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Royal Raid

Royal Raid is an unwanted application with potentially dangerous tendencies. Royal Raid is flagged as an Adware type of computer virus.

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The Royal Raid Ads will display pop up windows and messages

Adware is a form of malicious software. Its name comes from the combination of the words advertisements and malware. It is widely regarded as a low-to-medium priority danger but one that has to be understood correctly and removed as soon as possible.

True to its name, this malware will subject you to a constant stream of unwanted ads whether they be in the form of a pop-up, banner or a whole page, one thing is sure – the experience can only be described as very annoying and borderland infuriating. Then there are the website redirects. Explanation – you want to open a certain web page, instead or in addition to it another one pops-up. It is not a mistake and it’s not your fault, this is the malware’s doing.

What are the dangers associated with Royal Raid Ads?

Let’s start with something that you may have noticed – the displayed ads are related in some way to your recent web page visits and searches. While this is not a unique occurrence, we all know that google and other big companies are collecting data from our web activity, it is very suspicious and troubling because the one accessing and gathering your personal information is some unknown entity, for whom our only information is that he creates adware applications. Not a great endorsement by a long shot. For this reason we recommend changing your user names and passwords but only after you’ve dealt with.

It is also very important to understand something and refrain from doing it at all costs – the majority of the advertisements would be completely fake and you will gain nothing from interacting with them. Quite the contrary, one of the main purposes of this type of malware is to deceive the infected user into installing even more malicious software, which is often times more dangerous and harmful than the original perpetrator. So it is very important to avoid clicking in the ads in the first place and never downloading anything suggested by the virus.


Name Royal Raid
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Different forms of unwanted ads, browser redirects.
Distribution Method Software bundles, infected executable files.
Detection Tool

Remove Royal Raid Ads 

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide

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Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

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Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

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Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

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Royal Raid Ads  Remove Royal Raid from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  Royal Raid Ads —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Royal Raid Ads —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Royal Raid Ads Remove Royal Raid from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  Royal Raid Ads  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Royal Raid AdsRemove Royal Raid from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

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Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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Bert L. Jackson

Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

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