What is LuckyBrowse?
LuckyBrowse is a deceptive extension claiming to help users find various useful items on the Internet such as apps, shopping deals, etc. - "LuckyBrowse software provides a great range of web browsing features, including limited-time offers, interesting deals, social media apps, coupons, comparison shopping, and many more."
These false claims are used to trick users into believing that LuckyBrowse is a legitimate and useful app, however, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The main reason for these negative associations is stealth installation, display of intrusive ads, and tracking of Internet browsing activity.
LuckyBrowse employs a virtual layer to display coupon, price comparison, and other similar advertisements. The ads do not originate from visited sites and overlay underlying content, thereby diminishing the Internet browsing experience.
Although these advertisements may appear harmless, some might redirect to bogus sites containing infectious content - there is a high probability that clicking them will result in further high-risk adware or malware infections.
In addition, LuckyBrowse collects various information relating to users' Internet browsing habits including operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geographic location), web browser type, and browsing details (websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) - these are just some examples from many information types gathered by this adware.
LuckyBrowse stores this information on a remote server and later shares it with third party companies. Although the developers of this adware deny it, the collected data can contain personally identifiable information.
Thus, having LuckyBrowse installed on your system may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you uninstall this application immediately.
LuckyBrowse is identical to LuckyTab and also very similar to hundreds of other adware-type apps such as CouponDropDown, BoBrowse, and DealBarium. All adware supposedly enables many useful features, however, these fake promises are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy.
In fact, adware-type apps are designed to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing users with the functionality promised, LuckyBrowse displays intrusive online advertisements and collects personally identifiable information.
How did LuckyBrowse install on my computer?
The developers distribute LuckyBrowse using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.
Many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software, and since bundled applications are often concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, they inadvertently install rogue applications and expose their systems to risk of further infections.
The amount of generated revenue is dependent on the number of distributed apps, and thus, developers do not properly disclose rogue installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
There are two main steps you should take to prevent adware-type computer infections. Firstly, closely analyze the download and installation processes - follow each step and decline all offers to install additional apps.
Secondly, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options during these processes - this will reveal any concealed rogue applications such as LuckyBrowse and enable you to opt-out.
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- What is LuckyBrowse?
- STEP 1. Uninstall LuckyBrowse application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove LuckyBrowse adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove LuckyBrowse ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by LuckyBrowse' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove LuckyBrowse ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
LuckyBrowse adware removal:
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 "LuckyBrowse", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes LuckyBrowse ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove luckybrowse 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 "luckybrowse", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the luckybrowse adware, 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 "Extensions". Locate "luckybrowse", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the luckybrowse adware, 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 "luckybrowse".
Computer users who have problems with luckybrowse adware 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 luckybrowse adware, 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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