Hello? Is anyone here? I have problem with my Google Chrome. It is not working properly. Someone forced me to visit strange websites while I clicked on search items. When I viewed clothes online, non-related ads from Myluckywheel.net popped up all the time. I barely could see the pictures. I also find that my computer runs slow. I believe that my computer is infected with a virus.
Myluckywheel.net is a browser hijacker that changes your default browser settings without your permission. It takes over your browser and redirects you to its sponsored websites. This virus is able to infect various browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explore, Mozilla Firefox, Safari etc. Once infected, it changes the browser settings and makes it difficult to change it back. Though you reset the browser, it just comes back automatically. Besides, you will receive endless pop-up ads from Myluckywheel.net. That will be very annoying to see those ads when you watch video or view online products. What’s worse, it collect your sensitive information to promote its products and for other purposes. Do not leave this Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker on your computer any longer.
As soon as Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker sneaks into your system, it takes place of your original homepage. Sometimes, you are able to change your homepage back temporarily. However, xxx just controls your browser again and again. Sometimes, it does not allow you access the browser settings at all. Reset does not work either. According to the research, Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker is released to help its developer generate revenue by promoting related products. It starts to inject ads into your search results after it replaces the search engine. No matter what key words you enter there, the results will be filled with ad links. You are unexpectedly redirected to unknown websites that have nothing to with the information you want. You would waste much your precious time on this meaningless search results. At the same, you may notice that ads always pop up after you connect your computer to the Internet. They are mainly about sales promotion, beautiful dresses and handbags. When you try to close it by clicking on “X” button, it redirects you to its affiliated websites without any sign. Perhaps, you may think that browser redirect is not a big deal. However, we have to tell you that not all of those websites are safe. Usually, the ad websites are not highly protected. The cyber criminals would like to corrupt those compromised website to spread virus. Once you visit the infected websites, the virus can attack your computer easily. Besides, Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker also collects your personal data. It spies on your online activities for information that its developer want, such as your browsing habits and other information you use on the Internet. We don’t know whether the cyber criminals can access their database. Hence, you must stop it as soon as possible.
No.1: illegal movies or music. You may note that lots of illegal movies and music demand a certain media player. The website provides link to download the software, but you need to be careful. The malware like Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker is embedded in the downloaded software on behalf.
No.2: pop-up ads. The cyber criminals usually design the browser hijacker programs very well and make them pop up in an attractive form. We have to tell you that unexpected clicks on suspicious links or pop-up ads may install this nasty browser hijacker on your computer.
No.3: malicious Trojan programs. Most of the Trojans are spreading via malicious software nowadays. Users who access these malicious programs in conjunction with Trojan virus will severally got infected with this browser hijacker.
No.4: ad-supported programs. Many people would like to download free software from the Internet. You should know that browser hijacker program usually is bundled with free software and shareware. It will be installed along with this kind of software as a plug-in. Cancel the plug-in installation to avoid unwanted programs.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of Myluckywheel.net
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end Myluckywheel.net’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to Myluckywheel.net through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
In a word, Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker is a nasty program on your computer. In order to make improper money, it forces you view dangerous websites and delivers unwanted ads. After you are redirected to unknown websites, your computer may be infected with more aggressive virus which would damage your system further. More malware can be installed to grab your important information like credit card detail. In addition, malicious links can be embedded into pop-up ads. You must be careful. Therefore, we strongly suggest you remove Myluckywheel.net browser hijacker before situation gets worse. So far, manual virus removal is the most effective way. Locate the malicious files and delete them one by one. Take actions right now.
Published by & last updated on October 5, 2016 2:51 pm