If you see My lucky 123 show up on your browser’s screen, then is a clear indication of the browser hijacker infection’s presence. The malicious software from the browser hijacker family rewrites your homepage and search engine. Being infected by browser hijacker infection, the undesired My lucky 123 page will appear when you open a new tab page, or surf the Net. Further into the blog post we will give you more information about this browser hijacker infection, but know that the best way to handle the My lucky 123 hijacker virus is to fully remove it from your PC system as quickly as possible.
The My lucky 123 virus may modify browsers settings, but often that the unwanted software may also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see My lucky 123 intrusive web page every time open the web-browser.
Table of contents
- What is My lucky 123
- My lucky 123 virus removal steps
- How to manually delete My lucky 123
- Remove My lucky 123 associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by My lucky 123
- Remove My lucky 123 from FF by resetting web-browser settings
- Delete My lucky 123 startpage from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove My lucky 123 virus from Google Chrome
- How to remove My lucky 123 start page with free programs
- How to manually delete My lucky 123
- Block My lucky 123 and other undesired web-pages
- How to My lucky 123 hijacker get installed onto computer
- Finish words
Being infected by My lucky 123 hijacker virus you will be forced to use its own search engine. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may show intrusive and malicious ads created to trick you into buying certain questionable programs or products, provide search results that may redirect your browser to some deceptive, misleading or malicious web-pages. We recommend that you use only the reliable search provider such as Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Often, the machine which has been infected with My lucky 123 browser hijacker virus, will be also infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that displays lots of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web pages, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate ads with malicious advertisements that will offer to download and install malware and unwanted software or visit the various dangerous and misleading web sites.
It is important, do not use My lucky 123 web-page and don’t click on advertisements placed on it, as they can lead you to a more dangerous or misleading sites. The best option is to use the guidance posted below to free your computer of browser hijacker, delete the My lucky 123 homepage, and thereby restore your favorite start page and search provider.
My lucky 123 virus removal steps
We can assist you get rid of My lucky 123 hijacker virus, without the need to take your computer to a professional. Simply follow the removal instructions below if you currently have the undesired browser hijacker on your computer and want to get rid of it. If you have any difficulty while trying to delete the browser hijacker infection, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your system.
How to manually remove My lucky 123
If you perform exactly the step by step guidance below you should be able to remove the My lucky 123 browser hijacker from your computer.
Remove My lucky 123 associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted applications, 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 MS 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 machine. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by My lucky 123
Unfortunately, the hijacker infection can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web browsers shortcuts}), so that the My lucky 123 home page will be displayed when you launch the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and IE or another browser.
Right click on the 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://site.address” 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 internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Remove My lucky 123 from FF by resetting web-browser settings
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the My lucky 123 browser hijacker virus. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Delete My lucky 123 start page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove My lucky 123 virus from Google Chrome
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the 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 click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your browser’s startpage, newtab and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to remove My lucky 123 startpage with free programs
There are not many good free antimalware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, ad supported software, browser hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted software. We suggest to run several applications, not just one. These programs which listed below will help you remove all components of the browser hijacker infection from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of My lucky 123 home page.
Delete My lucky 123 with Zemana Anti-malware
You can delete My lucky 123 redirect virus automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal utility because it can easily delete hijackers, PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana anti-malware on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the download is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, start the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana antimalware on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out browser hijacker . This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
When it has finished scanning your computer, a list of all items detected is produced. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana anti malware will begin removing My lucky 123 hijacker virus and other security threats. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
Run Malwarebytes to remove My lucky 123 home page
Manual My lucky 123 virus removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of browser hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out a browser hijacker virus which cause a redirect to My lucky 123. This task can take some time, so please be patient. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
If the problem with My lucky 123 virus is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to get rid of browser hijacker infections, ad-supported software, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You can run this tool to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then press Save.
- After the download is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out My lucky 123 hijacker and other malicious software and ‘ad supported’ software. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- When the system scan is complete, it will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your personal computer, click “OK”.
The tutorial shown in detail in the following video.
Block My lucky 123 and other undesired web-pages
Run an ad blocking utility like AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, adblocker programs will allow you to avoid annoying pop up advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, as well as other harmful or misleading web 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 may be found on your desktop.
How to My lucky 123 hijacker get installed onto computer
Now your computer should be free of the My lucky 123 virus. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up advertisements and annoying malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). 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, dangerous programs and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove My lucky 123 home page from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.