What is RoamingRate?
Developed by SuperWeb LLC, RoamingRate offers various features such as coupons and comparison shopping - supposedly to enhance the Internet browsing experience. Many users find this functionality legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Roaming Rate is categorized as adware.
This association is made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed to distribute Roaming Rate.
This rogue extension installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent, and then delivers intrusive online advertisements including banner, pop-up, transitional, search, interstitial, full-page, etc. These ads often lead to bogus websites, and consequently, your system may become infected.
Furthermore, RoamingRate continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity, collecting various information such as IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, URLs visited, pages viewed, and search queries entered. These are just some examples of data types tracked by this adware.
This collected information may include personally identifiable details, and therefore, the presence of this potentially unwanted program (PUP) on your system can result in serious privacy issues or identity theft. Roaming Rate is identical to other applications released by SuperWeb LLC including, for instance, Express Find, Primary Result, and Zoom Zoom.
This company intentionally releases identical applications under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites.
These applications provide no significant value for the user - they simply collect personal data (which is later shared with third parties) and display intrusive ads to generate revenue. You are strongly advised to eliminate RoamingRate from your system immediately.
Most adware-type applications are distributed via small programs called 'download managers' (also called 'installers', 'download clients', etc.) on freeware download websites. These websites monetize their free services and traffic by offering installation of additional programs when downloading free software.
These promoted applications claim to be legitimate, however, they are mostly adware or malware infections. Therefore, closely inspect each step when downloading free software and ensure that no other applications are included.
Furthermore, if you are installing downloaded software, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options - this will reveal any hidden applications listed for installation and allow you to decline them. If you have installed RoamingRate, the following instructions will help you to remove this adware from your system.
Deceptive free software installer used in RoamingRate adware distribution:
RoamingRate adware generating intrusive online ads ('Brought by RoamingRate'):
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- What is RoamingRate?
- STEP 1. Uninstall RoamingRate application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove RoamingRate adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove RoamingRate ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by RoamingRate' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove RoamingRate ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
RoamingRate adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "Roaming Rate", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Roaming Rate ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove RoamingRate adware from Internet browsers:
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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 "Roaming Rate", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the roamingrate adware, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Roaming Rate", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the roamingrate adware, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Roaming Rate".
Computer users who have problems with roamingrate adware 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 roamingrate adware, 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.
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