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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application is the URL that appears on the startup page of the Chrome browser after installing a browser extension named Central Hub Radio. The extension is aimed at computer users who are interested in radio broadcasts and want to have access to a variety of radio stations. is part of the set of features offered by the extension, which falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). A PUP is an undesirable program which might have an official website to look convincing, but may also be distributed surreptitiously and coded to make undesirable changes within the system. The extension replacing your startup page with should be removed from the computer to preclude third-party monitoring and targeted advertising. offers you quick access to social media websites such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and other popular websites used virtually by every Internet user. The startup page may seem as a search provider; however, it does not provide you with any genuine search results. Instead of generated a unique set of links relevant to your search term, retrieves Yahoo search results. Among those Yahoo-based results, you may find some irrelevant links, which are most likely added to increase the chance of generating more traffic. Clicking on questionable links, especially paid ones, is inadvisable because of the risk of being redirected to ill-purposed websites. records your search queries and may collect some other non-personally identifiable information, such as IP address, and browsing history. Such information is collected for mainly marketing purposed. Central Hub Radio, as well as its affiliates, is interested in users' browsing patterns and interest, which can be determined by that non-personally identifiable information. You should not get surprised if you are presented with some pop-up advertisements while having the browser affected by The browser extension Central Hub Radio is a free application, and its creators are likely to be paid for enabling third parties to deliver their commercial content to your browser. If you do not like the way works, take action to remove it from the browser and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

There are several ways for to be set as your startup page. Needless to say, you can do it manually, but there are a few other ways worth your attention. The extension Contral Hub Radio is promoted on the website The website might be advertised by pop-up ads banners displayed on questionable websites, so, if you want to avoid advertisements promoting questionable browser applications, do your best not to browse unknown websites.

The extension replacing the startup page with is also promoted on the Chrome Web Store. This website contains an enormously big variety of browser extension and applications, and, even though Google attempts to provide its customers with high quality content, it is essential that customers pay attention to the reputation of the applications promoted on this platform. Before downloading and installing a selected application, do some search on it to make sure that it is reputable and safe to use. The fact that a program is available on the Chrome Web Store does not prove that it will not be filtered out by some malware and spyware removal programs.

Aside from the official website and the Chrome store, the browser extension Central Hub Radio may also arrive at your PC alongside free applications, including desktop programs and browser add-ons. This is possible if the setup file downloaded features some additional applications. Hence, it is always essential to read the text displayed by the installer so that you can cancel the installation of the additional program.

However, reading the terms of use is not sufficient to stop software developers from attempting to install their malware onto your PC. There are numerous destructive programs aimed at obtaining your usernames and passwords or even destroying your data so that it cannot be used. Such threats differ in complexity, and the ways of distribution also differ. Their shared feature is that they are supposed to access your PC unnoticed and run in the background for as long as possible. To prevent all of this from happening, you should implement a reputable malware and spyware removal program, which will remove from the browser and fight off multiple threats attempting to take over your PC.

It is possible to uninstall the program making unwanted changes, but it is important to bear in mind that it is worth implementing anti-malware to have safe Internet browsing sessions.

How to remove

  1. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner of the browser.
  2. Select More Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove the Central Hub Radio extension.


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