Hi, I really need your help to get rid of this nasty Luckypageing123.com. I have no idea how it is installed on my Dell computer. I at first was attracted by its nice design and thought it would be a fast and reliable search engine as Google or Bing. But it finally turns out to be the cause of many problems and inconveniences. I am tired of it. But I failed a lot of times to remove it from my computer. Can you guys please help me? Much appreciated.
The Luckypageing123.com is a web browser add-on that can infect many well-known browsers. It is reported that such popular web browsers as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox all fall within the targets of the Luckypageing123.com. What is more, there is evidence that even Safari can’t escape from this infection. That is to say, even the Apple users will be affected by the Luckypageing123.com. As soon as it has successfully slithered into your computer, the Luckypageing123.com will first of all make some alternation to your web browser to pave the way for its following activity. Both your homepage domain and default search engine will be changed into the Luckypageing123.com. So, every time you start your web browser to surf the internet or search something online, the Luckypageing123.com will present itself in a nasty way. It is really annoying and upsetting.
The Luckypageing123.com is trying to give an impression that it is a enhanced search engine that can provide fast speed and much reliability. However, many experts don’t advise the users to use this search engine on the system. This program is actually a questionable intermediary that relies on Google to process your request. So, if you can use the Google directly, why do you choose to use an unknown intermediary?
Another problem is that the Luckypageing123.com will work to present all kinds of advertisements in an unpleasant way once your system is infected. Pop-up, banner, pop-under and so on are among the various forms of the advertisements that are displayed by the Luckypageing123.com. Even when you open a new tab or new window, the Luckypageing123.com will not let this chance of advertising go by. What is worse, the safety of those ads is not guaranteed. The user may be redirected to a malicious website that is full of various violent viruses like worm and Trojan by clicking on the unknown links. If it should happen in this way, nothing stored on the infected device would stay safe again. Such sensitive information as bank details will be put at extreme risk.
Luckypageing123.com may slither into the PC when you are installing a free program on your system. Free applications are reported to be the most used way that a virus like the Luckypageing123.com likes to exploit to spread itself. For example, when you are installing a free media player on your computer, there is possibility that the Luckypageing123.com is trying to sneak into your computer right now. However, there is solution to stop the Search.couponsimplified.com from infecting your PC even when you have to use a corrupted free program on your system. Many experts point out that the user can escape from infecting many viruses by selecting the “Advance” or “Custom” or similar options during the installation of a free application. This mode will allow you to kick off most viruses like the Luckypageing123.com out of your computer.
Luckypageing123.com 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 browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of the Luckypageing123.com from 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 of the Luckypageing123.com from Task Manager.
Once Luckypageing123.com hijacker 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. Delete all the malicious files related to Luckypageing123.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Luckypageing123.com is troublesome every time you use your web browser like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox to surf the internet. Once your browser has been infected with this virus, you are suggested to take it seriously and pay more attention to take good care of it. Although this virus itself is not as violent as a worm virus or Trojan horse, it is agreed that these violent threats will sooner manage to sneak into your computer and wreak havoc on your system if it stays long enough on your browser. So, when you see it on your web browser, instead of make little of it, you are advised to get rid of it as quickly as you can without hesitation.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on February 4, 2017 1:23 pm