Suddenly you find that Rad Rater pop-up ads when you are clicking a link or visiting a webpage? This article will detail step-by-step instructions on how to get rid of Rad Rater ads from computer and web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Keep reading.
What is Rad Rater?
Rad Rater is an application owned by SuperWeb LLC, classified as adware or PUP, which pops up ads when you are visiting shopping sites like Walmart, Ebay, Amazon, etc. These advertisements show up as boxing pop-ups that contain various coupons available or as linked keywords which will display the advertisements and claim that they are by Rad Rater when click.
Rad Rater website
Rad Rater itself claims enhance your browsing experience however it has a low rating among users. And this is probably because it often comes bundled with other software installers without the user’s permission or even knowledge. Besides, its constant pop-ups are considered really annoying or even irritating.
Often, people get Rad Rater by reckless installation of other software, freeware in particular from the Internet. The Rad Rater comes bundled with other software like Torn TV, Yontoo, 1ClickDownloader, FBPhotoZoom, etc. It can installs its program into the computer as well as its add-on onto most used internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Tips to Avoid Rad Rater Installing
Since Rad Rater often comes bundled with other software, to avoid installing it, you should pay close inspection when install software which is downloaded from the Internet. Please always opt for custom install in case of anything unwanted bundled to install as well.
How to Remove Rad Rater Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)
To remove Rad Rater from your computer and internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) completely, please follow the guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a reply below and we will try our best to help you to resolve your problem.
Tips for safely surfing the internet
Step 1 Uninstall Rad Rater and all suspicious PUP from computer
Uninstall Rad Rater program and any potentially unwanted programs(manually)
Option: automatically uninstall with uninstalling tool
♥Note: To ensure your PC is totally free from potentially unwanted programs, you are requeried to find out and remove Rad Rater and any other PUPs installing along with it.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Rad Rater and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Rad Rater and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Uninstall with uninstalling tool
(Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud System Booster) is a free tool specializing in uninstalling all kinds of application installing on computer. The “Resent Installed” tab it designs lists all programs installed recently and you can find Rad Rater and its bundled PUP easily in the dropdown list.
Install and start Could System Booster
Start it and click the arrow at the lower right corner and then click on “ToolBox“→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
Please note that Perfect Scan feature is to scan for and remove leftover items of Rad Rater in the registry and on the hard drive, which is necessary for ensuring that the Rad Rater application has been uninstalled completely from computer. Because this feature is only supported by pro version, so please upgrade Cloud System Booster into pro version here: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php.
Step 2 Eliminate Rad Rater extension and plugin from all of browsers
After uninstall malicious Rad Rater program from computer, you need to repair your browsers which are hijacked by Rad Rater extension. Because it controls your browsers to inject ads into web randomly and monitor your online privacy, we can’t allow this malicious behavior to go on.
Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 3) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.
Removal process demonstration:
1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster and install it according its navigation.
Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar
Remove the related add-on from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.
–Or you can choose to manually remove the Rad Rater extension from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on the Rad Rater extensiion and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of the Rad Rater extension.
Locate Rad Rater extensionand then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
Chances are that this Rad Rater extension cannot be remove from Google Chrome, and you will see the error message: This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled. The guide below will walk you through solving this persistent extension.
Guide on removing managed extension from Chrome
1. Note the ID of extension on Chrome and close Google Chrome
2. Delete registry entries that contains this ID
a. Open registry editor
For Windows 8 users: Move the mouse pointer to the right side corner → select Search → search for “regedit”
For Windows 7 users: Click on Start button → type “regedit” in the Search Programs and Files field
For Windows XP users: Click on Start button → select Run
b. Find the registry entries of this managed extension and delete it
Press Ctrl and F at the same time, then paste the ID and click Find Next button.
Right click the registry entries that contain the ID of the managed extension and that under the ExtensionInstallForcelist directory.
3. Remove this managed extension’s files
a. Show hidden files and folders
Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options > View > “Hidden Files and Folders” > Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders > Apply
b. Locate its files folder and delete it
The location of this folder: Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Users > Your user name > AppData > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data > Default > Extensions
Right click the folder name as the ID of the managed extension and click on Delete to remove it.
Now the Rad Rater extension should have been removed from Chrome.
Step 3 Remove residual junk files and invalid registry entries from your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of the risk including adware, PUP and extension and other viruses which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.
Download Cloud System Booster:
2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had their computers infected with Rad Rater adware via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Step 4 Web guard for blocking pop-up ads
Here you can choose the Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate to help you block any ads and pop-up that bother your browsing experience. it is based on a huge online database to help you filter most annoying advertisements.
Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate download:
Start it and turn on the ad-blocking pattern.
Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker ultimate will only be free used for 15 days. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.
Once the pattern of “real-time block” turned on, Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate will automatically analyzes your web content based on its huge and constantly updated database in real time. You can turn on this feature to block ads at any time you want.
Tips for Safely Surfing Online
( to avoid being infected with Rad Rater in the future again)
To surf the internet safely, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.
To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker Ultimate to keep you surf safe online.
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.
3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.
4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data and start their web guard feature.
If you use Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software_
Anvi Smart Defender is a antivirus software specializing in detecting and removing various virus, malware, trojan and PUP, etc. At the same time, its real-time web guard is powerful.
Just click Guard button after you run it and then click “off” button to start its 24 hours web guard.
Because its feature “Guard” is pro, so you have to purchase it:
5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.