Lollipop ads removal instructions
What is Lollipop?
The Lollipop program enhances users' Internet browsing experience by displaying notifications of available deals, enabling product and price comparisons, etc. This plugin is not related to malware or virus infections, however, some Internet users report that it was installed on their computers without consent and noticed unwanted ads when browsing the Internet (using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox). Unwilling installation of the Lollipop application can be caused by deceptive free software 'download clients', which offer installation of free browser plugins together with the chosen freeware.
Note that some freeware download clients under investigation employ dubious tactics to trick users into installing various adware, such as hiding the 'decline' button, which can otherwise be used to opt-out of installation of promoted plugins. Another trick prevents users from downloading free software unless they accept installation of promoted browser extensions. In most cases, the safest free software download sources are directly from developers' websites. Lollipop is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it is promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This add-on is also known to diminish browser performance, and therefore, you are advised to uninstall this adware from your computer.
Lollipop is similar to other potentially unwanted applications, which install together with free software and cause unwanted online advertisements. Examples include Coupon Champion, DropIntoDeals, and Cant Miss Coupons, amongst many others. To avoid installation of adware such as this, be attentive when downloading free software since, today, most freeware download websites employ download clients (which advertise potentially unwanted applications), and thus, reckless free software installation can result in redirects, unwanted ads, and privacy issues. If your download is managed by a download client, decline any offers to install additional browser add-ons. If you feel that Lollipop was installed on your computer without your consent, use the removal guide provided to eliminate it.
Deceptive free software installer used in Lollipop adware installer:
Lollipop shopping assistant installer:
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- What is Lollipop?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Lollipop application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Lollipop add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Lollipop plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Lollipop extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Lollipop extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Lollipop ads removal:
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 "Lollipop", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
At time of research, this adware installed together with the following potentially unwanted programs: Coupon Server, Fortunitas, Freeven Pro, M6 Processing, Mario Forever Toolbar, Plus-HD1.9vi, PricePeep, Search Protect, SmartSaver+ 8, TuneUp Utilities 2014, and Wajam. You are advised to uninstall all of these programs.
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs (which cause Lollipop ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
If you cannot find the Lollipop entry in the Control Panel "uninstall programs" window:
End the process of Lollipop:
Windows XP users: Press “Alt+Ctrl+Delete”, click on “Task Manager“. Select the "Lollipop.exe" process, then click on “End Task“.
Windows 7 users: Right click on the taskbar, choose "Start Task Manager". Select the "Lollipop.exe" process, right click on it and select "End Process".
Windows 8 users: Right click on the taskbar, choose "Task Manager". Select the Lollipop process, right click on it and select "End task".
Remove the program files of Lollipop adware:
Navigate to the AppData\Local folder. You can access your AppData directory by typing %USERPROFILE% (Windows XP) or %localappdata% (Windows 7 and Windows 8), in the Run dialog box. When in the "Appdata\Local" folder, locate the "Lollipop" directory and remove it.
Remove Lollipop ads from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
At time of research, Lollipop did not install its browser plugins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. You are advised to eliminate these potentially unwanted applications from your Internet browsers.
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 "SmartSaver+ 8", "Coupon Server BHO", "PricePeep", "Fortunitas", "Plus-HD1.9vi", and "Freeven pro 1.2", select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the lollipop shopping assistant, 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: "Freeven Pro", "Plus-HD1.9vi", "PricePeep", and "SmartSaver+ 8", select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the lollipop shopping assistant, 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 the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Coupon Server", "Fortunitas", "Freeven Pro", "Plus-HD1.9vi", "PricePeep", and "SmartSaver+ 8".
Computer users who have problems with lollipop shopping assistant 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 lollipop shopping assistant, 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 lollipop shopping assistant from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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