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Remove Lonkem.com (Free Guide) - Removal Instructions

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Lonkem.com is the misleading advertising network that redirects users to questionable websites and commercial platforms

Lonkem.comLonkem.com is the adware-type intruder that makes a difference in the speed and performance of the machine with all the suspicious redirects and pop-ups, banners that keep you from accessing normal material. The program is based on social engineering tactics[1] that allow tricking users into subscribing for more site notifications or different content. The page displays no particular content only pop-ups with Show notifications message encouraging to allow or block additional material from the domain. 

Unfortunately, when you interact with the pop-up or other advertising content, the Lonkem.com virus gets access to your browser settings and other parts of the device that can interfere with the browsing sessions and general performance or security. You should note that these symptoms and other advertising-related issues, performance problems are caused by the PUP running in the background, not the appearance of this page. You need to terminate the adware-type intruder itself that is causing all the issues, to end the unwanted behavior.

Name Lonkem.com
Type Adware-type potentially unwanted program
Symptoms The site shows pop-ups and encouragements to subscribe to additional notifications and content by clicking the allow or agree button. This way your screen gets filled with banners, redirects, pop-ups, and other types of advertising material
Distribution Freeware installations when you choose recommended or quick options automatically allows all the applications to get downloaded on the machine. Other PUPs can easily install the adware or browser hijacker to affect your time online
Danger Potentially unwanted programs are related to various sites and advertising services that can access, track, and collect information about your online preferences, browsing history, location, or even more personalized details
Elimination Lonkem.com removal gives the best results when you rely on proper anti-malware tools because such programs can check various places and fully eliminate the PUP
Repair You also need to run the check on the system that indicates affected or damaged files for you. Tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego, or system optimizers, repair tools can fix such issues without damaging crucial parts of the computer

Lonkem.com is an unwanted application that controls your online traffic to ensure that you visit needed pages with sponsored and affiliated content, so views and visits on needed pages can get generated. Pop-ups with advertisements fill up the screen daily and ensure that content is more personalized and more triggering your attention.

Lonkem.com collects various data about your preferences while you browse online about most viewed items and visited pages, so when the advertisement appears on your screen it is more attractive and it is more likely that you will click on the pop-up, banner or blinking box. 

The information about your preferences and browsing history gets collected by Lonkem.com PUP itself and other advertisers related to the redirects occurring due to the infection. The potentially unwanted program itself lands on your machine without permission or even knowledge and starts interfering with all the processes regarding the internet. All these things and alterations happen even when you ignore the following message:

Lonkem.com wants to Show notifications
Press Allow to watch video

The pop-up on the domain encourages people to allow notifications so the video can get started or file downloaded. The Lonkem.com domain can claim various things just to trick people into clicking the allow button or interacting with the pop-up on the web browser alone. Any clicks on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari browser pop-ups can trigger the automatic subscription. 

Even though you cannot notice the infiltration of this shady program, you should remove Lonkem.com as soon as possible because an occasional pop-up advertisement and redirect is nothing when compared to system damage or other PUP installed. When the PUP has more time on the machine, it can interfere with the vital functions of the device and set up particular preferences to ensure persistence.  Lonkem.com virusLonkem.com is the adware-type program that shows questionable notifications and presents false messages to trick people into notification subscriptions. Even when you encounter the redirect to Lonkem.com once or twice it is already a sign that your machine is affected by a cyber threat. The potentially unwanted program runs in the background and triggers all those processes of redirecting your online traffic and showing you commercial content. It can also change the preferences of the web browser and set itself as the go-to homepage or new tab settings.

You should go straight for the Lonkem.com removal process, so you can avoid getting other programs installed and can ensure that particular startup preferences or registry entries don't get altered. Once those get altered it significantly affects the persistence of the PUP itself, so you cannot that easily get rid of this program.

However, the best method for proper termination of these PUPs is still anti-malware tools that can find all Lonkem.com associated files and applications possibly added by the intruder behind your back. Also, a program that can detect PUPs can clean your machine and should be able to find other threats and potentially damaging files.

As for the particular issues with data tracking[2] or damaged system files and settings, you need to rely on the PC repair tool or a system optimizer, cleaner utility, so anything that Lonkem.com added in system folders can get repaired, replaced or fixed for you. Choose a tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego Lonkem PUPLonkem.com is the domain that shows nothing but notifications and advertisements.

Freeware installations hide additional downloads of PUPs 

Experts[3] always talk about how shady malware spreading methods can get over time and especially when it comes to these PUPs and other browser-based threats. These applications are not considered malware or exceptionally dangerous viruses, so users often don't panic when something like this domain appears.

However, the more time you give these PUPs the more affected your device can get because PUP keeps affecting various processes, files, and installing other extensions or plugins that control your traffic and collect information. You need to pay attention to symptoms and tackle those as soon as possible.

Nevertheless, you can avoid infiltrations in advance, too by choosing the right methods of freeware installations and relying on official sources or developers every time you want to get any software or tools. Advanced or Custom installations can show you all included programs and provide the opportunity to deselect any suspicious additions yourself.

Get rid of the questionable redirects be terminating the Lonkem.com virus in the first place

When you encounter threats like this, you need to consider a few things besides that advertisements and redirects to shady pages. When you decide to remove Lonkem.com, you need to go for the automatic methods that involve anti-malware tools and still manually change settings on the web browsing tools for better results.

Lonkem.com removal takes time and cannot be the easiest process when you rely on resetting your browsers alone. It can terminate the program itself, but infection may renew itself due to the additionally added programs, extensions, or files. The same happens due to changes in the system, so make sure to find a good AV tool and PC repair program.

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To remove Lonkem.com, follow these steps:

Uninstall Lonkem.com from Windows systems

Get rid of the intruder and end those shady Lonkem.com redirects

To remove Lonkem.com from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Lonkem.com (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Eliminate Lonkem.com from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Lonkem.com from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Lonkem.com-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Lonkem.com, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Lonkem.com and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Lonkem.com-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Lonkem.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Lonkem.com and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Lonkem.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Lonkem.com from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Lonkem.com-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Lonkem.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Set Firefox to default, so you can forget about unwanted apps and extensions

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Lonkem.com and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Lonkem.com did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Lonkem.com removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove Lonkem.com from Google Chrome

Make sure to clean the browser off of the Lonkem.com-related material

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Lonkem.com by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Lonkem.com-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Lonkem.com removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall Lonkem.com from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Lonkem.com and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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