Testyourlucky[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is testyourlucky[.]com?
When visited, testyourlucky[.]com opens various scam websites claiming that visitors have a chance to win some prize. Those scam pages are designed to deceive visitors into entering personal information or even paying money, for example, a shipping fee. Also, it In one way or another, neither testyourlucky[.]com or websites that are being opened through it can be trusted. It is worthwhile to mention that users do not visit such pages on purpose, usually they get opened through other shady pages, clicked deceptive advertisements or installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Research shows testyourlucky[.]com opens mostly ISP-related scams claiming that a visitor has a chance to win some prize (e.g., iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S20, iPad Pro) by participating in a survey. It is common that such survey scams ask to provide various information (like name, surname, address, telephone number, etc.), however, quite often they ask to provide sensitive information like credit card details as well. It is strongly recommended not to trust any scam surveys and more importantly, not to enter any details on such pages. Scammers could misuse provided information to steal identities, make fraudulent purchases, transactions, and/or for other malicious purposes. It is worthwhile to mention that testyourlucky[.]com may be designed to open other untrustworthy pages as well, for example, pages claiming that a computer is infected with viruses and encouraging to install some potentially unwanted application like Easy Mac Care. Also, this page could redirect visitors to websites promoting browser hijackers, adware-type apps or other PUAs. To sum up, none of the pages that get opened through testyourlucky[.]com can be trusted, the same applies to the testyourlucky[.]com itself. If this or other pages of this kind get opened by a browser often, then it may mean that there is some PUA already installed on it.
It is common that PUAs are designed not only to promote sites like testyourlucky[.]com, but also to gather various data and/or serve advertisements. They gather details like IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, etc. Although, there are PUAs that are capable of accessing sensitive information as well. Gathered data could be sold to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue in other ways. Furthermore, PUAs often are designed to serve coupons, banners, pop-ups, surveys and/or other types of ads. When clicked, they can open various untrustworthy websites, some of them might even be designed to run scripts that would download and/or instal some unwanted software.
|Name||Ads by testyourlucky.com|
|Threat Type||Survey scams, Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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A couple of examples of scams similar to the ones that are promoted through testyourlucky[.]com are "2020 Visitor Feedback Survey", "International Official Lottery" and "2020 Web Research Survey". As mentioned in the introduction, most of the times people do not visit such websites on purpose. Usually these scam surveys (and other untrustworthy) pages get opened by installed PUAs that users do not download and install on purpose as well.
How did adware install on my computer?
Unwanted apps get downloaded and/or installed when users intentionally or accidentally click deceptive advertisements or download, install programs without changing settings of their setups. It is common that developers distribute PUAs by including them in download and/or installation setups as additional offers. Typically, users can find those offers "Advanced", "Custom", and other settings. Although, quite often users download and install programs without even checking those settings, in other words, they leave them unchanged. It means that they accept offers to download and/or install additionally included applications as well. This distribution method of PUAs is called "bundling". Advertisements can cause unwanted downloads and/or installation only when users click ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Software should be downloaded only from official, trustworthy websites and through direct download links. Neither downloads or installations should be done by using channels, sources like third party downloaders, installers, unofficial pages, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), etc. It is common that they are used to distribute unwanted, sometimes even malicious software. Furthermore, download and installation setups often contain settings like "Custom", "Advanced" that mention additional downloads and/or installations. Such settings should be always checked and offers to download and/or install additionally included, unwanted software declined. Additionally, it is not recommended to click ads that are displayed on questionable pages as well. Typically, they open shady pages or even cause unwanted downloads, installations. If there are any unwanted, unknown or suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser or programs of this kind installed on the operating system, then they should be uninstalled immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Examples of Dear [ISP name] user, Congratulations! scams delivered by testyourlucky[.]com (GIF):
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- What is testyourlucky[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
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 testyourlucky[.]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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by testyourlucky.com, 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by testyourlucky.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
Computer users who have problems with ads by testyourlucky.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by testyourlucky.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by testyourlucky.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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