I get this thing named Ads by LuckyShopper. It annoys me by popping up numerous wired stuffs on my screen. Actually I can’t stop them by just closing them. But it is so disturbing to let it linger in my computer. What threat my computer would face if it is not eliminated promptly. How do I get rid of this thing completely? Please help!
Ads by LuckyShopper is classified as a harmful adware program which displays uninterrupted ads annoying many computer users greatly. It keeps showing malevolent ads, coupon alerts and sponsored links in your Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Actually it affects Internet browsing experience greatly and redirects you constantly to other dubious sites collecting sales leads. And it can install many things like browser add-on, extension and so on to allow the ads to show up automatically. This adware pretends itself to be a useful tool. However, just remember that the only purpose of this adware is to gain benefits from users by sponsoring unwanted messages luring users to buy its services or products supplied by this adware. Therefore when you surf the internet especially Walmart, Youtube, Amazon, Ebay, you will receive some malicious websites and ads pertinent to this adware. What is worse, it would change registry entry with executable files and alter your home page without your consent. Furthermore, this adware makes use of vulnerabilities of the system to provide a platform for other infections to enter into your PC.
Ads by LuckyShopper can often deceptively installed easily if users visit questionable websites, download free programs, click on something wrong or open attachments of spam emails recklessly. Whenever you surf the internet, you are flooded with countless sponsored links and discount coupons in search results as it can drive traffic into malware infested web sites. And you will find the system performance may be degraded seriously by flow of ads. For instance, it takes a long time to open some normal programs and the computer may even get stuck and etc. Furthermore, it will track your browsing behavior to gather valuable personal data such as search keyword, credit card numbers and web sites visited and sell them to third parties for illegal activities. Therefore, you should remove this adware immediately upon detection.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Ads by LuckyShopper hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this adware completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Ads by LuckyShopper is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to this hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once Ads by LuckyShopper intruded into the computer successfully, it is capable to generate web traffic by modifying system settings and add lots of malicious browser extensions. And it creates a lot of unwanted files to occupy system space to make the computer run slow. As a matter of fact, many antivirus programs are unable to deal with it as it can hide its presence so well that it is hard for antivirus to delete the adware once for all. It can really be a headache for many computer users and it is really stubborn to be removed. You should keep alert if you find the trace of such kind of thing and you should try a manual way to get rid of it completely ASAP.
Published by & last updated on December 1, 2014 12:58 pm