If the T.lkqd.net website appears while you browse the web, it is a bad sign. It means that somewhere on your computer lurks a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). This malicious parasite is responsible for the multiple intrusive advertisements that flood your screen no matter which webpage you visit. Most commonly, the PUP will generate ads in the form of exclusive deals, special offers, one-time-only coupons and discounts, etc.
In order to ensure that the user will be more likely to click on such content, the malicious software will get its hands on valuable information like browsing history and habits, as well as search results. With this private data, the PUP will be able to provide targeted advertisements that will be more attractive to the user. This really raises the chances for creating a pay-per-click profit.
This PUP is not a virus. It cannot hack its way on your PC. It relies on your naivety to trick you into installing it on your computer yourself. That’s right. It needs your help in order to invade. Often, this happens through spam emails, torrents, freeware and infected links and ads. Be diligent. Being hasty will not help you. Take your time when dealing with software that you’ve downloaded from the internet.
Always opt for a Custom/Advanced type of installation when possible. This will give you the power to see the full contents of what you’re about to install on your PC. If you notice any optional installations, deselect them. More often than not, such additional software turns out to be malicious content that wants to sneak on your cyber machine unnoticed and open backdoors for hackers.
The T.lkqd.net parasite is dangerous. Do not overestimate its power. It has the ability to wreak total havoc on your PC by decreasing the speed of your internet connection and making your browsing a hellish experience. The longer you delay its removal, the worse the consequences will get. Your browser will soon overflood with ads and pop-ups, making it crash and freeze on a regular basis. At some point, it will stop responding altogether.
You will gain nothing by keeping this PUP on your computer. Its existence brings nothing but total chaos. Return to a normal browsing experience and protect your private and financial data! Don’t let cyber criminals exploit this opportunity to get their hands on your valuable information. Follow our instructions and get rid of this nuisance as soon as possible!
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 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove T.lkqd.net from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.