Do you know what Play Now Radio is?
Play Now Radio is a potentially unwanted application classified as adware. It is promoted as an online radio streamer that allows you to listen to your favorite music on the Internet. However, due to the fact that Play Now Radio is a free application, it supports itself by displaying various commercial advertisements. These ads should be your biggest concern when it comes to computer security because they are often embedded with unreliable third-party links. Hence, you must remove Play Now Radio from your PC if you want to ensure that you stay away from potential malware threats.Play Now Radio screenshot
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We are not trying to say that Play Now Radio is a dangerous computer infection. In fact, our research lab team suggests that this program is more of a browser plug-in compatible with Google Chrome. Not to mention that Play Now Radio also has an official website where you can download the application. Nevertheless, we cannot overlook the fact that Play Now Radio might also be bundled with freeware. It means that the official homepage at playnowradio.com is not the only distribution source for this application. You might install Play Now Radio accidentally when you download some other application.
It is true that Play Now Radio can help you enjoy “millions of songs and thousands of artists”, but we need to take a look at the other side of this program. As it has been mentioned above, Play Now Radio needs to support by displaying commercial advertisements. Its creators receive money for embedding their contractors’ content into the ads. Consequently, they do not review what kind of links they are promoting, so even cybercriminals could make use of Play Now Radio, as long as they know how to do it.
What is more, Play Now Radio might leak your personal information to unreliable third parties. After all, in order to display the aforementioned advertisements, this program needs to collect information on what websites you visit and what you search for online. Then it shares this data with its partners, and when they finish analyzing the data, you receive custom-oriented advertisements.
It is obvious that Play Now Radio ads are annoying, and they disrupt your web browsing process. However, your biggest concern should be the fact that they might expose you to potentially dangerous websites that distribute malware. The ads will constantly be displayed because Play Now Radio starts automatically whenever you turn on your computer.
Uninstall Play Now Radio automatically and then scan your PC with a licensed computer security tool. There might be other unwanted programs on your computer, so you have to terminate them as well. Also, sometimes manual removal does not delete all the adware-related files; thus, you need to be sure that the system is safe and secure.
How to uninstall Play Now Radio
- Drag mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Play Now Radio.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and select Control panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and remove Play Now Radio.
- Press Windows key and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Play Now Radio.
In non-techie terms:
Play Now Radio is an adware application that might accidentally expose you to potential computer security threats. If you do not know how to remove all the files related to this program on your own, please refer to the removal instructions below this report.