LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar is?

If you have found this report, you might already know that LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and you might already have reasons to delete it from your web browsers. At the time of research, the toolbar was compatible with three of the most popular web browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and, of course, Chrome. If several or all of these browsers are active on your PC, it is unlikely that you will find the toolbar installed on all of them, but you should check to be 100% sure. Although it manifests differently depending on the browser, we suggest removing LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar from all of them. If you care only about the elimination, you can find the instructions below. If you have not made up your mind yet, keep reading this report.

Why did you install LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar? Was it because this toolbar promises access to 1500 online radio stations and because it should allow you to watch music videos, stream podcasts, and find lyrics to your favorite songs? These promises are represented via liveradiosweeper.com/index.jhtml, which is the official download page for the toolbar. If you install it onto Chrome, you are presented with an installer originally hosted on the Chrome web store. If you install it onto Firefox or IE browsers, you are asked to check a box indicating your agreement to have the homepage modified as well. This is where you should get worried. It is odd to be forced to change browser settings just to be able to install an add-on; or, in the case for IE users, to install an application. Our research team has found that the developer of the toolbar – Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. – can force to change the homepage when users install EasyFileConvert Toolbar, OnlineFormFinder Toolbar, OnlineMapSearch Toolbar, and various other toolbars. Although they are not completely identical, we suggest removing all of them for the same reasons.

As you might have witnessed yourself, LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar presents links to popular websites (e.g., facebook.com, gmail.com, instagram.com), as well as live radio-related websites. Obviously, radio and podcasts are not streamed directly from the toolbar, which, of course, is highly disappointing. At the end of the day, you do not even need to acquire the toolbar if you can access the same websites from your browser. Of course, this is not a reason to consider deleting LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar. We suggest that because it uses the good name of Google to expose you to advertisements. The “enhanced by Google” tag attached to the search tool indicates that the search service is somehow linked to this popular and well-known search engine. Although search.myway.com exploits it, the results shown via it are likely to be strongly influenced by the suspicious search tool.

Whether or not you choose to delete LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar from your web browsers, you need to scan your operating system as soon as possible. Hopefully, the scanner will find no threats, but if it does, you need to make sure that you assess and remove all of them. When it comes to the toolbar, you can delete it manually, and we have created a guide showing how to do that depending on your browser. As you can see, to remove LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar from Internet Explorer, you actually need to uninstall an application from your computer. You can also choose to install anti-malware software, which is the smartest move if you find that you need to delete quite a few malicious programs that are identified as threats.

Remove LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar

Google Chrome:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E to launch Explorer:
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the Default folder or {unique profile name} folder if multiple profiles exist.
  4. Delete the folder named Bdgekjdcgjjbgkhaphfidhfmppeebahn in these folders:
    • Extensions
    • Local Extension Settings
    • Sync Extension Settings

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+E keys to launch Explorer.
  2. Enter %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ into the bar at the top.
  3. Open the {unique profile name} folder.
  4. Delete the file named onlinemapsearch_jb.
  5. Next, open the folder named extensions.
  6. Delete the file named _jbMembers_@www.onlinemapsearch.com.

To eliminate the toolbar from Internet Explorer, you have to uninstall an application called LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.

Uninstall from Windows 10 or Windows 8:

  1. Tap Win+R keys on the keyboard to launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel into the dialog box and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program menu and Uninstall the unwanted program.

Uninstall from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows icon on the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel and then navigate to the Uninstall a program menu.
  3. Right-click the undesirable application and choose Uninstall.

Uninstall from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start menu icon on the Taskbar.
  2. Open Control Panel and then move to the Add or Remove Programs menu.
  3. Remove the undesirable program.

In non-techie terms:

All things considered, LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar is not a highly beneficial tool, and the search tool it promotes is quite suspicious. This potentially unwanted program might force you to install the search tool if you use Firefox or Internet Explorer browser, and that is very strange. Overall, whichever browser you use, we advise deleting LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar without further hesitation. Obviously, the main reason to do that is the suspicious search tool, and, unfortunately, you cannot separate the two. To eliminate the toolbar, you can follow the instructions above, or you can install a trustworthy anti-malware tool. We suggest the latter option if you are dealing with more than one unreliable program.