as "Custom", "Advanced") in all installation setups, since they often contain offers to download or install unwanted software - these should be dismissed before completing the download or installation process. Intrusive ads (especially those displayed on dubious pages) can lead to other rogue sites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. Therefore, never click these ads. Remove any unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins that are installed on the browser, and software of this kind installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with Listen To Live Radio, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Website promoting Listen To Live Radio browser hijacker:

Website used to promote Listen To Live Radio browser hijacker

Listen To Live Radio browser hijacker installer set-up:

Official Listen To Live Radio browser hijacker installation setup

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Quick menu:

Listen To Live Radio browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

search.hlistentoliveradio.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Listen To Live Radio"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.hlistentoliveradio.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Listen To Live Radio browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://search.hlistentoliveradio.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:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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 "Listen To Live Radio".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hlistentoliveradio.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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Listen To Live Radio" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Listen To Live Radio", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.hlistentoliveradio.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:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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 "search.hlistentoliveradio.com", and when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hlistentoliveradio.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Listen To Live Radio", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "Listen To Live Radio", remove hxxp://search.hlistentoliveradio.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.hlistentoliveradio.com from Mozilla Firefox 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: "search.hlistentoliveradio.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with search.hlistentoliveradio.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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

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.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage and new tab settings:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".

Change your default Internet search engine:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 3

To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon Microsoft Edge (Chromium) puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hlistentoliveradio.com redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA 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.

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