What is Baboom?

If you like listening to live radio stations while browsing the web, you might find Baboom as a choice; however, this application may not be the best for you, to say the least. As a matter of fact, it is an unreliable web player that has been categorized as adware by our malware researchers at This ad-supported app may present you with certain system security risks either in the form of third-party advertising or by being distributed together with other malware infections. We do not think that it is worth downloading or keeping an application with such unfavourable potentials. Removing Baboom from your computer is necessary if you want to keep your PC secure. In order to understand our verdict more and learn how you can handle the issues with regard to this adware, please continue reading this report.testtesttest

Where does Baboom come from?

There is an official website to promote this questionable app, which you can find at But the first suspicious trait exhibits when you actually try to download this app, which is indeed a Google Chrome browser extension. Of course, it is already not an advantage that you could only listen to your favourite radio stations if and when you are using Chrome. So what if you prefer Mozilla Firefox? Even if you are a Chrome user, you will be disappointed when you press the assigned button for download, because it does not seem to function at all. Nothing happens.

Well, you can actually find Baboom directly in the Chrome web store and you even may think that if this app is there, it must be a reliable one. You need to know that there are lots of unreliable extensions too available for download in that web store. Google keeps trying to remove all questionable and suspicious ones as far as we can tell. That is why it is possible that this adware will also be blocked sometime in the near future.

Baboom is made even more suspicious by another method of distribution it applies. We have found this adware being spread in freeware bundles that contain other infections. So, if you have this adware on-board, you are likely to have other infections as well. Deleting Baboom will not solve your security issues in that case; it is strongly advised to scan your system for other threats.

What does Baboom do?

This browser extension is supposed to enable you “to listen to live radio stations directly from your browser while surfing the web.” It is possible that you cannot always reach and listen to your favourite radio stations though. This adware was created by Linkury Inc., which is a company that seems to be specialized in developing advertising-supported free programs, such as Linkury Smartbar. Once Baboom is installed, it may start displaying third-party ads. Here is what the Privacy Policy discloses about these:

Users may find advertising or other content on our Service that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control, guarantee or endorse the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Service.

Do you feel safe to click on any ads shown by this app? Keep in mind that it is enough to click on one single corrupted link or ad, and you might get redirected to a malicious website. Keeping this unreliable extension on your PC simply raises the possibility of being exposed to schemers.

How do I remove Baboom?

You are clearly much better off removing Baboom and the only question left is the “how.” Fortunately for you, it is the easiest thing to clear your computer from this risk source. Since this adware only affects Google Chrome, all you need to do is take care of the extension in that browser. If you have never removed extensions, please follow our instructions below to make sure you get rid of Baboom. However, do not forget about the other related threats that may be endangering your system right now as you are reading this article. The best solution is to install a reliable antimalware program that will protect your computer from all known infections.

Remove Baboom from your browser

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to More Tools.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Choose the extension and click on the recycle bin on the right.
  4. Click Remove in the pop-up.
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