Luckywinner-web1.com ads (scam)

Luckywinner-web1.com ads Removal Guide

What is Luckywinner-web1.com ads?

Luckywinner-web1.com is a fake website that intends to trick you into subscribing to notifications

Luckywinner-web1.comIntrusive ads might show malicious links

Advertisements are something that most users are familiar with – many websites employ them to monetize their content and pay for the expenses related to it. Most people don't really mind ads that are non-intrusive, although some sites do go overboard and cover their content with them to the point where the information can barely be seen.

These types of websites can simply be avoided, ads blocked by special extensions, or not accessed in the first place. The issue becomes much more prevalent when users start receiving ads via pop-ups that show up on top of everything else. Not only can this activity be disruptive and intrusive, but the links that Luckywinner-web1.com or Iphone12pro.luckywinner-web1.com show might also contain insecure landing pages. Thus, it is vital to stay away from ad links that show up as push notifications

If you see one of these websites delivering pop-ups to your screen, it means that you allowed them to do so, be it willingly or not. The “Allow” button within the notification prompt might also be pressed accidentally. Regardless of the reason, the unwanted activity will prevail for as long as the site has your permission to show you push notifications. Below you will find more information about the feature itself and what you can do to make your computer free from ads once again.

Name Luckywinner-web1.com
Type Push notifications, ads, scam
Might be related to Adware infection
Distribution The pop-ups start showing up at some point after the “Allow” button is pressed within the notification prompt
Symptoms Pop-up notifications show up on a regular basis on the screen – these ads often include inappropriate, scam, phishing, or other similar content
Risks Clicking on links that are embedded within the notification prompt, exploring the sites these links bring to, or downloading files can be particularly dangerous – users can get infected with malware or suffer from financial losses
Removal You can disable notifications via browser settings; in case you experience more ads and redirects to suspicious sites, you should check your system with AV tools like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes for adware infection
Additional steps Cleaning web browsers is just as important when dealing with potentially unwanted programs, so do so by following the instructions below or use ReimageIntego for a quicker option

Push notification scams explained

Social engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology. The main goal of crooks is to manipulate users who are less familiar with certain features or those who pay little attention to what they do online. Scamming techniques can be particularly well-executed in some cases, so even more advanced computer users might fall victims. It has been proven several times before, with company employees constantly failing to recognize phishing emails, consequently letting malicious parties into the local networks.

The thing is that the internet is simply too large – hundreds of thousands of websites are launched every single day. There is plenty of phishing online, despite the best efforts to moderate the internet as much as possible. Luckywinner-web1.com is a site that does not provide any value whatsoever and was created for scamming purposes.

Luckywinner-web1.com virusAdware could be the reason for unexpected browser redirects

The website was created by malicious actors who wanted to profit from ads. For that, they need to convince people to allow notifications to be shown. People usually wouldn't do that, but crooks come up with fake messages that might just be enough for some people to oblige and do what is asked of them.

After the Luckywinner-web1.com redirect, you might see one of the following messages:

  • To access the video, click “Allow”
  • If you are 18+ tap Allow
  • Just one more step! “Allow” to continue
  • Click Allow if you are not a robot, etc.

As evident, all of these are completely fabricated. They try to make an impression that the “Allow” button has a completely different function, while in reality, it is only used to allow push notifications from that particular website.

Identical tactics are used by thousands of other push notification scam sites, such as Defimedia.best, Eruthoxup.com, or Mnemicguaza.cam. Luckily, you can undo this decision easily via your browser settings. Follow the steps for your browser:

Google Chrome (desktop):

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 1
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Google Chrome (Android):

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Scroll down to the Sites section.
  4. Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left (Off setting).Stop notifications on Chrome Android

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click the Settings button next to it.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 1
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

Safari:

  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to the Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

MS Edge:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.Stop notifications on Edge 1
  4. Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.Stop notifications on Edge 2

MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to the Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.
  4. Locate web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.Stop notifications on Internet Explorer

How do you end up on a scam website

Users typically get redirected to malicious websites by accident. The issue is particularly common on websites that distribute various illegal software and cracks. Free video streaming, torrents, porn, and similar sites are also are some of the main culprits of bad redirects. In some cases, users might click on the ad by accident, while some websites are set up to reroute users to potentially dangerous places automatically thanks to embedded scripts.[1]

This activity is pretty easy to avoid – you should employ potent ad-blockers and security software to prevent the infiltration of malware. Also, avoiding websites that could include malicious content is also highly advised; many users get infected with ransomware or other malware after they ignore warnings from their security software and allow the executable to be run on their systems.

If you suffer from frequent browser redirects and generally see more ads everywhere you go while browsing the web, then you are likely to have a potentially unwanted program installed on your device. In this case, we are talking about adware[2] specifically. These apps are not usually considered malicious (although some experts argue with that terminology), although they can put users' privacy and security at risk due to various reasons.

First of all, adware usually spreads in bundles or other deceptive methods, which results in people not even knowing that they have it running in the background. Employing powerful security tools and paying close attention to the installation process of freeware[3] can greatly diminish the risk of being infected with PUPs like Luckywinner-web1.com.

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Getting rid of Luckywinner-web1.com ads. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  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 the entry of the 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.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all 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 an unwanted app, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove 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 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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla 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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

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 the unwanted program 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

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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

How to prevent from getting adware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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