Have you become that your browser randomly shows Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop-ups? It’s possible that you have an installed ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) on your computer. The ‘ad supported’ software is a part of malicious software that developed to display a large amount of intrusive advertisements. Perform the guide below as soon as possible. It’ll clear your computer from adware that generates a lot of ads in the browser and thereby remove the reroute to Lcfboq.carolgames.com web site.
What is more, the adware may open advertisements depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain adware to also alter all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to reroute your browser to annoying ad web sites like Lcfboq.carolgames.com, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole machine more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware as soon as possible. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will allow you clean your PC of adware and thereby remove the Lcfboq.carolgames.com unwanted popup ads.
How to remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop-ups
There are several steps to uninstalling the ad-supported software that causes multiple annoying ads and pop-ups, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to remove all suspicious and unknown software, then get rid of malicious addons from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge and other browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your browser settings to delete any changes the adware has made, and then check your computer with Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or AdwCleaner to ensure the ‘ad supported’ software is fully removed. It will take a while.
Get rid of Lcfboq.carolgames.com popup ads without any tools
These steps to get rid of Lcfboq.carolgames.com redirect without any programs are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step steps completely to fully get rid of this ad supported software which reroutes your web-browser to intrusive Lcfboq.carolgames.com web page.
Remove potentially unwanted programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and get rid of all PUPs, adware software and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and delete all applications that has the name like “Lcfboq.carolgames.com”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware, ad supported software or potentially unwanted applications, then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully delete it from your PC.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Lcfboq.carolgames.com web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt which 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 displayed on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Lcfboq.carolgames.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to start your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser that is redirected to the Lcfboq.carolgames.com or other annoying page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The adware can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start your web browser. Depending on the web-browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Lcfboq.carolgames.com page or any other intrusive web pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Delete Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop-up advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
If your FF browser is rerouted to Lcfboq.carolgames.com without your permission or an unknown search provider displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed in the following example
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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software that causes undesired Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop up ads. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s start page, newtab page and default search engine that have been replaced by adware which made to redirect your web browser to various ad web-sites like Lcfboq.carolgames.com.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the task of cleaning. After it is done, the web browser’s settings including new tab, homepage and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop ups from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings like startpage, newtab page and search engine by default having been changed by ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to display annoying Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop-up advertisements, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that causes lots of undesired Lcfboq.carolgames.com popup ads, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Lcfboq.carolgames.com advertisements automatic removal
Manual removal tutorial does not always allow to completely get rid of the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of ‘ad supported’ software and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely delete Lcfboq.carolgames.com off your internet browser. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum solution would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Automatically remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop-ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find adware and thereby remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com advertisements from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on your computer.
Now you can set up and use Zemana Free to get rid of Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop-up ads from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Run the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your computer.
During setup you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is complete, this malware removal utility will automatically run and update itself. You will see its main window like below.
Now press the “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for the ad-supported software that causes a huge number of intrusive Lcfboq.carolgames.com advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your PC. While the Zemana application is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan is finished, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will show a list of all items found by the scan. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will delete ‘ad supported’ software that made to reroute your web browser to various ad sites like Lcfboq.carolgames.com. After disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer to make the change take effect.
How to remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com with Malwarebytes
You can remove Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop up ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes unwanted Lcfboq.carolgames.com ads. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted software are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step by step guidance or the video guide below.
Scan and clean your PC of adware with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility which can scan your computer for a wide range of security threats such as malware, adwares, potentially unwanted applications as well as adware that causes browsers to open intrusive Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop up advertisements. It will perform a deep scan of your PC system including hard drives and Windows registry. Once a malicious software is detected, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your system with a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
Once downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as displayed in the figure below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your PC system.
After AdwCleaner has finished scanning your PC system, AdwCleaner will show you the results as on the image below.
Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will start to remove ad-supported software that causes annoying Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop up advertisements. When finished, the tool may ask you to restart your PC system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop up advertisements and other intrusive sites
Use an ad-blocking utility like AdGuard will protect you from malicious advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-sites. Additionally, ad-blocking applications will help you to avoid annoying popups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the figure 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 guidance like below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, sites such Lcfboq.carolgames.com, as well as other malicious 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 AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
How to avoid install of Lcfboq.carolgames.com ads
Usually, ad-supported software gets into your system as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe programs which you downloaded from the Internet. The developers of this ‘ad supported’ software pays software makers for distributing ad supported software within their software. So, third-party software is often included as part of the installer. In order to avoid the installation of any ad-supported software that causes a large number of unwanted Lcfboq.carolgames.com popups: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation mode and uncheck all optional software in which you are unsure.
To sum up
Now your PC should be clean of the adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and pop-ups. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your PC system for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired pop-up ads and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent adwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Lcfboq.carolgames.com pop up ads related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.