84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Radsteroids?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
89% remove it11% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #21,996
United States Rank #23,150
Reach 0.0091%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.28 days
273.79 days >
Average installed length: 143.85 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.7.31 1.12%
2.7.21 21.23%
2.7.19 21.23%
2.7.18 7.26%
2.7.16 2.79%
2.7.13 0.56%
2.7.12 17.32%
2.6.79 2.23%
2.6.78 24.02%
2.6.71 0.56%
2.6.65 1.68%

Radsteroids

What is Radsteroids?

Distributed by Creative Island Media/Injekt LLC and bundles various adware components as well as injects advertisements in the user's web browser.

From the terms of service (www.radsteroids.com/terms.html):
"Applications may be supported by advertising, which may include display ads (banner ads), text ads, in-text ads (e.g. keyword highlighting), interstitial ads, pop up ads, pop under ads, or other types of ads. Users may see additional ads when using their Internet browser or other software applications.

Additional, optional offers may be presented to the user for download. Any new Applications selected in these offers by you may be downloaded and installed automatically. Further, additional software applications may be installed without prior notice, but instead a notice may be provided after the software has been installed.

Applications may modify or disable features or functionality of Other Applications or Other Applications’ shortcuts. This includes, but is not limited to, modifying Other Applications’ shortcuts so that they are started in a modified state or so that they start similar or nearly identical applications with modified or enhanced functionality."

About  (from Deals Interactive Media)

In order to keep Radsteroids free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Radsteroids is installed. We do not allow any really annoying ads, sexual content, or intrusive media; we've only partnered with high-quality ad providers to deliver the best user experience possible, w...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Radsteroids.
RadsteroidsService.exe (bf6d6ac56db610c726923a4b11b0acf1) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 8.9703 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.A
Malwarebytes v2014.04.30.12 PUP.Optional.Radsteroids.A
Radsteroids has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.radsteroids.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\radsteroids
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Radsteroids\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Estimated size: 1.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Radsteroids

Program executable:RadsteroidsService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Radsteroids Service
Path:C:\ProgramData\radsteroids\RadsteroidsService.exe
MD5:bf6d6ac56db610c726923a4b11b0acf1
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) RadsteroidsService.exe - Radsteroids Service
  • Radsteroids.exe - Radsteroids
  • Radsteroids64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • RadsteroidsService.exe runs as a service named 'Radsteroids' (Radsteroids) "Provides system level support for Radsteroids.".

How do I remove Radsteroids?

You can uninstall Radsteroids from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Radsteroids, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Radsteroids.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 45%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 89%
Keep it 11%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.93%
Windows 10 44.69%
Windows XP 4.47%
Windows Vista 3.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.84%
Windows 8.1 27.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.94%
Windows 8 7.82%
Windows 7 Professional 4.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.69%
  United Kingdom 16.08%
  India 15.58%
  Italy 7.04%
  Australia 6.03%
  Canada 6.03%
  Brazil 4.02%
  France 3.52%
  Germany 2.01%
  Spain 0.50%
  Netherlands 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.11%
Acer 19.26%
Dell 16.30%
Toshiba 11.11%
ASUS 8.89%
Lenovo 8.15%
Intel 3.70%
Samsung 0.74%
Medion 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.83%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.50%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 5520 1.67%
LENOVO 10099 1.67%

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