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Remove GetLucky ads (Improved Instructions)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

GetLucky might seem to be a useful tool if you are a fan of online shopping. It promises to provide various coupons, price comparisons, great deals and discount codes. However, you should not believe that “ads by GetLucky” or “GetLucky ads” will help to save time and money. It is classified as an adware program, and it means that it is hardly beneficial for you.

GetLucky. How does it work?

GetLucky adware is also labeled as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). No matter what services it promises to provide you, it works just like a classic adware program – GetLucky floods the PC user with numerous advertisements. Third-party companies sponsor GetLucky adware to promote their web pages. Basically, this advertising system has a particular technique that is not well-known for inexperienced PC users so that they can be deceived by GetLucky ads. You should know that GetLucky can infiltrate your computer with AND without your straightforward permission. Once it enters your system, it injects its extensions to your web browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or other). After that, it becomes able to see what you usually do on the web – which web pages you visit, what search queries you enter, what websites you save to your bookmark list and so on. This information is used to predict your concerns and interests.

Therefore, GetLucky will generate various advertisements based on such information, and it is very likely that these advertisements will catch your attention.You will notice these intrusive advertisements straight after GetLucky hijacks your system – they will show up as banners, in-text links or pop-up ads. However, we strongly recommend avoiding these advertisements and do not pay attention to catchy slogans on them. You should remember that most of these advertisements are misleading, and most likely they will redirect you to suspicious third-party websites. These sites can suggest you to install questionable content, such as free programs or software updates, but please, bypass such offers! Our research team claims that some of these files can contain doubtful or even infectious material, so if you wish to keep your PC safe, do not download anything from these websites. It would be the best decision to install Reimage and run full system scan. It will detect and eliminate potential computer threats and unwanted programs from your computer.


How can GetLucky hijack systems, if users do not give their authorization for it?

Although GetLucky is available to download from its official website, it is usually spread using shady marketing methods. Developers of this PC intruder frequently bundle it together with other freeware applications and spread the download link on the Internet. So if you plan to download any free program from the web, be cautious and always investigate if the website that provides freeware’s download link is the official one of it. Otherwise, you can end up with a bundled software app. You can prevent it by installing the freeware in a correct way – just choose ”advanced” or ”custom” install settings and untick the statements that claim you agree to install optional downloads. Opt-out the ”default” and ”standard” modes – they conceal such agreements here.

How can I remove this PUP from my system?

There are two methods how you can uninstall GetLucky virus – automatic and manual. If you want to uninstall this program automatically, you should use a reliable anti-spyware application. If you wish to delete GetLucky manually, use the guidelines we have prepared for you. You can find them below this article.

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To remove GetLucky ads, follow these steps:

Erase GetLucky from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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. If you are 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall GetLucky and related programs
    Here, look for GetLucky or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate GetLucky from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for GetLucky or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove GetLucky from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for GetLucky and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete GetLucky removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete GetLucky ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, GetLucky should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of GetLucky from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select GetLucky and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete GetLucky removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall GetLucky from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select GetLucky and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete GetLucky removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Erase GetLucky from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for GetLucky or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete GetLucky removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. JoyRp says:
    October 19th, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Ok, this adware program was driving me insane! Why and who allow these programs to function legally? It is clearly an unwanted program, which interrupts PC users activities online. Why isnt it banned yet?

  2. JamesDaniels says:
    October 19th, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for the clear instructions. I did not know how to remove these advertisements permanently, and I was just clicking Close button all the time. However, I have finally removed it.

  3. OVO says:
    October 19th, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I will never try to explore the optional downloads. I was curious, and I agreed with the optional downloads in the installation settings menu. Well, obviously I was dissatisfied with the activity of GetLucky. I do not recommend installing it on your system. Be careful with the freeware you install!

  4. Leila says:
    October 20th, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Have you guys uninstalled this adware successfully? I have some difficulties doing that. Maybe I should try SpyHunter?

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