The Luckystarting.com is an unwanted web-page that installed as your homepage with the help of browser hijacker. Once started, it will change the settings of web-browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. So, every time when you run a internet browser, it’ll always be forced to show Luckystarting.com web page, even as your homepage has been set to a completely different web-page. On current date, this hijacker continues to increase the number of computers that have been infected.
Most often, the Luckystarting.com hijacker affects most common browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. But such hijacker infections as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the browser, it’ll open Luckystarting.com web-page. Even if you setup your homepage again, it is still the first thing you see when you run the browser will be the annoying Luckystarting.com web-page.
When your PC system is infected, every time you launch your web-browser you will see this web site. Of course you can setup your startpage again, but next time you start a browser you will see that Luckystarting.com return. As mentioned above, the hijacker may alter the default search engine on this annoying page too, so all your search queries will be redirected to Luckystarting.com. Thus the authors of the hijacker may collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to malicious web pages.
The Luckystarting.com hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters web browser settings, and blocks them from changing. Also this browser hijacker can install additional web browser addons, extensions and modules that will display advertisements and popups. And finally, the Luckystarting.com hijacker can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We recommend you to clean your PC system ASAP. Use the step-by-step instructions below that will help to remove Luckystarting.com home page and adware, which can be installed onto your system along with it.
How can you prevent the Luckystarting.com hijacker infection
How to manually remove Luckystarting.com
Without a doubt, the hijacker infection is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To delete this hijacker, you can use the manual removal which are given below or malware removal utility such as Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal which will allow you to remove Luckystarting.com homepage easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC system or in the case where hijacker is not removed automatically.
- Remove Luckystarting.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Luckystarting.com startpage
- Remove Luckystarting.com redirect from FF
- Get rid of Luckystarting.com homepage from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Luckystarting.com startpage from Internet Explorer
Delete Luckystarting.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 open the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Luckystarting.com startpage
When installed, this hijacker may add an argument similar “http://luckystarting.com/” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will open the annoying homepage.
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://luckystarting.com/” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
Remove Luckystarting.com redirect from FF
If the Firefox settings such as homepage and search engine by default have been modified by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Luckystarting.com browser hijacker. Once, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Luckystarting.com homepage from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been replaced by browser hijacker.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Luckystarting.com startpage from Internet Explorer
To restore the start page and search provider by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, open the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Luckystarting.com redirect with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Luckystarting.com manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mbam-setup as shown on the screen below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Luckystarting.com. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing Luckystarting.com hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains guide on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to block Luckystarting.com redirect
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the software can block the open 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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- Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-ups, sites such Luckystarting.com, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Luckystarting.com startpage is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of this browser hijacker, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to begin checking your computer for the Luckystarting.com hijacker.
- When it has finished scanning, the AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the instructions shown above, your machine should be clean from browser hijacker, ad supported software and malware. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer display Luckystarting.com unwanted home page on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.