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Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is LemurLeap?
LemurLeap is a potentially unwanted application distributed via free software downloads. This browser add-on self-installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Unwilling installation is achieved through devious free software 'download clients' or 'installers'.
At time of research, LemurLeap was distributed by the Somoto download client. Internet users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites (download.com, softonic.com, etc.) use download clients offering (some in a deceptive manner) installation of additional browser add-ons or toolbars together with the selected free software download.
Browser plugins are often promoted using this method, thus causing browser redirects or unwanted ads. LemurLeap add no real value for Internet users and is supported by advertising (including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads). The plugin may also cause diminished browser performance, malware infections, and privacy issues.
Note that many Internet users refer to LemurLeap as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser extension installs on users' computers without their consent and causes various unwanted ads.
While this browser add-on is not technically a virus, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application, and therefore, you are strongly advised to remove LemurLeap from your Internet browser/s.
LemurLeap is similar to Lucky Leap and WebCake. These browser plugins are distributed using free software downloads and all cause unwanted ads (in-text, pop-up, banner, and coupon ads) when surfing the Internet. LemurLeap adds no genuine value to Internet browsers - it is a potentially unwanted application created to monetize free software downloads.
To avoid installation of this, or any other adware, Internet users should express caution when downloading free software. When installing freeware, always choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Typical' or 'Quick'. This will allow you to opt-out of installation of any promoted browser add-ons. To eliminate LemurLeap, use the removal guide provided.
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- What is LemurLeap?
- STEP 1. Uninstall LemurLeap application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove LemurLeap add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove LemurLeap plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove LemurLeap extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove LemurLeap extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 "LemurLeap", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
Note that at time of testing, this adware was installed together with other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). You should also uninstall "FilesFrog Update Checker", "Free Media Player", and "Bundled software uninstaller".
After uninstalling LemurLeap, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove LemurLeap from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "LemurLeap" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the lemurleap virus, 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 "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "LemurLeap" select it and click on the trash can icon.
If the LemurLeap extension is greyed-out and you cannot remove it ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?
If you continue to have problems with removal of the lemurleap virus, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable this add-on: "LemurLeap".
Computer users who have problems with lemurleap virus 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 lemurleap virus, 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.
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