Do you often listen to the radio? Do you do it when you’re online, too? Free Streaming Radio might look like a browser extension that can help you listen to your favorite stations online, but it only works on the Chrome browser, and it is clear that you don’t really need this third-party application when most of the radio stations offer their own apps these days. That and a few other reasons allow us to label Free Streaming Radio as a potentially unwanted program. Therefore, if you don’t want this app on your computer, you can easily remove Free Streaming Radio, no questions asked.
Like most programs of such a profile, Free Streaming Radio comes with a homepage that you can visit at freestreamingradio.net. Technically, it should be possible to add the extension to your browser through the official website. You can also add it to Chrome via the Chrome Web Store. Since Free Streaming Radio is on the Chrome Web Store, it makes it seem that the app is quite reliable, right? Well, we’re not trying to say that it is a dangerous computer security threat. It’s just that such apps often get installed accidentally because they tend to come bundled with freeware.
For example, if you often download programs from file-sharing sites, there is a good chance that you won’t be able to avoid software bundles. But you can avoid installing unwanted apps if you go through the installation process step by step. Usually, it is possible to deselect the additional programs that the installer offers you. But, if you breeze through the installation without any second thought, Free Streaming Radio or any other unwanted application will be added to your browser immediately. Thus, from this, we can see that we can avoid unwanted applications as long as we are careful about the websites they visit and the programs we install on a regular basis.
Either way, whenever we add Free Streaming Radio or similar extensions to our browsers, we have to remember that we give them permissions to perform a number of modifications. For instance, Free Streaming Radio can “replace the page you see when opening a new tab.” In other words, the app changes your new tab settings. Then, it can read your browsing history and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. The truth is that quite a lot of apps can do it, but here it would be a good thing to remember that Free Streaming Radio could be easily exploited by malevolent third parties.
Extensions often rely on third-party content to generate profit, and Free Streaming Radio might display various commercial advertisements that will be modified according to your likes and preferences. Since the app can read your browsing history, it can find out the most common search keywords you use. This way, it can use the information for those advertisements, and there is nothing illegal about that. However, Free Streaming Radio will not review the third-party content it promotes, and that’s where the security issues lie.
Thus, if you want to save yourself the trouble of dealing with a number of security problems, you can remove Free Streaming Radio from your browser today. Luckily, it is very easy to remove this extension, as it only works on the Chrome browser. After manual removal, you should also go through the list of extensions you have. Maybe some of them are unwanted, too? If you cannot decide which extensions should be allowed on your computer and which should be removed, scan your system with the SpyHunter free scanner. All the potential threats will be highlighted for you immediately.