The Luckysearches.com is a hijacker from the big family of browser hijackers that modifies the settings of internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. It will lead to the fact that when you start a browser, it will always be forced to open Luckysearches.com , even as your homepage has been set to a completely different page. On current date, the hijacker infection continues to increase the number of computers that have been infected.
The Luckysearches.com browser hijacker can change the settings of the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a parasites like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the internet browser to see Luckysearches.com annoying web page.
As mentioned above, Luckysearches.com hijacker also changes the web-browser’s search engine. So, your web-browser, when searching something, will show a hodgepodge of ads, links to malicious and misleading sites and search results of a big search engines like Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a browser’s search becomes impossible, it may also lead to slowing or even a system web-browser to freeze.
We suggest you to get rid of Luckysearches.com new tab and clean your computer as quickly as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide that will allow you to completely remove Luckysearches.com , using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to Luckysearches.com hijacker infection get installed onto PC
How to manually remove Luckysearches.com
This instructions will help you remove Luckysearches.com search. These Luckysearches.com removal steps work for the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web-browser or reboot your personal computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall Luckysearches.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Luckysearches.com start page
- Remove Luckysearches.com startpage from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Luckysearches.com in Firefox
- Remove Luckysearches.com startpage from Internet Explorer
Uninstall Luckysearches.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, for one simple reason, many freeware at its installation additionally set various unneeded programs that most often generate unwanted ads and redirect your browser to unknown web sites. So, remove the unneeded software may cleanup your browser from popups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Luckysearches.com start page
Once installed, this browser hijacker may add “http://www.luckysearches.com/” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will open the annoying home page.
Right click on the web-browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://www.luckysearches.com/” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. Click OK to save changes. You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Remove Luckysearches.com startpage from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus restore the homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been modified by the Luckysearches.com hijacker.
Start the Chrome. Click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. The web-browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and click on the “Reset settings” button. The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press on the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the browser settings including home page, newtab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Get rid of Luckysearches.com in Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as homepage, search engine by default have been changed by the browser hijacker infection, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Run the Firefox and press button to display the Tools menu. It opens the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will show the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Luckysearches.com browser hijacker infection. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove Luckysearches.com startpage from Internet Explorer
Run Internet Explorer, press ). Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next press Reset button. The IE will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove Luckysearches.com hijacker infection, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s homepage to default state.
Remove Luckysearches.com virus with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove Luckysearches.com hijacker infection manually is difficult and often infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your PC.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for the hijacker that cause a redirect to Luckysearches.com. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove Luckysearches.com hijacker related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block Luckysearches.com and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising banners and web-sites. Moreover, the software can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages such Luckysearches.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Luckysearches.com is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Luckysearches.com.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Luckysearches.com removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Luckysearches.com removal.
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