I wrote this article to help you remove Lktoday.ru. This Lktoday.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If you see the Lktoday.ru page every time you go online, we have bad news for you. Your machine is no longer infection-free. It harbors a browser hijacker parasite and the appearance of the Lktoday.ru site is a clear sign of that. Heed that warning because this is exactly what it is. Acknowledge the danger you are in and take immediate measures. The sooner you get rid of the nasty hijacker, the better for you and your machine.
Hijackers are dangerous, meddlesome, annoying and destructive. Do not wait long enough to find that out the hard way. Take our word for it! We promise you that you won`t be disappointed. Once you spot the Lktoday.ru page, start looking for the pest`s hiding place and remove it upon discovery. Do not procrastinate. Your situation worsens by the minute. Delete the intruder. This is the best course of action you can take. Take it as soon as possible. Delays lead to regrets.
The hijacker, after following a successful installation, starts working immediately. It takes full control of all of your browsers without you realizing. You just go online one day only to find that things are different. For example, your previous homepage and search engine have been replaced by the Lktoday.ru page. Did you approve that reshuffle? No. Were you notified of it being implemented? No. That’s because you are no longer in control of your browsers and your permission is not needed.
Lktoday.ru is able to do whatever it sees fit without asking for authorization. Now, because of that, the Lktoday.ru site becomes your online shadow. You cannot make a single move without it being there to intrude. It is not alone either.
You are forced to visit many other just as shady sites as well. You cannot find anything you are looking for as you are constantly redirected and bombarded with ads. Going online turns into e hellish experience due to this pest. All of this, of course, leads to poor PC performance. Even your offline activities are disrupted. Your machine starts to crash and freeze occasionally. Its speed slows down significantly. Programs take ages to load. Some of them don’t even load at all. Using your machine becomes a real challenge.
This cannot go on forever, you know. You need your computer. You cannot leave it to the hijacker to destroy it. The only solution which works for you is the immediate removal of the intruder. Once it is gone, everything will get back to normal and you will be able to surf the web at peace again. What are you waiting for? Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of the pest ASAP. The sooner it is gone, the better.
How did you get stuck with the Lktoday.ru hijacker? One of the most commonly used entering techniques is called freeware bundling. Be extra careful when you download free programs off of the web as you never know what else may be attached to them. 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 to the bundle app as well as deselect it before finishing the installation.
With the Standard options, all extras get installed automatically and you are forced to deal with them later. Take the time to prevent them from entering. Being in a rush only helps hackers. You are making their job easier. Do not do that. A little extra time and attention could save you tons of future problems. Remember that next time you install something on your PC.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Lktoday.ru 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 Lktoday.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.