Holiday Radio Promos removal instructions
What is Holiday Radio Promos?
Holiday Radio Promos is classified as adware. Due to its dubious proliferation methods, it is also classed as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA). It is endorsed as a tool for easy access to holiday-themed songs and similar music. In fact, Holiday Radio Promos operates by running intrusive advertisement campaigns. Therefore, it delivers various unwanted and even harmful ads. It also has data tracking capabilities, which are used to monitor users' browsing habits.
Holiday Radio Promos enables placement of third party graphical content to be displayed on any site. The content might be dubious, deceptive and even malicious. This adware delivers pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys and other ads. These significantly diminish the browsing experience, since they limit browsing speed and website visibility (by overlaying web pages). When clicked, intrusive advertisements redirect to sale-based, untrusted, rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised and malicious sites. Furthermore, some can be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts designed to download/install software without users' permission. A prime example of software infiltrated into systems in this manner are PUAs. These unwanted applications have additional capabilities - they can can force-open various hazardous websites, similar to those redirected to by intrusive ads. Another type (browser hijackers) can modify browsers, restrict/deny access to settings and promote bogus search engines. Most PUAs (including Holiday Radio Promos included) can track data. They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). This sensitive data is often shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) intent on misusing it for profit. In summary, the presence of PUAs on a system can result in various infiltration and infections, serious privacy issues, financial loss and even identity theft. Therefore, you are strongly advised to immediately remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.
|Name||Ads by Holiday Radio Promos|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus.|
|Browser Extension(s)||Holiday Radio Promos|
|Supposed Functionality||Quick access to holiday-themed music.|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Adware-type applications are very common. They may seem legitimate and often tempt users into download/installation with offers of "useful" features. MessengerDeck, Easy Forms Today and Oniria are some examples of this rogue software. A credible appearance and the promise of "useful" functions is common to most PUAs, however, the advertised capabilities of these unwanted apps are usually nonoperational. The only purpose of PUAs is to generate revenue for the developers. Regular users receive no value and experience various problems. PUAs run intrusive ad campaigns, cause redirects to untrusted/malicious sites, hijack browsers and gather private data.
How did Holiday Radio Promos install on my computer?
Holiday Radio Promos has an "official" promotional page from which it can be downloaded, however, these websites are just one way that PUAs proliferate. These applications are often downloaded/installed together with other products. This deceptive marketing method of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling". Rushing download and installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content onto the system. Intrusive ads also proliferate PUAs. When clicked, they can execute scripts to stealthily download/install unwanted software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
All products should be researched to verify their legitimacy, prior to download/installation. Use only official and trustworthy download sources. Unofficial and free file-hosting sites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders are untrusted and can offer likewise suspicious content. When downloading/installing, you are advised to read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive advertisements often seem legitimate and harmless, however, they can redirect to dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). If you encounter these ads/redirects, inspect the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Holiday Radio Promos, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Holiday Radio Promos adware asking permission to read and change data on all visited websites:
Holiday Radio Promos adware redirecting to the promotional website of the Search Manager (srchbar.com) browser hijacker:
Examples of advertisements by Holiday Radio Promos adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Holiday Radio Promos?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Holiday Radio Promos application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Holiday Radio Promos adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Holiday Radio Promos ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Holiday Radio Promos' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Holiday Radio Promos extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Holiday Radio Promos adware 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 "Holiday Radio Promos", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Holiday Radio Promos ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Holiday Radio Promos adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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 "Holiday Radio Promos", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by holiday radio promos, 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 "Holiday Radio Promos", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by holiday radio promos, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Holiday Radio Promos".
Computer users who have problems with ads by holiday radio promos 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, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by holiday radio promos, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by holiday radio promos from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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