Looksslike.com POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: looksslike.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Looksslike.com redirect removal instructions

What is looksslike.com?

Rogue websites such as looksslike.com crowd the internet. This website is virtually identical to supervicesfun.club, enewssubspush.info, efishedo.info, and a number of other web pages of this type. It forces people to visit other untrustworthy websites (by causing redirects) or displays dubious content. Few users visit looksslike.com intentionally, since potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) cause redirects to it. Typically, people install these apps accidentally. When installed, they deliver advertisements and collect data.

looksslike.com pop-up

Once a potentially unwanted app is successfully installed, it opens looksslike.com in new browser windows or tabs. It then triggers redirects to untrustworthy or potentially malicious websites (about two or three). In other cases, it displays dubious content. The way this website operates depends on the visitor's location. Furthermore, PUAs feed users with intrusive ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. Some of these ads might be tempting to click, however, they usually open dubious/malicious websites or run scripts designed to download and install other PUAs. Furthermore, they are usually displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they conceal underlying content of visited websites, which can be very annoying. Information tracking is another problem, since PUAs often record users' browsing habits by collecting user-system information such as IP addresses, search queries, URLs of visited websites, geo-locations, and so on. Some of the information might contain personal/sensitive details that PUA developers sell to other parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Thus, having unwanted apps of this type installed can lead to privacy/browsing safety issues. Some people might end up having their identities stolen. Therefore, we advise you to uninstall PUAs immediately and avoid them in the future.

Threat Summary:
Namelooksslike.com pop-up
Threat TypeAdware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
SymptomsSeeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageDecreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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Research shows that most PUAs are presented as legitimate. Developers attempt to convince potential users to download them by promoting useful tools, features, etc. In fact, they deliver none of the functionality promised. On the contrary, most cause problems and perform actions that help developers to generate revenue.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs can often be downloaded from their 'official' websites, however, there are other methods to install this software unintentionally: through intrusive ads (capable of executing scripts) and when software developers employ a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Using this method, they often successfully trick people into installing PUAs together with other, regular software. They achieve this by hiding PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar sections of the download or installation set-ups. Note, however, that these attempts are not successful without users who skip software installation/download steps and leave settings unchanged. Therefore, careless behaviour usually causes unintentional installations/downloads.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software from official/trustworthy sources. Do not use third party software downloaders (or installers), Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial websites, or other similar channels to download software. Check all available "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections/settings during any installation or download process. Make sure that there are no checkboxes ticked by default. Deselect offers to install (or download) any unwanted software and only then finish the download or installation. Carefully choose which ads to click (if any) - malicious or other untrustworthy ads may seem legitimate, however, once clicked they often cause redirects to untrustworthy websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc.). Note, however, that these redirects might occur without having to click any ads - they could be caused by installed PUAs. If this is the case, check the list of apps (extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins) installed on your browser. Uninstall all unwanted, suspicious apps immediately. Also apply this to programs installed on your operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

A screenshot of a deceptive website (looksslike.com) asking to enable browser notifications:

looksslike.com asking to enable browser notifications

IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.

Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

Google Chrome (PC):

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
  • Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
  • Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
  • Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and click "Block"

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

Internet Explorer:

  • Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
  • Select "Internet options"
  • Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
  • Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
  • Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
  • Click "Manage" under "Notifications"
  • Click the switch under each suspicious website

Safari:

  • Click "Safari" button on the bottom of the screen and select "Preferences..."
  • Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
  • Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each

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Quick menu:

Adware 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.

looksslike.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes looksslike.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing looksslike.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

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 browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing looksslike.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the looksslike.com pop-up, 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 looksslike.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

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.

Removing looksslike.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the looksslike.com pop-up, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing looksslike.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

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

Removing looksslike.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with looksslike.com pop-up 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 adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

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

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

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

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 didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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