How to remove Stream Live Radio from your browser

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

Stream Live Radio browser hijacker removal instructions

What is Stream Live Radio?

Stream Live Radio is a dubious application advertised as a tool for quick access to various online radio services. This app is a browser hijacker, which operates by altering settings to promote search.streamliveradiotab.com, a fake search engine. Furthermore, it has data tracking capabilities to monitor users' browsing habits. Since most users install Stream Live Radio unintentionally, it is also categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) and is often distributed together with Hide My Searchers (another PUA).

search.streamliveradiotab.com browser hijacker

Browser hijackers primarily target Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other popular browsers. After successful installation, these apps reassign the default search engine, homepage, and new tab/window URL to the addresses of their bogus search engines. With Stream Live Radio installed, these settings are set to search.streamliveradiotab.com. To elaborate on how this affects browsing, each new tab/widow opened and each search made via the URL bar redirects to search.streamliveradiotab.com. Most bogus search engines are unable to generate unique results, and so they tend to redirect to (or cause redirection chains ending with) genuine sites (Google, Yahoo, Bing and others). Note that search.streamliveradiotab.com have this behavior and cannot provide search results - it simply redirects to search.yahoo.com. Furthermore, recovering a hijacked browser is impossible without removing the rogue application, since access to browser settings is limited or denied. Even if access is permitted, any changes made are automatically reset. Stream Live Radio can track data, which is common to browser hijackers. It monitors browsing activity (URLs visited, web pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collects users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data is often shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) intent on misusing it for profit. Therefore, data-tracking content present on systems can result in serious privacy issues, financial loss and even identity theft. To ensure browser/system integrity and user safety, remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.

Threat Summary:
Name Stream Live Radio
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), Fortinet (Riskware/WinWrapper), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potent), Malwarebytes (PUP.Optional.Spigot), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Browser Extension(s) Stream Live Radio
Supposed Functionality It supposedly provides easy access to radio streaming services.
Promoted URL search.streamliveradiotab.com
Serving IP Address (search.streamliveradiotab.com) 3.217.80.216
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 Stream Live Radio 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.
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Forms WizardGoweb AppMy Package Homepage, and The PDF Tools Plus are examples of other browser hijackers. They rarely seem suspicious and tempt users to install with offers of "useful" features. They typically do not operate as advertised and, in most cases, do not work at all. In fact, this applies to all PUAs. The only purpose of these unwanted apps is to generate revenue for the developers. PUAs hijack browsers, cause redirects to untrusted/malicious sites, deliver intrusive advertisements and track private data.

How did Stream Live Radio install on my computer?

Some PUAs have "official" promotional web pages from which they can usually be downloaded "free". PUAs also proliferate via the download/installation set-ups of other software. This deceptive marketing tactic of packing normal programs with unwanted or malicious applications is called "bundling". Rushing download/installation processes (e.g. skipping steps and sections, using pre-set options, etc.) endangers systems with potential infiltration and infections via bundled content. When an intrusive ad is clicked, it can execute scripts to stealthily download/install PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are advised to research all content prior to download/installation. All downloads should be performed from official and verified download channels. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), free file-hosting websites and other third party downloaders are untrusted sources and should be avoided. When downloading/installing, read the terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of supplementary apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate and innocuous, however, they cause redirects to rogue web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). If you encounter these ads/redirects, inspect the system and immediately remove all dubious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Stream Live Radio, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Stream Live Radio browser hijacker installer set-up:

Official Stream Live Radio browser hijacker installation setup

Stream Live Radio browser hijacker asking for various permissions:

Stream Live Radio browser hijacker asking for permissions

Website promoting Stream Live Radio browser hijacker:

Website used to promote Stream Live Radio browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

Stream 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.streamliveradiotab.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

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

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

Stream 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.streamliveradiotab.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.streamliveradiotab.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.streamliveradiotab.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.streamliveradiotab.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 "Stream Live Radio".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.streamliveradiotab.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.streamliveradiotab.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 "Stream Live Radio" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (e.g., "Hide My Searches"), and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.streamliveradiotab.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 "Stream Live Radio" or "Hide My Searches", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://search.streamliveradiotab.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:

Removing search.streamliveradiotab.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 "hxxp://search.streamliveradiotab.com" and "hxxp://hidemysearches.com", 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.streamliveradiotab.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.streamliveradiotab.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 "Stream Live Radio", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins (e.g., "Hide My Searches").

Change your homepage:

Removing search.streamliveradiotab.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 "Stream Live Radio" or "Hide My Searches", remove hxxp://search.streamliveradiotab.com or hxxp://hidemysearches.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.streamliveradiotab.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: "extensionControlled"
Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the Mozilla Firefox switch about:config entry button button.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with search.streamliveradiotab.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.streamliveradiotab.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.

Removal assistance:
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