If you love to listen to online radios, you may think it is a good idea to have a browser extension like Home.centralhubradio.com installed, but you would be mistaken unfortunately. This tool only works in your Google Chrome browser for starters. Since it may exhibit suspicious behavior, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), but it is possible that other malware researchers consider it a browser hijacker. As a matter of fact, this featured search page is set as your new tab and default search provider by a browser extension called Central Hub Radio. Although, we have not found malicious intention and operations performed by this PUP directly, we believe that it may present questionable third-party content to you, which could be risky to engage with. We suggest that you remove Home.centralhubradio.com from your computer as soon as possible in order to prevent more serious malware threats from entering your PC.
We need to mention that it is possible to install this PUP officially even if we do not think that you have actually visited centralhubradio.com or any of the two Chrome web store pages, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/central-hub-radio/mkojlljbgngiodbjainlcaeneoaepooj or chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/central-hub-radio/giliocbfjjcciidjmlomhnecdcaikgbm. We keep emphasizing that if you do not want to allow such useless PUPs and malware threats to enter your system, it is vital that you run a proper web search on your target first. This way you can find out if your desired application is reliable at all or the website you want to use is a reputable one or not. In this case, you would probably find hits telling you to delete Home.centralhubradio.com from your computer as a PUP or browser hijacker.
This featured search page is set as your new tab and default search provider when you install it. You should know that this is a worthless piece of browser extension that simply offers you a link to listen.searchtuner.com/, which is an online radio site with lots of radio stations to choose from. However, when you choose to listen to a radio, you could be introduced to questionable third-party advertising in a pop-up window. If you click on such ads, you could be taken to potentially unreliable websites and get infected or scammed. The same can happen if you use this search engine to search the web.
Once you enter your keywords and send your request, you are forwarded to a Google search results page. However, this results page can be misleading because it may include promoted content, i.e., advertisements and links, coming from potentially unreliable third parties. If you engage with such content, you could drop infections or end up on malicious websites on new tabs where cyber criminals may be waiting for their next online scam victim. Hopefully, you see now why we suggest that you remove Home.centralhubradio.com from your computer.
If you are ready to act, you can use our instructions below to eliminate this useless PUP once and for all. As you may also feel already, there could be other threats on your system, which may need your immediate attention. It would not be wise to leave those on board because you could have more and more annoying exposure to questionable and malicious third-party content. If you would like to stop this kind of exposure and protect your PC, we suggest that you install a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter. Keep in mind that it is essential that you frequently update all your programs, including your browsers and security software, if you want to avoid serious cyber attacks exploiting outdated software security bugs and holes.