Are you launch your favorite browser and don’t see usual homepage, which is set earlier? The Luckysite123.com is the first thing that pop up once you launch your web-browser? It means that your web-browser has become the victim of malware from the group of browser hijackers. If you get it on your PC system, this malware can modify the web-browser’s settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default. So, the Luckysite123.com can be opened when you create a new tab in your web-browser, or when you try to search for any information within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, because the infection replaces the internet browser’s search engine. It is important, do not use this web site and do not click on ads placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading web-pages. The best option is to use the instructions posted below to free your PC of browser hijacker, remove Luckysite123.com homepage and thereby restore your favorite home page and search engine.
The Luckysite123.com hijacker infection usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The hijacker will perform a scan of the personal computer for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://luckysite123.com/’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the internet browser, you will see the Luckysite123.com annoying site.
The Luckysite123.com browser hijacker may also alter the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the Net. The reason for this is that the Luckysite123.com search results may display lots of advertisements, links to malicious and misleading pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The Luckysite123.com hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters internet browser settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker infection can install additional web-browser addons, extensions and modules that will display ads and popups. And finally, the Luckysite123.com browser hijacker infection can collect a wide variety of personal information like what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties. Therefore it is very important to clean your PC as soon as possible and thereby remove Luckysite123.com search, as well as other malware and ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which can be installed onto your personal computer along with it.
How can you prevent the Luckysite123.com browser hijacker
How to manually remove Luckysite123.com
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Luckysite123.com . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove Luckysite123.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Luckysite123.com startpage
- Remove Luckysite123.com redirect from Chrome
- Get redi of Luckysite123.com redirect in Mozilla Firefox
- Delete Luckysite123.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
Remove Luckysite123.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Luckysite123.com startpage
When the hijacker is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://luckysite123.com/” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will open an annoying web page.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 such as “http://luckysite123.com/” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Luckysite123.com redirect from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been modified by Luckysite123.com browser hijacker.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Luckysite123.com redirect in Mozilla Firefox
First, run the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Luckysite123.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click 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 Luckysite123.com hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page and search provider by default to default state.
How to uninstall Luckysite123.com hijacker with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Luckysite123.com hijacker infection manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malware, toolbars and adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for Luckysite123.com hijacker. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a step-by-step instructions on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes.
Block Luckysite123.com and other unwanted sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an program that blocks access to harmful advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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After the download is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 launch your PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, web sites such Luckysite123.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Scan your computer and remove Luckysite123.com redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove browser hijacker like Luckysite123.com, malware and ad supported software in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the download is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown on the screen below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to start checking your PC for the Luckysite123.com hijacker infection and other malware and adware.
When it has finished scanning is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Now your system should be clean of the Luckysite123.com startpage. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware, browser hijackers and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker, harmful programs and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Luckysite123.com from your browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.