How to Remove Lp.pccleanerutils.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

I wrote this article to help you remove Lp.pccleanerutils.com. This Lp.pccleanerutils.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Lp.pccleanerutils.com is a website which promotes a utility called Master PC Cleaner. This tool has been developed to diagnose and fix computer problems. It is compatible with most versions of the Windows operating system (OS), including XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. While the program may seem reliable, it is promoted in a questionable way. To begin with, the Lp.pccleanerutils.com website does not have actual content. If you try visiting it, you will find that it is inaccessible. The promotional campaigns for Master PC Cleaner are unsolicited. At a random point, you will be redirected to a web page connected to Lp.pccleanerutils.com which will offer you to download the tool to your computer. The page in question has a rather long URL address which is also unusual.

Security experts have done research on the Lp.pccleanerutils.com website and the results are alarming. It was discovered that the domain is a pawn of an adware program. The covert program promotes the aforementioned utility in the attempt to make people download it and install it to their computers. It is prohibited to conduct advertising campaigns which disrupt browsing sessions. This is considered a system breach. Reliable programs and websites do not interfere with users’ browsing sessions in any way. You should not trust messages which are loaded in your browser by an unfamiliar website. When offered a program by such a message, you should decline. This is not how reliable tools are marketed.

There are a lot of programs which offer the same services as Master PC Cleaner. Some of them are promoted in a similar manner. The intrusiveness of the campaigns is revealing. If a website tries to force a given program on you, you should discard it. There is a high chance that the corresponding application is malicious. In the case of Lp.pccleanerutils.com, we have a website associated with an adware program. These tools are considered risky. Our advice to users is to look for software on their own initiative. There are a lot of reliable programs out there. You can do your research and find what you are looking for in a few minutes. Most importantly, never trust unsolicited advertisements on any topics concerning software and security.

Remove Lp.pccleanerutils.com
The Lp.pccleanerutils.com Virus

There is a good reason why we are advising you to do your research on the programs you add to your system. An unlicensed application can allow a harmful program into your computer. Pirated copies of paid utilities, freeware and shareware are often used for distributing infections. The executable of the secluded program is packed with the host and included in its terms and conditions as a bonus tool. This is why it is important to read the end user license agreement (EULA) when installing a given piece of software. It should be noted that the basic or automatic mode may omit certain options. To have all of them listed, select the custom or advanced mode.

There is another way for the Lp.pccleanerutils.com adware to gain access to your computer without your knowledge. Spam emails are a common alternative. We are all used to receiving junk mail on a daily basis. While we discard the vast majority of them, a select few could be mistaken as legitimate. Fraud artists have become masterful in their craft. They often write on behalf of existing companies and organizations, like the national post, the local police department, the district court, government branches, institutions, banks, courier firms, social networks and others. By inserting the logo and the contacts of the corresponding entity into the letter, it can become identical to a legit notification. To proof the reliability of a given message, check the account it was sent from. This cannot be faked.

Finally, we need to address another potential threat around the Lp.pccleanerutils.com adware. The rogue tool may be able to collect information on you. Most adware programs have the capability to track the browsing sessions and record data from the web browser. Details like your history, cookies, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location, area code, email, residency, telephone number, fax, user names, passwords and financial credentials may be vulnerable. The owners of such programs do not ask for permission to collect your private data. They do not ask for authorization to sell it, either. If your personal data is sold on darknet markets, you could become a victim of cyber theft.

Lp.pccleanerutils.com Uninstall

STEP-1 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here 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.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

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