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“You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” ads. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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“You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” ads promise good prizes

The illustration of “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor”

“You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” advertisements are one of the most popular types of scams that you might encounter online. Pop-ups might be delivered on a compromised website or by a specific adware[1] which may have sneaked inside the system unnoticed. You can suspect a computer infection if congratulations on winning an iPhone or $1000 gift card bombard your browser and prevent from normal browsing sessions.

Once this potentially unwanted program (PUP)[2] gets inside the system, it might use a virtual layer to display ads on each website you visit. Additionally, pop-ups and sudden redirects do not allow enjoying time spent online and make your browser crash or freeze frequently.

Besides, “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” virus might also track your browsing-related information to deliver targeted ads. For instance, ads might identify the type of the browser you are using or provide your IP address to make pop-ups look more realistic.

“You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” scam is designed to trick people that they have won $1000 Amazon Gift card, $1000 Visa Gift card or other goods, such as smartphones. For claiming the prize, people have to complete the survey. However, when you do what you are asked for, you come to the realization that no one will give you the promised prize.

These ads aim to trick users into filling particular surveys because developers generate revenue from each completed poll. Bear in mind that no one is that generous to give up thousand dollars or new iPhone for free. Hence, it’s just a scam, and you have to remove “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” adware as soon as the first fake notification appears on your browser.

You can wipe out adware with all its components manually, or you can leave this job for the reputable anti-malware/anti-spyware program. We recommend Reimage or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner for “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” removal.

Lucky iPhone user scam is a new trick used by scammers

Security researchers from Spain[3] reported about an increased activity of “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” virus that informs about winning Apple products. It seems that scammers decided to switch its tactics and take advantage of the popularity of iPhones.

Congratulations You're Today's Lucky visitor iPhone scam (as well as Congratulations You're Today's Lucky Visitor iPad hoax) follows the same pattern. People are asked to fill particular surveys or download apps in order to claim the prize. However, once you complete a number of polls, you will be given another one.

The biggest issue is that these “tasks” to get a smartphone might lead to infiltration of malicious programs. For instance, you might be asked to download particular browser extension or apps that operate as spyware or malware.[4] Thus, you should not get tricked by Lucky Visitor Popup iPhone scam.

If you continue seeing these pop-ups or get redirected to a fake website, you should check your computer’s security immediately by scanning the system with reputable anti-malware/anti-spyware.

Annoying ads attack might start after incorrect installation of freeware

Adware program that is responsible for initiating “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” pop-up ads spreads bundled with various free programs that users download from the Internet. However, blaming free software is just a waste of time because you could have prevented this PUP from stepping inside the system[5]:

  • Read the Privacy Policy and EULA[6];
  • Use Advanced/Custom installer instead of Recommended/Quick;
  • Monitor the process and reject installation of additional components that might be offered to download along with the primary program.

Remove “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” virus from the system entirely

In order to get rid of “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” ads, you have to find and uninstall adware from the computer. You can follow the manual removal guide below and complete this task manually. However, adware may have installed numerous components that might be hard to detect without additional help.

To speed up “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” removal and make it easier, you should rely on reputable anti-malware software. Once the security program finishes scanning the system, you should reset your web browser and get back to normal browsing sessions.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes 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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” ads, follow these steps:

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Uninstall “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” from Windows systems

Follow our instructions and remove adware which is responsible for providing “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” ads. Then, clean your web browsers from suspicious extensions and reset their settings, if it's necessary.

  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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” and related programs
    Here, look for “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” 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'
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Delete “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” from Mac OS X system

If “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” pop ups keeps showing up, follow the instructions and remove adware from your Mac.

  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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” 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'
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Remove “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” from Internet Explorer (IE)

Make sure that adware has not installed any suspicious add-ons by following these instructions.

  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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” 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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” ads from Microsoft Edge

Follow these steps to remove unknown extensions from the 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, “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If you see some suspicious extensions in Mozilla Firefox, be aware that “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” virus might be responsible for installing them. Your task is to remove all questionable entries.

  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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” 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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” from Google Chrome

Check the list of extensions and remove all unknown plugins, toolbars or other entries. They might be responsible for delivering “You Are Today's Lucky Visitor” ads.

  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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” 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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” from Safari

This step-by-step guide will help you to uninstall all suspicious entries from the Safari browser.

  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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” 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 “You Are Today’s Lucky Visitor” removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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