RadioRage Toolbar is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers. It is a legal program created and developed by Mindspark Interactive Network that is supposed to improve your overall Internet browsing experience. However, users quite often report having various problems with RadioRage Toolbar. That is understandable, because something this plugin can also be considered a potentially unwanted program. Although the toolbar is not a computer infection, if you do not find the extension useful, you are advised to remove RadioRage Toolbar from your computer in order to avoid possible security risks.
The reason why sometimes users find RadioRage Toolbar troublesome is because the toolbar is associated with Ask Search. It is not the first browser extension that is known to come with this search engine. There has also been Video Download Converter Toolbar and InboxAce Toolbar, both of which have similar installers and they are compatible with the same Internet browsers. Truth to be told, RadioRage Toolbar and other similar extensions do not trick you into downloading or installing them. Everything is done with user’s consent, but perhaps in certain cases the user does not realize what he/she is getting into.
RadioRage Toolbar can be downloaded from the official website at radiorage.com, although it is also possible get this toolbar from third party websites. Third party downloads are not recommended, because then the toolbar could be bundled with other potentially unwanted freeware. When you install RadioRage Toolbar on your computer, you are asked whether you want to set Ask Search as your default homepage (home.tb.ask.com) and search engine (search.tb.ask.com). As you can see, you it is easy to avoid getting your home page changed, but unfortunately a lot of users simply ignore this step, and they end up installing the full set-up for this extension.
Initially RadioRage Toolbar has been developed to provide you with an instant access to internet radio stations, new songs, music news and so on. However, the toolbar may also display commercial advertisements that interfere with your browsing. What is more, the extension could be easily exploited by a third party to display ads that lead to corrupted websites, infested with malware. In order to avoid it, you can remove RadioRage Toolbar from your computer manually, and then make sure that your system is fully protected from various threats.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
It is also highly recommended to restart your computer for the changes to fully take effect. Also, if your home page is still set for Ask Search after manual removal, do the following to restore browser settings.
You should also run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, to make sure that there are no suspicious programs on your PC.