The appearance of Luckysite123 startpage in your internet browser means that your PC system is infected with browser hijacker, which makes changes to the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge settings, replacing the startpage, new tab page and default search engine. So, if you find that when you start your internet browser, it shows this annoying web site, then you don’t need to wait . Perform the guide below and get rid of Luckysite123 homepage as quickly as possible.
The Luckysite123 browser hijacker can alter settings of the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that unwanted software like this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Luckysite123 unwanted page every time running the web-browser.
The Luckysite123 infection may also change the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the Internet. The reason for this is that the Luckysite123 search results may display a lot of advertisements, links to malicious and misleading web sites. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
We suggest you to remove Luckysite123 homepage and clean your personal computer ASAP, until the presence of the hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. Complete the guide below that will allow you to completely remove Luckysite123 redirect, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
Tips to prevent Luckysite123 and other unwanted software
Disregarding the basic computer security practices like no antivirus program installed, installation of unknown applications and free applications which may be bundled with hijacker, as well as computer virus infection are the possible causes of web-browser redirect. Moreover, random visits to an unknown and untrusted sites, when you click on the search results from Google (Yahoo, Bing) or links on the Internet, when the PC system is not protected with a software that may block access to malicious sites, it can also lead to the fact that instead of your start page, the internet browser will be redirected to Luckysite123 or other unwanted web pages.
How to manually remove Luckysite123
This useful removal guide for the Luckysite123 . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to uninstall Luckysite123 let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove Luckysite123 associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Luckysite123 redirect
- Remove Luckysite123 startpage from Firefox
- Remove Luckysite123 from Chrome
- Get rid of Luckysite123 redirect in IE
Remove Luckysite123 associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows button , then click 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 in the figure below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Luckysite123 redirect
Once the hijacker is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will show an annoying web-site.
To clear the 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 like “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Luckysite123 startpage from Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below
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 as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Luckysite123 hijacker. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Luckysite123 from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been modified by Luckysite123 browser hijacker infection.
- First launch the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Luckysite123 redirect in IE
First, run the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Luckysite123 hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state.
How to remove Luckysite123 automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely delete browser hijacker from the infected PC. This is because the browser hijacker can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and uninstall completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the browser hijacker again infect your computer and alter its settings to Luckysite123. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove browser hijacker manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the operating system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your PC by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for the browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Luckysite123. When a malware is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing Luckysite123 hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
I recomend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove browser hijacker and other malware.
Block Luckysite123 and other annoying web pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and harmful web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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After the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages such Luckysite123, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Scan your system and get rid of Luckysite123 homepage with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove browser hijacker such as Luckysite123, malware and adware in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge 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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After downloading is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” for scanning your personal computer for the Luckysite123 hijacker and other malware and adware.
Once the system scan is finished is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Now your computer should be clean of the Luckysite123 virus. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new browser hijackers, malware and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to uninstall Luckysite123 homepage from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.