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Remove Play Lunar ads (Removal Instructions)

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Is it worth installing Play Lunar on my computer?

Play Lunar virus is an adware type application, which promises to let people play various games for free. Nevertheless, it can also start displaying different kinds of ads without restrictions. The main aim of this adware is to display “Play Lunar ads” that belong to third parties. No matter that the most of such ads is harmless, some of them may redirect you to potentially dangerous websites. To sum up, Play Lunar ads significantly diminish the quality of your browsing the Internet and the only way to get rid of them is to remove this adware from the system.

Questions about Play Lunar ads

Unfortunately, but Play Lunar goal is to generate pop-up ads, in-text ads, banners and any other type of ads with links to commercial pages is not the only one. This program can also redirect you to sponsored websites and even track your activity on the Internet. When Play Lunar hijack is finished, the adware starts gathering the NPII (non-personally identifiable information), such as user’s search queries, most visited websites and email address. This data is typically shared with third parties that are trying to generate more attractive and interesting ads for the user. Nevertheless, you can never know how trustworthy these parties are. If you have constantly been receiving ads while browsing the Internet, you should not waste your time looking at them. What is more, do not let these ads cover the content of your favorite websites! To protect yourself, you should simply remove Play Lunar virus from your computer. The most reliable way is to install Reimage and run a full system scan.

The main page of Play Lunar adware

What distribution methods are used to spread this adware?

Play Lunar is usually distributed by bundling it with another free software download. Basically, adware is embedded into another free software in exchange for money. If this freeware is downloaded without monitoring its installation process, the computer is infected. To prevent Play Lunar removal from each of your browser, you should block its installation on your computer. For that, you should always choose Custom or Advanced settings while downloading the software. Please, stay away from Quick or Recommended installation option because it may lead you to the appearance of unwanted programs that are usually bundled within these settings. It is very important to review all the suggested optional software and, if some of the suggested plug-ins or optional programs seem suspicious, deselect them. Finally, note that if you want to install reliable software, you should use the official websites. It is also important to remember not to rush through the installation process and find time to read the Terms of Agreement and Privacy Policy in order to know, what you install on your computer.

Play Lunar removal guide:

If Play Lunar virus, in one or another way, infiltrated your computer, you have to remove it as soon as possible. You should know that it can be removed using manual removal guide, which is given below, or automatically. In this case, you have to install anti-spyware software, update it to its latest version and run a full system scan. If you are not experienced enough, you should opt for this removal method because manual Play Lunar removal can be difficult for you. To prevent the risk of leaving some data related to this adware on your computer, we advise you choose using the anti-malware software. It will not only remove Play Lunar or any other potentially unwanted program from your computer, but will also help you get rid of any data related to the malware. What is more, if updated regularly, this software will protect your computer from other viruses, malware and potential risks.

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 Play Lunar ads, follow these steps:

Delete Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar and related programs
    Here, look for Play Lunar 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'

Remove Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar 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'

Eliminate Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall Play Lunar 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, Play Lunar should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Erase Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar 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 Play Lunar removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Stewarts35 says:
    April 29th, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I could not remove this virus manually, but SpyHunter fixed my computer ! Its a good software, I recommend it to everyone 🙂

  2. Joella says:
    April 29th, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Play Lunar is a computer parasite you definitely do not want to install! I have ended up with this threat without realizing, installed it alongside some malicious flash player. Be careful and inspect each program you install…

  3. mYnIZLLEKizzle says:
    April 29th, 2016 at 2:37 am

    cannot thank u enough! finally i am free from these ads!

  4. travolta101 says:
    April 29th, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Good advices there… Keep up the good job guys 🙂

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