If you find that your browser has become show the unwanted lucky-46-x.com pop-ups then it’s a sign that your computer is infected with malicious software from the adware family. The adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) is a form of unwanted software that can open lots of pop-up ads without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can redirect the internet browser on harmful and misleading sites. Also, if you seeing that the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge tries to load an unknown web-page, when you try to open a long-known web-page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in web browser’s address bar. You need to follow the few simple steps below and clean your computer from ad-supported software as quickly as possible. It’ll assist you to get rid of the redirect to lucky-46-x.com and any unwanted pop-up ads.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common web browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the unwanted lucky-46-x.com site. Even if you setup a new homepage, an annoying web page will be the first thing you see when you open the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
The adware may insert lots of ads directly to the sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising banners has been added by the creators of the web site. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your web browser on the lucky-46-x.com unwanted page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your computer.
How did lucky-46-x.com pop-ups get on your PC system
How to manually remove lucky-46-x.com pop-ups
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to remove the lucky-46-x.com ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or restart your computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete lucky-46-x.com redirect
- Delete lucky-46-x.com from Google Chrome
- Get rid of lucky-46-x.com advertisements from FF
- Remove lucky-46-x.com from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , 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.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete lucky-46-x.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying ads.
To clear the web-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 that starts with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete lucky-46-x.com from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been replaced by ad supported software.
- Now start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google 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 shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of lucky-46-x.com advertisements from FF
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click 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, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove lucky-46-x.com from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to lucky-46-x.com annoying web-page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your PC, it will show lucky-46-x.com unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete lucky-46-x.com ads automatically
You can remove lucky-46-x.com advertisements automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the 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” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your machine for the malware and ad-supported software that cause the lucky-46-x.com ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause lucky-46-x.com pop-ups. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of adware and other harmful software.
Stop lucky-46-x.com ads and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to harmful advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which 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 download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 launch automatically and stop advertisements, web-pages like lucky-46-x.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your machine and delete lucky-46-x.com advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility 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 finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware which cause a redirect to lucky-46-x.com ads.
Once the system scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the clean-up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be clean of the lucky-46-x.com pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and annoying harmful web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new 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 remove lucky-46-x.com ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.