The lp.caoshine.info is a misleading page which pops up on PC that’s infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the World Wide Web: an attack generates lots of unwanted pop-ups within a user web-browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the World Wide Web in hopes of finding step-by-step instructions on how to remove annoying ads. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the steps that help users remove lp.caoshine.info pop-ups for free.
Most often, the ad supported software affects the most common browsers like the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the web-browser, it will redirect to the unwanted lp.caoshine.info page. Even if you setup a new home page, an unwanted web-page will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge.
While your system is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge may be rerouted to lp.caoshine.info annoying web site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a large number of unwanted ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web-pages that are you opening in your 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 web sites where previously you have never seen any ads.
Therefore it is very important to follow the instructions below as soon as possible. The few simple steps will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the lp.caoshine.info advertisements. What is more, the step-by-step instructions below will help you remove other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the ‘ad supported’ software.
How does your computer get infected with lp.caoshine.info pop-up ads
How to manually remove lp.caoshine.info ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll allow you easily to clean your machine of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the machine then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to delete ‘ad supported’ software that causes annoying lp.caoshine.info ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your PC system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove lp.caoshine.info redirect
- Get rid of lp.caoshine.info pop-up ads from Firefox
- Get rid of lp.caoshine.info advertisements from Chrome
- Remove lp.caoshine.info pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Remove the unwanted software may remove the unwanted ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted sites.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It’ll display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll show a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove lp.caoshine.info redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted 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 begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of lp.caoshine.info pop-up ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto lp.caoshine.info web page.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, 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 web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is complete, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of lp.caoshine.info advertisements from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malware and ad-supported software, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been modified by adware.
- Now run the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, 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 article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove lp.caoshine.info pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC, it will show lp.caoshine.info unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “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 display 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove lp.caoshine.info advertisements automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect lp.caoshine.info threat and delete it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the machine.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, press “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC for the ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
Stop lp.caoshine.info redirect and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious pages, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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When downloading is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, web-pages like lp.caoshine.info, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your computer and remove lp.caoshine.info redirect 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, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that cause a redirect to lp.caoshine.info ads.
Once the system scan is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility like below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have finished the steps above, your computer should be clean from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer display lp.caoshine.info unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.