Do you listen to radio via your web browser? If you do, you might think that Quick Radio Search is the tool for you. In reality, it is not as beneficial as it might appear to be at first, and while it might offer links to radio-related websites via its interface, you can add these links to your browser by bookmarking them. That might take some time, but you can personalize what links are shown, and you can avoid all security-related risks that this extension might bring with it. Since you have found this removal guide, we assume that you already have your reasons to get rid of this potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you are simply researching this suspicious extension, or you are interested in learning about the main reasons to delete Quick Radio Search, continue reading, and you will find answers to the most important questions. If you need more information on anything discussed in this report, do not hesitate to move the discussion to the comments section.
According to our researchers, the installer of Quick Radio Search is likely to be spread by third-party distributors. Bundled downloaders are very effective when it comes to promoting unknown programs and programs with worse reputations. In some cases, users are introduced to highly attractive programs (e.g., free versions of otherwise costly tools), and then PUPs or malicious programs are attached to them without the option to reject them. Another way in which Quick Radio Search could be spread is via pop-ups. When browsing unreliable sites, you might be introduced to pop-ups that push to install extensions and programs. If you find yourself in such a situation in the future, know that you should NOT install whatever is offered. You should always research tools/programs/extensions before installing them, and you should only trust official sources. Of course, even if you downloaded the suspicious PUP from quickradiosearch.com (the installer is found at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail//agkooogehbnknicbiafagjfhkcicceap), we do not think that trusting it is a good idea.
Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. is the developer of Quick Radio Search, and it is also the developer of My Search Finder, Plenty O' Apps, and literally hundreds of other extensions alike. All of them are supposed to provide users with useful easy-access links to theme-related sites and also customized search tools. While the links to third-party sites change, the search tool is always the same. Quick Radio Search changes the default search provider to search.quickradiosearch.com, and whether you use the default search, or you enter keywords into the search box introduced via the New Tab page, you are redirected to search.yahoo.com. You might assume that the results you see are normal because Yahoo Search has a reputation of a trusted search tool. Unfortunately, the PUP is capable of modifying the content you see, and so it can inject advertisements. They belong to third-party advertisers we know nothing about, but it is known that they have access to some information about users and their activities, which might make it easy for them to personalize ads.
It should come as no surprise that we recommend removing Quick Radio Search from your Google Chrome web browser. At first sight, this extension looks like a tool that can help you browse the web and listen to the radio, but if you take your time to look into it, you realize that it tracks information about you, works with unknown advertisers, redirects to Yahoo Search, modifies the results you see to include advertisements, and also does not really offer exclusive radio-related content. Due to all of this, we suggest deleting Quick Radio Search now. You can follow the instructions below, but this option is ideal only in those situations when other threats do not exist. If you run a full system scan and discover other threats, you might be able to research and successfully remove all of them on your own, but we advise implementing anti-malware software that could simultaneously get rid of threats and also secure your system.