Lucky Leap is a potentially unwanted application, adware, virus, which is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers. The main reason, why we decided to write about this program, is that it tends to show annoying pop-up notifications every time users start browsing on the Internet. Typically, they are displayed when visiting shopping sites, such as eBay, Amazon and others, but they may also interrupt you when on other domains. Besides, sometimes Lucky Leap gets inside computer without a clear notification because it relies on unfair distribution methods. In reality, users agree to install this program unnoticeably when they download freeware on their computers. If you want to get rid of Lucky Leap virus and commercial pop-up ads that are typically displayed by it, follow a guide at the end of this post.
As we have mentioned on this post, Lucky Leap is spread using unfair distribution methods. Yes, you can download it from such sites as cNET, but it may also get inside your computer in a bundle with freeware and shareware. According to our sources, 1ClickDownload, Superfish, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom distribute it, so read License Agreement and opt-out unknown additions, such as toolbars, add ons and similar things when downloading these programs on your computer. Once it is installed on the system, Lucky Leap hijacks all web browsers and starts interrupting users with its ads that promote affiliate websites. If you don't feel that this program improves your shopping experience and helps you save the money by showing the best price, you should remove Lucky Leap. Otherwise, you may be redirected to insecure site or forced to install other adware on your computer.
If you haven't installed Lucky Leap on your computer manually and you want to get rid of it, remove this program through Add/Remove Programs list. You should also uninstall 1ClickDownload, Superfish, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom. For that, use these steps:
You can remove Lucky Leap automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Lucky Leap:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Lucky Leap are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Lucky Leap right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-19 08:25
Information updated: 2014-08-19 08:25
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