Title: Lucky Leap
Type: Adware

Remove Lucky Leap
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Lucky Leap severity is 9  (9 / 100)
 

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.

HOW CAN Lucky Leap GET INSIDE COMPUTER?

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.

HOW TO REMOVE Lucky Leap?

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:

Automatic Lucky Leap Removal Guide

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.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Lucky Leap. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Lucky Leap snapshot:
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Lucky Leap manual removal:

Kill processes:
LuckyLeap_orgcbs.exe
Delete files:
LuckyLeap_orgcbs.exe

Manual Lucky Leap Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Lucky Leap and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Lucky Leap or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove Lucky Leap from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Lucky Leap and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Lucky Leap removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Lucky Leap and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Lucky Leap removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Lucky Leap and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Lucky Leap removal.

What is adware?

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

Geolocation of Lucky Leap:

This map reveals the prevalence of Lucky Leap. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom and United States.

QR code for Lucky Leap removal instructions:

Lucky Leap qrcode
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.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2014-08-19 08:25:40
Information updated: 2014-08-19 08:25:40

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oogabooga
i veeery nearly got caught out with luckyleap. it came packaged with speedfan when i was downloading that on cnet. just had a slip on concentration and diddnt opt out of it. had to stop the installation and quickly go to add/remove programs. luckily it diddnt seem to attach to firefox in any way. very sneaky though. always disappoints me when such widely used sites like cnet pull this shit to earn a extra bit of shady money.
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Lilly
Thank you !
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Rebekka Deforce
Worked great! Thank you!
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Average Joe
thank you for this info

will in future check license agreement
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Rob Orr
If you use freeware and shareware etc it is best if you monitor the install. I use Comodo program manager and that will remove it, or any other program, roots and all provided its a monitored install. Those funny programs that dont work after a mistaken upgrade also can be salvaged.
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Glenn
I downloaded Makesofts USB Manager from Cnet and i got it from there. I thought Cnet was clean from this kind of shit but apparently not
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Eqvaliser
Thank you!

CNET used to be respectable, but now its all malware and spyware.
Thank god for sites like this..
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zoja
thanks, It was really anoying
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KnicksTape
Big thanks dude!
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ck
thank you very much!
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nad
thanks so much! it really helped! cheers
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Rashida
Thanks a lot, It worked. Lucky leap was badly annoying.

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