What is baboom.audio?
Baboom.audio is a deceptive browser plug-in that supposedly allows users to listen to the radio directly from their Internet browsers - "Baboom.audio enables you to listen to live radio stations directly from your browser while surfing the web."
These false claims are used to trick users into believing that this application is legitimate and useful, however, Baboom.audio is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
These reason for these negative associations is rogue behavior exhibited by Baboom.audio, which includes stealth installation, modification of browser settings, and tracking of Internet browsing activity.
This browser hijacker targets Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. After successful infiltration, it modifies the default search engine, homepage and new tab URL settings by assigning them to the feed.baboom.audio website. In addition, it installs a number of applications and browser plug-ins that block users from rolling back these changes.
These actions are performed without users' permission, and thus, the Internet browsing experience is significantly diminished. As with regular browser hijackers, Baboom.audio tracks and collects various Internet browsing-related information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geolocations), websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.
This may seem insignificant, however the details are used by third parties to identify individuals. Therefore, having Baboom.audio installed on your system can lead to various privacy issues. We strongly recommend that you remove this application from your system.
Browser-hijacking applications often have similar behavior. For example, as with Baboom.audio, MergeDocsOnline, search.com, myoivu.com, and only-search.com are also presented as valid applications that supposedly improve Internet browsing.
These false claims are simply attempts to give the impression of legitimacy, however, rather than providing the features promised, Baboom.audio (and other browser-hijacking applications) modify browser settings, display intrusive ads and collect personally identifiable information. They are designed solely to generate revenue for the developers and provide no real value to users.
How did baboom.audio install on my computer?
The Baboom.audio browser hijacker is distributed as a 'bundle' with other (mostly free) software. The developers of rogue applications know that many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing applications, and thus, developers intentionally conceal their products within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings.
By rushing the download and installation procedures and skipping this section, users expose their systems to risk of infection and often go on to inadvertently install rogue applications such as Baboom.audio.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Perform the download and installation processes with caution. Closely analyze each step to ensure that only the desired software is downloaded/installed. In addition, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' download and installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out.
Deceptive free software installer set-up used in Baboom.audio browser hijacker distribution:
Website promoting Baboom.audio browser hijacker:
Screenshot of Baboom.audio browser-hijacking application:
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- What is baboom.audio?
- STEP 1. Uninstall baboom.audio application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove baboom.audio redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove baboom.audio browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove baboom.audio homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove baboom.audio redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Baboom.audio browser hijacker 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 any recently-installed suspicious applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the Baboom.audio website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Baboom.audio 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://feed.baboom.audio 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 "Baboom.audio".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.baboom.audio 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Baboom New Tab", and "Baboom search", select these entries and click the trash can icon.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://feed.baboom.audio and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
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" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Baboom Search" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.baboom.audio 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove all recently-installed suspicious plug-ins.
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, remove hxxp://feed.baboom.audio 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: "Baboom.audio"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with feed.baboom.audio 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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:
Click the Edge 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:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge 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 near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the feed.baboom.audio redirect, 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.
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.
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