LookupTrack is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the category of Adware. Adware is a part of malware that displays unwanted advertisements on the web browser. Some of these advertisements are scams or fake advertisements developed to trick you. Even the harmless advertisements can become really irritating. Adware software can be installed unintentionally and without you knowing about it, when you open email attachments or install free applications.
The worst is, the LookupTrack adware can analyze the location and which Web web-sites you visit, and then show ads to the types of content, goods or services featured there. Adware authors can gather and sell your browsing information and behavior to third parties.
|Name||LookupTrack, Lookup Track 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popup virus, pop ups, popup advertisements|
|Removal||LookupTrack removal guide|
How does the LookupTrack adware get on your Apple Mac
Most commonly, the free applications setup file includes third-party applications like this adware. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual install method. Here disable all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any bundled applications which you do not trust!
In this article we will discuss how can you delete LookupTrack adware software from the Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox manually or with free adware removal utilities compatible with MS Windows 10 (8, 7 and XP).
How to remove LookupTrack adware
If you have constant pop ups or undesired ads, slow MAC, freezing MAC issues, you are in need of adware removal assistance. The few simple steps below will guide you forward to get LookupTrack adware software removed and will assist you get your MAC system operating at peak capacity again.
To remove LookupTrack, execute the following steps:
- Manual LookupTrack adware removal
- Automatic Removal of LookupTrack adware
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual LookupTrack adware removal
In most cases, it’s possible to manually get rid of LookupTrack . This method does not involve the use of any tricks or removal tools. You just need to recover the normal settings of the MAC system and web-browser. This can be done by following a few simple steps below. If you want to quickly remove LookupTrack adware software, as well as perform a full scan of your computer, we recommend that you use adware software removal tools, which are listed below.
Uninstall LookupTrack related programs through the Finder
In order to remove PUPs such as this adware software, open the Finder and click on “Applications”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware software, hijacker infection or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a apps which you do not use, then uninstalling them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other applications. Next, delete any unwanted and suspicious applications from MAC OS using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the LookupTrack adware. Choose the dubious program or the application that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Drag the dubious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, select Finder -> Empty Trash.
Get rid of LookupTrack adware software from Safari
If you find that Safari web browser settings like search engine, new tab and startpage having been modified by LookupTrack adware, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
Click Safari menu and choose “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, choose it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Remove LookupTrack from Firefox by resetting browser settings
The Firefox reset will get rid of the unwanted LookupTrack ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to their original settings.
Remove LookupTrack adware software from Google Chrome
Annoying LookupTrack ads or other symptom of having adware software in your web browser is a good reason to reset Chrome. This is an easy way to recover the Google Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed in the figure below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as shown on the screen below.
You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it is complete, the web-browser’s settings including startpage, search provider by default and newtab back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Automatic Removal of LookupTrack adware
Using a malicious software removal utility to locate and remove adware hiding on your Apple Mac is probably the simplest method to remove the LookupTrack adware software. We suggests the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) tool for Mac MACs. It is the anti-malware program for Apple Mac that offers a free malware removal.
How to automatically delete LookupTrack with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) which are completely clean your MAC system of the adware. This free tool is an advanced malware removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you remove the unwanted LookupTrack ads from your internet browsers, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, hijacker, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
After the download is done, close all windows on your MAC OS. Further, open the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you may see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your MAC system for the LookupTrack adware. While the MalwareBytes Free utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
After finished, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of all items detected by the scan. Next, you need to click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes will begin to remove LookupTrack .
How to stay safe online
Use an ad-blocker tool like AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, adblocker programs will help you to avoid undesired pop ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your MAC OS, AdGuard will run automatically and stop unwanted pop-ups, block malicious or misleading web pages.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the LookupTrack adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and intrusive harmful web pages) and MalwareBytes Free (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, browser hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, harmful applications and adware software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove LookupTrack ads from your internet browser, then ask for help here.