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Remove ILookup (Removal Instructions)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

What is ILookup?

ILookup is just another program used by third-parties to promote their websites. No matter how harmless it looks, in reality it’s an adware program, which is presented as a free Internet browser toolbar with a search box and link buttons. It claims that it is ready to enhance people’s search experience but once you install ILookup on your computer and attach it to all of your web browsers, you may not even know that it may start tracking your browsing activity. This program is capable of collecting information about you, for example, web pages you browse, terms you type in search fields, your e-mail address, downloads, etc. Although this information is not considered as personal, the potentially unwanted program ILookup generates targeted misleading advertisement banners, pop-ups and in-text links based on it. These Ads by ILookup may look attractive to you, but don’t be deceived – such ads may redirect you to risky and infectious websites when you click on them. It may even initiate an automatic download of a malware. If you have recognised that this adware has hijacked your web browser, and if you wish to remove it, you should run Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware and remove ILookup ads without a delay.


How can ILookup hijack my computer?

You probably wonder how did this adware enter your system without your authorization. ILookup can be installed in several of ways, either with or without users’ knowledge. Most commonly, as many other adware programs, ILookup adware is spread with bundling. This distribution method allows combining a freeware with extra downloads. The main reason why PC user’s end up installing potentially unwanted programs is a careless installation. When you download free programs off the web, don’t rush and be attentive on the installation process. Do not hesitate and read the Terms and Conditions, also Privacy Policy documents. It won’t take too long. Also, make sure you choose the right installation settings, because unwanted applications like ILookup are usually concealed behind „default“ or „standard“ options. You should always opt for „custom“ or „advanced“ settings, and untick any content you do not want to install, such as additional apps, plug-ins, browser extensions or add-ons. That’s all you need to do to prevent your computer from adware. In case it’s too late and you have already installed ILookup, you should follow the instructions provided below this article and remove ILookup.

How to remove ILookUp?

If you have been bothered by ILookup virus, and you wish to turn off all these pop-up advertisements, the only way to do it is to delete the entire adware program. To do that, you can download a trusted anti-spyware program, or you can follow instructions provided by our experts on how to do it manually.
And remember – be cautious of the free content on the Internet, because in most cases you can download harmful content instead of valuable product. Spend some time, research and find out more about the program you want to install and the website you plan to download from.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove ILookup, follow these steps:

Remove ILookup 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 ILookup and related programs
    Here, look for ILookup 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'

Erase ILookup 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 ILookup 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'

Uninstall ILookup 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 ILookup 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 ILookup removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete ILookup 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, ILookup should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of ILookup 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 ILookup 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 ILookup removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate ILookup 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 ILookup 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 ILookup removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove ILookup 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 ILookup 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 ILookup removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Turbo says:
    March 2nd, 2004 at 1:48 pm

    Installed by ActiveX drive-by-download, thought to be used on pop-ups.

    Users have reported porn-pop ups, and the program has various porn-related URLs inside.

    Can cause error messages of the type 'Explorer has caused an error in ineb.dll…', when using both Internet Explorer and the Windows Explorer.

    Contains references to:

  2. Console says:
    June 7th, 2004 at 10:06 pm

    This should register as a virus. I work in IT and its the worst hijacker I've come across. Renders IE useless with so many porn pop ups. The uninstaller BS as well. Probably makes it worse.

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