What is LuckySave?
LuckySave is a deceptive browser extension claiming to save time and money while shopping online - "Use the LuckySave browser add on and start shopping today without hurting your budget. It’s the complete online shopping tool that gives you the ultimate advantage of comparing the nest deals, discounts, and promotions from all your favourite online shopping sites."
This functionality might seem legitimate and useful, however, the LuckySave add-on is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, LuckySave displays various advertisements and gathers software/hardware information relating to users' Internet browsing activity.
This adware displays coupon, comparison shopping, pop-up, and other similar intrusive third party ads. LuckySave employs a 'virtual layer' to display these ads, none of which originate from the visited websites. By concealing underlying website content, they significantly diminish the Internet browsing experience.
Although they may seem harmless, some third party ads might redirect to malicious sites containing infectious content. Therefore, clicking them can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since LuckySave adware collects various information including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar information.
This data might seem insignificant, however, it could include personally identifiable details that are later shared with third party companies (who misuse it to generate revenue). Thus, the presence of LuckySave adware on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We strongly recommend that you uninstall LuckySave adware immediately.
LuckySave is not the only application offering these features. There are hundreds of other adware extensions (such as HaggleDazzle, FantasticDiscounts, and Awesome-Promos) also claiming to save time and money while shopping online. Neither LuckySave, nor any of these other apps, provide users with any real value.
Adware-type applications are designed solely to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing the promised functionality, applications such as LuckySave display intrusive online advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click' [PPC] advertising model) and collect personal data (which is later sold to third parties).
How did LuckySave install on my computer?
Although LuckySave is free for anyone to download on its official website, it usually infiltrates systems without users' consent. This deceptive software marketing method is called 'bundling' (stealth installation of third party software with regular software/apps).
Developers hide rogue applications within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' download and installation settings, since they are aware that many users rush these processes and skip this section. This reckless behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of third (mostly rogue) party applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
This situation can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software - choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings and closely analyze all steps of these processes. Secondly, opt-out of all third party applications included and never accept offers to download or install additional ones.
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- What is LuckySave?
- STEP 1. Uninstall LuckySave application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove LuckySave adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove LuckySave ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by LuckySave' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove LuckySave ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
LuckySave 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 "LuckySave", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes LuckySave ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove LuckySave adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, LuckySave did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your 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 luckysave 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the luckysave 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with luckysave 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 luckysave 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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