I wrote this article to help you remove LuckyStarting.com. This LuckyStarting.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
LuckyStarting.com is a malicious domain which indicates the presence of a browser hijacker in your system. Constantly seeing the page means that your machine is infected and the parasite is using the website as a front. But you should take it as a warning. Hijackers are the perfect combination of useless, annoying and dangerous. Giving them time on your PC will end up badly for you. Sooner or later the pest will go out of hand and then it may be too late. Act fast. As soon as you spot the LuckyStarting.com site taking over, accept that your computer is infected and take measures. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret your decision.
Hijackers are mostly known for messing with your browsing and being incredibly irritating, which they are. But they also jeopardize your privacy. Most users are not aware of that risk. The hijacker is programmed to spy on you and monitor your every online move. It does so from the moment it enters. It has access to your personal information and if it has access, so do the crooks behind. As you can imagine, these hackers are the worst type of people to have a hold on your privacy. They won`t think twice before using it for their malicious purposes. So, even if you have nerves of steel and you can put up with all the other intrusions, this risk you cannot ignore. Tackle the pest immediately. You have nothing to lose but a lot to gain.
Aside from the security threat, the parasite also effectively ruins your online experience. Once in your system, it doesn’t waste time. It adds its pesky extension to all of your previously reliable browsers thus taking control over them. Google Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer are all infected. You cannot surf the Web safely anymore all because of the hijacker. It makes some completely unauthorized changes in your settings and anything it changes you cannot change back. You are not in charge anymore. It all starts with the LuckyStarting.com appearance. All of a sudden the page is everywhere. You cannot get rid of it. It appears among the search results. When you open a new tab it is there. You get redirected back to it whenever you try visiting another page. It even greets you when you open your browser as it replaces your homepage and search engine.
However, LuckyStarting.com may be hackers` favorite but definitely not your only problem. You are forced to visit all kinds of shady pages aside from that one. Moreover, you are bombarded with ads while visiting them. Countless commercials cover your whole screen 24/7. At some point, you may even reach the conclusion that not using your machine is the better option. And it is. Not only because you suffer interruptions all the time but also because you risk compromising your PC even more. Nothing the hijacker generates is safe. Nothing is reliable. On the contrary. One wrong click on an ad or a page and you automatically download more infections.
Do you think your machine can handle more parasites? The answer is “no”. It is already underperforming due to this one. It is slow, it lags, it crashes, your browsers freeze, etc. Not to remind you that your private life is no longer private with the hijacker on board. End this now. Delete the infection. Use our removal guide below and regain control over your PC.
How to protect yourself in the future? Well, in order to be able to prevent an intruder from entering you have to know how these infections travel the web. Do you know how? Judging by the fact that you are currently stuck with one, we assume that you don’t know. Hijackers are sneaky. They need your approval on their installment so they use tricks to get it. Tricks like freeware, spam email messages and attachments, corrupted links/pages/torrents, unverified download sources, fake program updates, malicious third-party ads, etc. By using any of these tactics, the pest secretly asks you for a green light, and you, being distracted, just give it.
What pests want the most are your haste, distraction, and negligence. So, don’t provide them. Be cautious. Read carefully what you agree to. Don’t open emails from unknown senders. Stay away from suspicious pages. Don’t rush installation processes but take the time to read the Terms and Conditions. Prevention is always better and easier that dealing with an infection. Do your best to be vigilant.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 LuckyStarting.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.