It’s no secret that you may run the risk of getting adware infection when surfing the Internet, especially when your computer is not well protected. If you are sure that your computer has been infected by adware, you’d better take immediate action to remove it out of your PC so as to avoid unwanted problems. In this article, we will talk about a type of adware called LuckyBrowse. If your computer has been unfortunately infected by this adware and you are looking for the effective guide to remove it, then you can continue reading.
Know about Adware
Adware is any software program that can cause advertising pop-ups or banners on your computer without any consent. It often comes bundled with the software application package that users download and install on their PCs (Read more here).
Introduction of LuckyBrowse
LuckyBrowse appears to be a useful application that helps enhance your browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices for you. But in fact, it is considered as adware that brings some negative effects to your. Like many other types of adware program, LuckyBrowse will be integrated into some freeware that you may easily download from the Internet. Once the software you really need is installed, this adware gets installed together. That is to say, this adware often enters a targeted computer in a secret way. After having this adware on your computer, you may suffer from a series of problems, ranging from minor nuisances such as pop-up ads to identity theft. Even more serious is that your credit card numbers and passwords could end up being stolen by hacker and you wouldn’t know it has happened until the damage is done.
As soon as getting installed, this adware will start carrying out some activities. It modifies your browser settings and then displays a number of pop-up ads and banners which have a relation with your browsing habits. Yes, you guess it! This adware is able to collect, store and share your personal information with other parties for marketing, advertising, and analytics purposes. This information includes information about your computer system such as IP address, unique identifier number, hardware, software, configuration, operating system, browser, other connected devices, applications, usage patterns, capability, and performance. It also includes information about your online data, like browsing activity, demographics, location, and interests, such as websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and specific content displayed or accessed, including advertisements, items in your online shopping carts, and other products or services of interest to you.
Since LuckyBrowse may lower your browser security level by changing the browser settings, and hence other types of malware like Trojans, worms and spyware may take the chance to sneak into your computer. They may damage files in your system, disable your security tools, redirect you to phishing websites, record your keystrokes, and steal your confidential information and data.
How Do You Know Your PC Is Getting LuckyBrowse Infection?
When the adware gets installed your computer, it will alter your browser settings without any consent. As a result, you may notice that your homepage/startup page is changed to another one that you have never heard of. Besides, your default search engine may be replaced by an unknown one. In addition, this adware will pop up scads of ads almost on every page you are browsing. Those ads can be specified through phrases like “Ads by LuckyBrowse”, “Brought by LuckyBrowse”, or “Powered by LuckyBrowse”. The following is a screenshot of the ads shown by this adware:
Besides, the adware may decrease speed of the network connection and performance of your computer. If you find that your computer runs slowly and it takes a longer time to access the desired websites, it may indicates existence of adware on your PC.
Malware Prevention Tips:
- Use a Firewall and AntiVirus program.
- Update your software patches timely.
- Download software only from reliable sources.
- Select the Custom or Advance installation mode when installing software.
- Read the End User License Agreement for all software you download and install.
- Don’t open email attachments sent from unknown people.
- Don’t click on fake security windows popping up on your browsers.
- Don’t receive sharing files from people you don’t know or trust.
- Don’t browse malicious websites and click the suspicious links within them.
Instruction to Remove LuckyBrowse Adware Completely
The following are some steps that help remove the adware and any other existing threats on your PC. You can start the removal from the first step and once the adware is completely removed, you can stop.
Step 1: Remove all components of the adware from your system with SpyHunter.
Click the download button below to download SpyHunter-intaller.exe on your PC right now!
Then, follow the instructions below to install SpyHunter on your PC and run it to remove all malicous components effectively!
1. Double-click SpyHunter-Installer.exe that you have saved on your PC. Click Run when a dialog box pops up.
2. Then, select your prefered language and click on the OK button to start the installation process.
3. Click on the CONTINUE button to proceed.
5. Click on the EXIT button when the installation comes to the last step.
6. Now, click the Scan Computer Now button to scan your system.
7. Once the scanning is done, click Fix Threats button to remove all detected threats.
Step 2: Remove the adware related extension from your browsers manually.
The adware may add its related extension onto your web browsers. To completely remove this adware, you need to check all your extensions, find and remove/disable any extension installed by LuckyBrowse.
1. Open IE, click Tools or the IE menu (gear icon) in the top right corner, and then select Manage add-ons from the drop-down menu.
2. Then,a window will open and show you all currently installed extensions. Look for and select the suspicious extension, and then click on the Disable button.
1. Open Firefox, click on Tools or the Open menu (3-bar icon) in the top right corner, and select Add-ons from the dropdown menu.
2. In the open window, look for any suspicious extension, and click the Remove button to remove it.
1. Open Chrome, click the Chrome menu (3-bar icon) in the upper right corner, select More Tools and click on Extensions.
2. In the open window, search for the extension related to LuckyBrowse and click on the trashcan icon next to it.
3. Click the Remove button, when a small dialog box pops up to ask for confirmation of the removal.
Step 3 (optional): Reset homepage and search engine of your browsers.
If you find that your browser homepage and default search engine have been replaced by unknown ones, then you can follow the steps below to reset them to your favarite ones.
1. Open Internet Explorer browser, click Tools and select Internet Options.
2. Click the General tab, remove the unwanted website URL, enter the URL of website you like, and click OK.
3. In the right top corner of the browser window, click on the inverted triangle icon, and select Manage Search Providers.
4. In the open window, set the search engine you prefer as the default, and then remove the unwanted search engine by right clicking it and selecting the Remove option.
1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser, click on Tools, and then click on Options.
2. In the open window, locate the Home Page field, remove the unwanted website URL and enter the website URL you like.
3. Click on the Search tab on the left side, under One-click search engines, select the unwanted search engine and click on the Remove button.
1. Open Google Chrome browser, in the top-right corner, click the Chrome menu (3-bar icon) and click Settings.
2. Under On startup, click Set Pages next to Open the New Tab page.
3. In the pop-up window, remove the unwanted UR, enter your favorite one and click OK.
4. Under Appearance, check the box Show Home button and click Change.
5. When a small window pops up, remove the unwanted URL from the Open this page filed, put the one you prefer there and click OK.
6. Under Search, click Manage search engine…, set your the search engine you like as the default, remove the unwanted one by clicking on the X button, and then click Done.
Step 4 (optional): Run Malwarebytes to perform a full system to check whether your PC has been clean.
Click the download button below to download Malwarebytes setup file on your PC right now!
Then, follow the steps below to install Malwarebytes on your PC and run it to perform a full system scan immediately!
1. Double click on the Malwarebytes setup file you have downloaded, and click on the Run button when a dialog box opens.
2. Select your preferred language and click the OK button.
3. Click I accept the agreement, and click Next.
4. Then, follow the setup wizards to start insatllation of Malwarebytes. When it comes to the last step, click the Finish button to exit the setup.
5. Then, Malwarebytes will run automatically. Click Scan Now to start a full system scan for any hidden threats.
6. The scanning process will last 10 or more minutes. Please wait until the scanning is done.
7. Once the scanning finishes, you will be shown the threat scan result. Make sure every item is selected, and then click the Remove Selected button to remove all detected threats.
After accomplishing the steps above, LuckyBrowse should be removed from your computer now. If you still have problem with the removal, you can try contacting the tech support of SpyHunter (note: this is only for premium user, so you need to upgrade to the regisered version after you download SpyHunter on your PC), who will serve you wholeheartedly and fix your issues finally.
The following video offers a complete guide for LuckyBrowse adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!