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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Guide to Get Rid of Ad by Radio Canyon - Removal Guide

Description of Ad by Radio Canyon

Ad by Radio Canyon is an annoying adware is used by the cyber criminals to promote  products or service to generate profits. Ad by Radio Canyon can  attach as browser helper objects (BHOs), add-ons, and extensions on all your browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, Yahoo, Bing, Opera, Safari, etc. This adware is available for free download of software and promotion of suspicious advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns.

Radio Canyon claims to be a free program to enhance the users experience by offer the users search and listen to specific musical artist and radio stations. It should be useful. However,  it also brings potentially unwanted program (PUP) and  malware to the system. With a lot of unwanted programs on your computer, they will use a lot of unnecessary system resources and affect a computer’s performance and functionality.

Ad by Radio Canyon will play a lot of ads on your browser. You may get many ads with the label of "Ad by Radio Canyon", "Brought to you by Radio Canyon","By Radio Canyon", etc. Furthermore, Ad by Radio Canyon is capable to collect the information like browser activities, bookmarks, and history, personal information for marketing purposes. It is highly recommend  to remove Ad by Radio Canyon from your computer as soon as possible. And it is highly recommended to keep a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter on the computer to remove and block viruses.

Solutions to remove Ad by Radio Canyon 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove Ad by Radio Canyon:

1. Remove Ad by Radio Canyon manually.
2. Remove Ad by Radio Canyon by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of Ad by Radio Canyon

Method 1: Ad by Radio Canyon Manual Deletion

Step 1: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 2: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Ad by Radio Canyon and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Ad by Radio Canyon refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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