Luckystarting.com – Why should get rid of it?
A well-knowns browser hijacker application, Luckystarting.com was first ever spotted in November 2016 on server computer running Windows operating system. It did not take long time to come in front of security researchers. Hence, security experts analyzed its behavior and found bombarding abilities that could expose your privacy to public or interested third parties. Developers of Luckystarting.com present it as a legitimate search provider but the truth is, the hijack is similar to mylucky123.com and startpageing123.com (both are malicious search provider applications). They claim that this fake search provider would enhance your online surfing activities. However, you should not believe them because instead enhancing your search experience, it injects endless pop up ads, banners, hyperlinked texts, light boxes, flash video clips, slides and so on.
The rogue application may infiltrate Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome in order to assign the Luckystarting.com into homepage, newtab and favorite search engine. Afterwards, the nasty browser hijacker may also invite a couple of other adware and browser hijacker applications. These applications may support online criminals activities of con artists. So that, they will try to extort money from you by displaying fake offer and discount coupons. Furthermore, your online browsing activity is constantly monitored, since Luckystarting.com record various informations that might be personally identifiable or financial information including name, email, mobile number, IP address, search queries, most websites visited etc. Beware! These informations could be shared with cyber criminals and other con artist by malware developers to boot up bank balance.
Luckystarting.com – How does it spread among Windows users?
- Primarily, bundled up with free software or games or other third party apps.
- Due to double clicking spam email attachments arrived from unverified sources.
- Using infected removable media drives such as Pendrive, External hard drive, CD, SDcards etc.
- By visiting malicious sites and clicking pop up ads or banners shown over there.
- Via drive by downloads from spamming websites or updating existing apps through redirected links.
Luckystarting.com – Fighting against it
To fight against Luckystarting.com and other similar threats, you will have to install an efficient security software. Because without it your computer will be unprotected, so that any threats will compromise your computer without your awareness. Later on, you have to bear a huge loss. Though, take action on the right time, keep Antivirus software installed and updated to latest virus database. However, now you should follow the provided elimination guide to terminate Luckystarting.com completely from your Windows.
How to Uninstall Luckystarting.com from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Luckystarting.com to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Luckystarting.com from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Luckystarting.com related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Luckystarting.com infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Luckystarting.com associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Luckystarting.com From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Luckystarting.com one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Luckystarting.com within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Luckystarting.com from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Luckystarting.com associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Luckystarting.com.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Luckystarting.com related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Luckystarting.com From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Luckystarting.com From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Luckystarting.com
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Luckystarting.com
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Luckystarting.com from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Luckystarting.com and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Luckystarting.com From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Luckystarting.com add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Luckystarting.com From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Luckystarting.com and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE