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Also Known As: Royal Raid adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

Royal Raid removal instructions

What is Royal Raid?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Royal Raid is a deceptive application claiming to significantly improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling a number of valuable features - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Royal Raid product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" These false claims are simply attempts to trick users into believing that this app is legitimate.In fact, due to its rogue behavior, Royal Raid is classed as an adware-type potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it infiltrates systems without users’ permission, generates intrusive online advertisements, and collect various browsing-related information.

Royal Raid adware

The types of intrusive online advertisements generated by Royal Raid include pop-up, interstitial, transitional, full-page, banner, search, coupon, and price comparison. Royal Raid employs a 'virtual layer' to generate these ads, none of which originate from users' visited websites. By concealing underlying content, these advertisements significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience. Furthermore, some redirect to malicious websites that may contain infectious content - clicking them risks further adware or malware infections. Furthermore, information gathered by Royal Raid (IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, website URLs visited, pages viewed, and search queries) might be personally identifiable. Developers of Royal Raid share recorded information with third party companies who are likely to misuse it to generate revenue. Tracking of personal data can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, Royal Raid should be uninstalled immediately.

Royal Raid Privacy Policy statement regarding data collection:

We only share or sell your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe doing so is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your personal information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

There are tens of identical potentially unwanted programs designed by SuperWeb LLC including, for example, Triangle Trail, Fresh Outlook, SmartShop, and Bronze Aid. Although these applications claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, none provide users with any real value. Apps such as Royal Raid are developed to generate revenue for the developers - they merely display intrusive online advertisements (using the 'Pay Per Click’ [PPC] advertising method) and collect personally identifiable information (which is later sold to third party companies).

How did Royal Raid install on my computer?

Royal Raid is free for anyone to download on its official website, however, it is also distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software/apps). Therefore, many users install this application inadvertently, since they do not pay enough attention during the download/installation processes - they skip most/all steps unaware that rogue software is often concealed within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings. This behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue software such as Royal Raid.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Installation of adware-type applications can be prevented by closely analyzing each step of the software download and installation processes. Use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical', since bundled software (that should be cancelled) is mostly concealed. Additionally-included software is commonly malicious and, therefore, should never be installed.

Deceptive free software installers used in Royal Raid adware distribution:

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Royal Raid adware generating intrusive online ads (usually marked as 'Ads by Royal Raid'):

royal raid adware generating intrusive online ads

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Quick menu:

Royal Raid adware removal:

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

royal raid adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Royal Raid", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Royal Raid ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Royal Raid adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Royal Raid ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Royal Raid", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Royal Raid ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the royal raid 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.

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 Royal Raid  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Royal Raid", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Royal Raid ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the royal raid adware, 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 Royal Raid ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Royal Raid".

Removing Royal Raid ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with royal raid adware 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 adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

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

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

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 adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the royal raid adware, 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 adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Tomas Meskauskas

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