Lifesearch16.club Redirect

Also Known As: lifesearch16.club browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Lifesearch16.club redirect removal instructions

What is lifesearch16.club?

Lifesearch16.club is a fake search engine that is related to qip.ru. It is very similar to other fake search engines such as searchers15.club, maxsearch.live, search.hfindmyroute.co and many other search engines of this type. Its developers offer users an improved search results and promote it as useful, that is why it might look like an actually legitimate search engine. However, it is promoted using rogue setups that are designed to modify browser's settings without user's direct permission. Besides, lifesearch16.club is designed to constantly gather various data related to user's browsing habits.

lifesearch16.club browser hijacker

These rogue download/installation setups that we mentioned in our introduction usually target popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. In most cases they are designed to modify browser's settings such as default homepage, search engine and new tab URL. In this case all these settings are set to lifesearch16.club. In other words, users are forced to visit this website when they open their web browsers (or new tabs). Typically, these rogue setups typically install a number of apps/browser plug-ins called "helper objects". These "helper objects" prevent users from undoing the mentioned changes. Even though these changes are not major, they might diminish the browsing experience. In the introduction we mentioned that lifesearch16.club is designed to record browsing-related data. In fact, both "helper objects" and lifesearch16.club are designed to collect search queries, keystrokes, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses and so on. Typically, collected data includes personal information too. What's worse, collected data is usually shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). As a rule, third parties use (misuse) collected data to generate revenue. Information tracking and sharing might cause users browsing safety, privacy issues, or even an identity theft.

Most fake search engines (like lifesearch16.club) are promoted as useful by offering users to use their improved search results, various shortcuts to popular websites and so on. However, such promotions are only attempts to give an impression of legitimacy and trick people into using these fake search engines. Typically, they are designed to generate revenue for their developers instead of providing the promised functionalities. Using fake search engines of this type usually cause various problems related to browsing safety or privacy or even computer infections.

How did lifesearch16.club install on my computer?

Lifesearch16.club is promoted using rogue download/installation setups. These setups usually affect computers (web browsers) when their developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". In this case bundling is a method used to trick users into allowing to make changes in browser's settings. Information related to these changes usually is hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of download/installation procedures. Most of the times people get tricked into allowing to make the mentioned changes in browsers (or to uninstall various unwanted apps) when they skip the download or installation steps without checking any of the available settings.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not download software from unofficial and untrustworthy websites, using torrents and third party software downloaders. Especially if the software is free. Third party downloaders often are monetized by promoting various unwanted/rogue applications. Use official sources and direct links only. Always check what are available installation/download settings such as "Advanced" and "Custom" and opt out unwanted software before finishing the installation. Note that intrusive ads developers invest money to make them look legitimate, however, once clicked, they often cause redirects gambling, pornography, adult dating and other similar websites. If you often encounter such ads or redirects, then check your computer and browser for any recently installed programs, extensions, add-ons, plug-ins and so on. Remove all unwanted/unknown entries as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with browser hijackers, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate it.

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Quick menu:

lifesearch16.club redirect removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

lifesearch16.club browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the lifesearch16.club website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

lifesearch16.club redirect removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing lifesearch16.club related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing lifesearch16.club from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://lifesearch16.club and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing lifesearch16.club from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "lifesearch16".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lifesearch16.club browser hijacker, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing lifesearch16.club related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing lifesearch16.club from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.lifesearch16.club) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing lifesearch16.club from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "lifesearch16.club" when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the lifesearch16.club browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing lifesearch16.club related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove all recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing lifesearch16.club from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://lifesearch16.club and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing lifesearch16.club from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "lifesearch16"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with lifesearch16.club browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove lifesearch16.club browser hijacker from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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