The appearance of Myluckysurfing.com as your start page often means your machine has been infected by the potentially unwanted program from the browser hijacker family and your browser’s settings like the newtab page, start page and search provider by default should have been changed by it without your knowledge. In this way, makers of the browser hijacker force you to use their web site, and thereby boost traffic of the web-page to generate revenue.
Besides the fact that Myluckysurfing.com hijacker changes your home page, this undesired page can set yourself as your search provider. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of a lot of advertisements, links to unwanted and ad pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search providers. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the World Wide Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Myluckysurfing.com browser hijacker can collect lots of user information, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Table of contents
- What is Myluckysurfing.com
- How to remove Myluckysurfing.com from personal computer
- Manual Myluckysurfing.com startpage removal
- Uninstalling the Myluckysurfing.com, check the list of installed programs first
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by Myluckysurfing.com
- Delete Myluckysurfing.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete Myluckysurfing.com from Internet Explorer
- Remove Myluckysurfing.com start page from Chrome
- Scan your computer and remove Myluckysurfing.com with free tools
- Manual Myluckysurfing.com startpage removal
- Block Myluckysurfing.com and other undesired web-sites
- How did Myluckysurfing.com browser hijacker get on your PC
- Finish words
While redirecting, your web-browser’s status bar may show the following messages: ‘Waiting for Myluckysurfing.com’, ‘Transferring data from Myluckysurfing.com’, ‘Looking up Myluckysurfing.com’, ‘Read Myluckysurfing.com’, ‘Connected to Myluckysurfing.com’.
Most often, the Myluckysurfing.com browser hijacker affects most common browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge. But such hijackers as well can infect other internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web browser, it will show Myluckysurfing.com page. Even if you setup your homepage again, the intrusive Myluckysurfing.com web site will be the first thing that you see when you launch the internet browser.
It’s important, don’t use Myluckysurfing.com site and don’t click on advertisements placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading pages. The best option is to use the tutorial posted below to clean your computer of hijacker, remove the Myluckysurfing.com , and thereby revert back your favorite home page and search engine.
How to remove Myluckysurfing.com from personal computer
There present several free browser hijacker removal utilities. Also it is possible to remove Myluckysurfing.com home page manually. But we suggest to combine all these ways below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or restart your computer.
Manual Myluckysurfing.com startpage removal
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Myluckysurfing.com from the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge browsers.
Uninstalling the Myluckysurfing.com, check the list of installed programs first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted software, ‘ad supported’ software software and browser hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by Myluckysurfing.com
Important to know, most antimalware programs which are able to remove hijacker infection, but unable to find and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge web browsers manually.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser as on the image below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field like below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are redirected to the Myluckysurfing.com intrusive web site.
Delete Myluckysurfing.com redirect from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your FF is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to Myluckysurfing.com web-site.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Myluckysurfing.com hijacker infection. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Myluckysurfing.com from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web-browser settings such as start page, newtab page and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove Myluckysurfing.com browser hijacker, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab page, homepage and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Myluckysurfing.com home page from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the browser hijacker, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by hijacker.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the procedure of cleaning. When it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including new tab page, start page and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Scan your computer and remove Myluckysurfing.com with free tools
In order to completely get rid of Myluckysurfing.com, you not only need to delete it from the internet browsers, but also get rid of all its components in your system including Windows registry entries. We suggest to download and run free removal utilities to automatically clean your system of Myluckysurfing.com hijacker.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Myluckysurfing.com startpage
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can get rid of ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs, hijacker infections and other malicious software from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
Download Zemana anti-malware on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After downloading is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana anti malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically launch and you may see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker . A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once the checking is done, a list of all items detected is produced. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana anti-malware will start removing Myluckysurfing.com hijacker and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Automatically get rid of Myluckysurfing.com with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Myluckysurfing.com hijacker manually is difficult and often the hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and ad-supported software that your system may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
- After downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your system. Open a file location. 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 perform a system scan for the hijacker infection that reroutes your browser to the Myluckysurfing.com undesired web-page. This task may take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- As the scanning ends, it’ll show you the results. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video offers a step-by-step guidance on how to remove browser hijacker with Malwarebytes.
Scan your computer and delete Myluckysurfing.com with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that may be downloaded and run to remove browser hijacker infections, adware, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and other threats from your personal computer. You can run this tool to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: October 27, 2017
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After downloading is complete, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out Myluckysurfing.com browser hijacker and browser’s malicious addons. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the scan is done, it’ll display a scan report. Next, you need to click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your machine, click “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Block Myluckysurfing.com and other undesired web-sites
Using an adblocker application such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker software will also protect you from harmful advertisements and pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to Myluckysurfing.com and similar web-sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guide as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, sites such Myluckysurfing.com, as well as other harmful 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 can be found on your desktop.
How did Myluckysurfing.com browser hijacker get on your PC
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your computer should be free from browser hijacker, adware and malware. The Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer display Myluckysurfing.com intrusive startpage 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.