Do you know what Free Streaming Radio is?
Free Streaming Radio might look useful if you like to listen to the radio online daily. However, even if it appears to be perfect, we recommend learning more about it before you decide if you should or should not install it. According to our researchers, the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs, which means it could have undesirable features. Further, in this article, we discuss what such features could be as well as talk about the possible extension’s distribution channels. Also, we explain how to delete Free Streaming Radio and offer a removal guide available below this report to users who regret installing this potentially unwanted program. If you wish to ask something about it or its deletion, we encourage you to write us a comment at the end of this page.
One of the first things that we wish to explain is how Free Streaming Radio could be distributed. Our computer security specialists say that while it is available on the Chrome Web Store page, it could also be spread through file-sharing web pages, pop-up advertisements, and so on. The reason why we think it is possible is that a lot of potentially unwanted programs travel with bundled software installers and ads. Therefore, we advise users who want to avoid such applications to keep away from unknown freeware and not to download software from untrustworthy sources. Another good idea is to have a reliable antimalware tool that could detect potential threats and stop you from opening data that could be harmful.
If a user wants to add Free Streaming Radio to his Google Chrome, he might be asked to give the following permissions: Replace the page you see when opening a new tab, Read your browsing history, Manage your apps, extensions, and themes. The first permission is asked so that the potentially unwanted program could replace your homepage or new tab page with freestreamingradio.net or search.freestreamingradiotab.com. It is possible that the second permission might be needed to determine a user’s interests, for example, to show him targeted advertising content. As for the third permission, it could be required to manage the extension itself.Free Streaming Radio screenshot
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After it is added, Free Streaming Radio might not only change your homepage or new tab page but also add a toolbar below your browser’s address bar. Because of the toolbar’s appearance, it might look like it is a part of your browser, but if it contains a search box and links called “Free Streaming Radio, News, and iHeartRadio, it most likely belongs to the potentially unwanted program. It might be obvious, but if it is not, you can bookmark all of the links provided by the extension’s toolbar if you like them. In other words, you can access your favorite radio stations online just as quickly, even if you do not keep Free Streaming Radio on your browser.
For users who decide that they do not want a potentially unwanted program on their system or do not like the way this extension works, we advise removing it. One of the ways to get rid of Free Streaming Radio is to remove it from Google Chrome through its extensions manager. The removal guide available below can guide you through this process. However, if you prefer using automatic features, we recommend scanning your computer with a reputable antimalware tool that could eliminate Free Streaming Radio for you.
Delete Free Streaming Radio
- Open Google Chrome.
- Paste this link: chrome://extensions into the browser’s address bar.
- Press Enter and search for Free Streaming Radio.
- Tap Remove and exit Extensions menu.
- Restart your browser.
In non-techie terms:
Free Streaming Radio can be encountered by Google Chrome users who like to listen to the radio online. As you see, the application offers links to websites that allow stream radio programs free of charge. Besides providing the mentioned links, the tool might also change your homepage and new tab page. Also, the extension may ask permission to read your browsing history, which some users might view as a violation of their privacy. If you do not want the application to be able to read your history or change your browser preferences, you could eliminate Free Streaming Radio by following the removal guide available a bit above this paragraph. On the other hand, if you want to use a security tool, you could employ a reputable antimalware tool that could erase the potentially unwanted program for you.