I wrote this article to help you remove Lghtds.net. This Lghtds.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you see the Lghtds.net page non-stop? Does it appear every time you go online? If the answer to both questions is yes, then make no mistake. Your computer is a host of an infection. An adware parasite is lurking somewhere in your system and it is your job to find and delete it as soon as possible. Yes, adware pests are not the most dangerous type of viruses but this doesn’t mean that they cannot cause you harm. They are not innocuous, be sure of that.
The pest you are currently stuck with poses a threat to both you and your machine. The best thing to do after realizing it is there is to remove it from your system. The sooner it is gone, the better. Take the constant appearance of the Lghtds.net site as a big, neon warning sign that screams “adware”. This is your clue. Heed it. Once you spot the page taking over your once reliable browsers, take immediate measures. Start looking for the pest`s hiding spot and delete it upon discovery. If you ignore it and leave it to operate freely, it won`t be long before you regret it. Delays lead to regrets.
Once the adware enters, everything goes upside down. Surfing the web normally and at peace stays in the past. From now on, every time you open your browsers, the Lghtds.net site is there to greet and annoy you. The page becomes your constant online companion and you cannot make a single online move without it getting in the way. It is everywhere, you get redirected to it and other just as shady pages all the time. You cannot find what you are looking for either. And like this is not enough, let`s not forget about the tons of ads that get thrown at you on daily basis. After all, you are dealing with an adware.
This is what it does. It bombards you with ads 24/7. Do not think that these commercials will help you with your online shopping or in any other way. They won`t. Hackers use them to boost web traffic to particular pages and gain profits via the pay-per-click mechanism. Every time you click on an advert, the crooks get paid. The make money at your expense and expose you to malware risk at the same time. If you happen to click on a corrupted ad (there are many of those), you are in trouble. The ad may lead you to a dangerous, corrupted page, full of parasites or it may conceal parasite in itself.
Either way, sometimes a single click is all it takes for you to invite more infections on your already infected and underperforming machine. Avoid everything you see until you remove the nasty adware from your PC for good. And do not procrastinate. The problem will continue to grow in both numbers and severity if you don’t do something about the pest. Use our removal guide below and delete it before it causes you some irreversible damage.
How did you get infected with this threat? Usually, adware infections turn to freeware bundles to enter victims` machines. Crooks attach the adware to another program on the web and when users install dais program without paying attention, they install the parasite alongside with it. Do avoid such outcome, always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Standard ones. Yes, they take more time but they also allow you to see each additionally attached app which is about to enter your machine. You are also able to deselect all extras before finishing the installation. Do that and keep your PC safe. A little extra time and attention could save you tons of issues.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Lghtds.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.