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Remove Myluckysites.com virus (Jan 2017 update) - Recovery Instructions Included

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Why you should stop using Myluckysites.com?

Myluckysites.com virus is very similar to Luckysite123.com, Trotux.com or Amisites.com. It has been added to “browser hijacker”[1] category because it can affect your web browsers in no time, and change some of their settings to make you to encounter one website over and over again. If your browsers have been affected, you will definitely know the name of the site this potentially unwanted program (PUP) wants to promote. In most of the cases, Myluckysites.com pushes you to use it as a search engine but provides modified search results that feature paid third-party links which have already been blocked by Google.[2]

Of course, when you search for something on the web, you want to get results that meet your expectations and accurately respond to your search query. Well, this search engine might disappoint you because it seeks to generate pay-per-click revenue rather than make users’ happy. Beware that Myluckysites.com search engine might serve third-party results that point to infectious, phishing, or simply deceptive websites that want to swindle money from you or infect your computer with certain malware. It does not mean that this is the aim of this search engine – it only provides search results that MIGHT be untrustworthy.[3] A fact that can also lead us to thinking that this tool can be considered untrustworthy is that this search engine does not provide privacy Policy and Terms of Use documents which are important legal documents. Make sure you don’t waste your time dealing with it and remove Myluckysites.com from the system once it tries to hijack your searches. For that you can use ReimageIntego.

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Questions about Myluckysites.com virus

Unlike the real Google search which is the leader among search engines[4], it concentrates on how to increase pay-per-click revenue rather than try to respond to user’s inquiry accordingly. It means that it might insert untrustworthy third-party links into search results just because owners of these sites sponsor the developers of this redirect virus. Not all links provided by this search are dangerous, but we believe that it is better to remove Myluckysites.com browser hijacker and rely on a different search tool. What is more, you will find out that it is not that easy to delete this URL from homepage settings because it is not only a single link that banishes your browsing experience. To complete Myluckysites.com removal, you need to find and uninstall the program that controls it.  

How can I avoid this browser hijacker?

If you have never downloaded this browser hijacker but now it resides in your computer system, you might start thinking that your computer was hacked/severely infected, etc. Do not think so; simply, Myluckysites.com hijack happened. Potentially unwanted programs like this one spreads via software bundles, which can be downloaded from various mass-file sharing websites.[5] Whenever you want to download a certain program, try to find the most reliable-looking site to get it from. What is more, be careful when installing it. No matter what kind of program you try to install, select Custom or Advanced settings for the setup. Some people think that these settings are complicated and that it is easier to rely on Standard or Default ones that are pre-marked as “recommended.” Please do not choose these settings. The ones we recommend will allow you to modify components of your download, and in most cases, you will find out that your selected software caused MyLuckysites.com redirect problems and similar issues right after installing it. You have to deselect these recommended programs to finish the installation without adding them to your PC.

Myluckysites.com removal options

There are two different methods to remove Myluckysites.com virus. If you wish, you can try to remove it manually. It is not as easy task to uninstall this browser hijacker manually. However, experienced PC users should not have problem with that. Besides, you can use automatic elimination method for MyLuckysites.com removal. It is especially recommended if you worry about your computing skills. In this case, make sure you select a reputable anti-malware software, update it to its latest version and command it to check your computer system for you. Please, use anti-malware software recommended by 2spyware experts. We don’t want you to choose an amateur product that can’t fix your computer system entirely. You can find some recommendations below.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Myluckysites.com virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Myluckysites.com from Windows systems

To remove this browser hijacker from the system manually, you need to uninstall all entries that are related to this PUP. In this case, make sure you remove Myluckysites, Trotux, Amisites and similar PUPs. Also, you should get rid of these apps that belong to unknown developers.

  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 Myluckysites.com and related programs
    Here, look for Myluckysites.com 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'
  5. Remove Myluckysites.com from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Remove Myluckysites.com from Mac OS X system

To get rid of this browser hijacker from Mac OS X, you need to get rid of every program that looks suspicious to you. Usually, they belong to unknown developers. Make sure you uninstall Myluckysites, Trotux, Amisites and other browser hijackers.

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

Remove Myluckysites.com virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Myluckysites.com virus-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 Myluckysites.com virus, 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 Myluckysites.com virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Myluckysites.com virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Myluckysites.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

If your IE is hijacked by Myluckysites, make sure you remove all add-ons that could be related to it. You can also reset this browser with the help of the following steps.

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 Myluckysites.com virus 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 Myluckysites.com virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase Myluckysites.com virus 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 Myluckysites.com virus-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

Delete Myluckysites.com 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 Myluckysites.com 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Myluckysites.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Myluckysites.com from Google Chrome

To fix your Chrome after Myluckysites hijack, you need to follow the steps given below. Make sure you remove Myluckysites-related add-ons and reset your affected web browser.

  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 Myluckysites.com 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Myluckysites.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Myluckysites.com 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 Myluckysites.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Myluckysites.com, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 Myluckysites.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

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  1. beybey says:
    November 21st, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Myluckysites is the worst tool for searching… dont you use it…

  2. Craig28 says:
    November 21st, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Just removed Myluckysites.com from Chrome, now gotta fix Firefox. These instructions are easy to follow!

  3. faux@ says:
    November 21st, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I have discovered that this hijacker sends pop-up ads, too!

  4. kimmy says:
    November 21st, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Browser is infected. I never use this computer, so I guess my sister installed it. I need to tell her to stop downloading stupid games from even more stupid websites…

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