The 4luckyf.com is classified as ‘ad’ web page. The appearance of 4luckyf.com in your browser means that your computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which can show a lot of pop ups within the Chrome, FF, IE and Edge screen or redirect you to an undesired ad web pages. So, if you have found that your internet browser is redirected to this annoying web-site, then you do not need to wait . Follow the tutorial below to clean your computer from the ad-supported software and thereby delete 4luckyf.com popup ads ASAP.
While your computer is infected with the ad-supported software, the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer may be re-directed to 4luckyf.com unwanted page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of annoying ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all pages, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners. In this case, when you open any web page, you may see in your internet browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for 4luckyf.com’, ‘Transferring data from 4luckyf.com’, ‘Looking up 4luckyf.com’, ‘Read 4luckyf.com’, ‘Connected to 4luckyf.com’.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions. Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software will perform a scan of the computer for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the internet browser, you will see an intrusive 4luckyf.com site.
Table of contents
- What is 4luckyf.com
- 4luckyf.com pop up ads removal guidance
- How to delete 4luckyf.com pop-ups without any software
- 4luckyf.com pop up ads automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stop 4luckyf.com and stay safe online
- How did you get infected with 4luckyf.com redirect
- Final words
We suggest to remove the adware that redirects your internet browser on the 4luckyf.com unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources that may load other harmful software on your PC.
4luckyf.com pop up ads removal guidance
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove ‘ad supported’ software which causes unwanted 4luckyf.com pop-up ads. In the following tutorial, we will provide two solutions to free your computer of this adware. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal method. You can choose the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to remove 4luckyf.com popups right now!
How to delete 4luckyf.com pop-ups without any software
The useful removal guide for the 4luckyf.com popup ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove 4luckyf.com popups let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Deleting the 4luckyf.com, check the list of installed applications first
It is of primary importance to first identify and remove all PUPs, adware programs and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, altered by adware
A adware may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can rewrite it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example like below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an intrusive sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Delete 4luckyf.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, that installed by an malware.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. It will remove 4luckyf.com popups, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as start page, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Remove 4luckyf.com ads from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web-browser is redirected to unwanted 4luckyf.com page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser application to its default settings.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the process of cleaning. When it’s finished, the internet browser’s settings including start page, newtab and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Remove 4luckyf.com ads from Mozilla Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox browser is re-directed to 4luckyf.com without your permission or a an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web browser reset.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display 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 prompt. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. When, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted 4luckyf.com web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
4luckyf.com pop up ads automatic removal
Manual removal instructions does not always allow to completely delete the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malicious software removal utility to completely remove 4luckyf.com off your internet browser. Several free malware removal utilities are currently available that may be used against the adware. The optimum way would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
How to automatically remove 4luckyf.com pop up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of 4luckyf.com redirect automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal tool because it may easily remove browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted software, adware which reroutes your web browser to 4luckyf.com page with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana antimalware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana anti malware on your computer.
Once install is complete, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware which created to redirect your internet browser to various ad web pages like 4luckyf.com. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system.
When it has finished scanning, you will be displayed the list of all found items on your personal computer. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will begin removing adware related files, folders and registry keys.
Run Malwarebytes to remove 4luckyf.com popup advertisements
Remove 4luckyf.com pop up ads manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and hijackers that your PC system can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
When the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the installation begins, 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 on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that reroutes your browser to unwanted 4luckyf.com web site. When a malicious software, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
When the system scan is done, it will show you the results. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing 4luckyf.com ‘ad supported’ software related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains guidance on how to remove adware and other malicious software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Scan and free your computer of ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to remove adware that causes a large amount of intrusive 4luckyf.com advertisements, hijackers, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can use 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: July 19, 2017
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the download is complete, launch 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” to start scanning your computer for the adware that developed to reroute your browser to various ad web-sites like 4luckyf.com. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the scan is finished, it’ll display you the results. Review the scan results and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your system, click “OK”.
The step by step guidance shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to stop 4luckyf.com and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your PC against new intrusive ads and harmful pages, you need to use adblocker program that stops an access to malicious advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, web-sites such 4luckyf.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 AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with 4luckyf.com redirect
Now your computer should be free of the ad supported software which reroutes your web-browser to undesired 4luckyf.com web page. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and annoying malicious web sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your computer for new browser hijacker infections, malicious software 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 get rid of 4luckyf.com redirect from the Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.