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Danger level 7
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine


This is not the first time we are discussing Search.myradioxp.com. Although the name of this browser hijacker is original, there are many other hijackers that are identical to it, including Search.mydailyversexp.com, Search.mycurrentnewsxp.com, and Search.yourspeedtestnow.com. All of these suspicious search tools are associated with extensions that are identical to one another as well. The extension bundled with this hijacker is called My Radio XP by SaferBrowser, and users can acquire it from myradioxp.com. This extension supposedly provides easy access to Salem Radio, Soundcloud, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart, and hundreds of other radio stations that you allegedly can listen to for free. Many users download this program without fully researching it, and it is not surprising that many miss the disclaimer posted right below the Install button. This disclaimer warns that your homepage, new tab page, and default search provider will be changed to myradioxp.com. Of course, instead, you will have to remove Search.myradioxp.com.

The My Radio XP extension for Chrome is offered at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-social-hub-xp/ijinnpmmaakgiepakhpjdbmmlnapkpmp?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog, as well as the official download page. According to the information provided on the Chrome web store page dedicated to this extension, it has 16,000 users, and all of its reviews are positive. If you choose to download this add-on, you will be informed how it can act on your browsers. For example, it is stated that your browsing history could be recorded and modified. Of course, the cookies installed will track your virtual activity, but what’s the deal with the modifications? It is also strange that Search.myradioxp.com-related extension can manage downloads and your applications. We believe these permissions are aggressive, and this is the first reason to remove this hijacker from your browsers and operating system. What is more, if you do not delete Search.myradioxp.com from your operating system, it will collect personally identifiable information!

My Radio XP is installed as an extension on all browsers. In Chrome it is found in the chrome://extensions/ menu. If you go into Developer mode (check the box at the top of the menu), you will discover that the ID of this extension is ijinnpmmaakgiepakhpjdbmmlnapkpmp. You can search for this ID on your computer, and you will find the folder representing the extension’s files (at C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions). The Firefox extension file, radio@jetpack.xpi, can be found under C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[*]\Extensions. If you delete My Radio XP directly from the browsers, you will have Search.myradioxp.com removed simultaneously. However, if you remove files from within these folders, you are likely to have to deal with leftovers. Note that if you have installed the extension on IE, you will have to uninstall a program via Control Panel to delete the hijacker.

According to our research, Search.myradioxp.com often reaches users packaged with third-party software. Unfortunately, devious malware distributors could attach various malicious programs, PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), adware, and other kinds of junk you do not need on your computer. Keep in mind that malware distributors are capable of infiltrating malicious infections without your notice. Therefore, even if you do not think that this hijacker was installed packaged with other infections, you have to scan your operating system. Click the Download button to acquire a malware scanner that was updated to find even the most recent infections. It is extremely important for you to know which unreliable programs have invaded your operating system because you can then make a plan to eliminate them. An automated malware remover is the best tool when it comes to the elimination of dangerous infections, and we strongly recommend installing it as soon as you are done with the removal of Search.myradioxp.com.

Use the instructions below to delete unwanted browser extensions and search tools. It is most likely that your homepage, new tab page, and search provider will go back to normal as soon as you remove My Radio XP; however, we also add instructions that will help you modify search tools. Afterward, remove the leftovers that are listed below. Finally, scan your PC to look for leftovers, and, if they exist, do whatever it takes to clean your operating system. If you want to save time, install antimalware software to delete all active threats right away. Bear in mind that your operating system will remain vulnerable for as long as you keep it unprotected, and reliable antimalware software can provide you with the virtual protection you need.

Search.myradioxp.com Removal

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and find the undesirable program.
  3. Select the program and click the Remove button.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows logo on the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to the Programs menu and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and click the Uninstall button.

Remove from Windows 8 or Windows 10:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R).
  2. Enter Control Panel and launch this utility.
  3. Select Uninstall a program (under Programs/Programs and Features).
  4. Right-click the program you want to delete and choose Uninstall.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Go to Search Providers and set a new default search provider.
  4. Remove the unwanted provider and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
  6. Click the General tab on the left and move to the Home Page section.
  7. Overwrite/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. In the menu on the right click More tools.
  3. Select Extensions and find the unwanted add-on.
  4. Click the recycle button and choose Remove.
  5. Tap Alt+F again and choose Settings.
  6. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  7. Click Set pages and change/delete the unwanted URL.
  8. Under Search click Manage search engines…
  9. Set a new default provider and click X on the URL of the unwanted provider.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager menu select Extensions.
  3. Remove the undesirable extension.
  4. Tap Alt+T and select Options.
  5. Move to the General menu and change/delete the Home Page URL.
  6. Move to the Search menu and Remove the undesirable search provider.

Remove these registries:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R).
  2. Enter regedit.exe into the box and launch the tool.
  3. In the pane on the left go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing.
  4. Right-click and Delete My Email XP_RASAPI32.
  5. Right-click and Delete My Email XP_RASMANCS.
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