- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Ourluckysites.com is a browser hijacker that our research team has recently discovered. Just by looking at the interface of this hijacker, it is clear that it comes from the ELEX family to which InitialSite123.com, Initialpage123.com, Funnysite123.com, and many other well-known infections belong as well. It is possible that the same party is responsible for all of them, but it is also possible that different parties are using the same engine to produce them. Although they look like normal search tools, their function is not to help you browse the web. In fact, the ELEX hijackers serve as advertising platforms, and that is the main reason to delete them. It is possible that unreliable parties are involved, in which case, the ads shown via the search provider can be deceptive and malicious. Are you interested in the removal of Ourluckysites.com? If you are, you need to read this report because it explains everything starting with the distribution of this threat and ending with its removal.
How did Ourluckysites.com slither into your operating system? Was that done without your permission, or did you let this infection in yourself? Whether it slithered in without your notice or you installed it yourself, it is most likely that this hijacker came bundled with malicious infections. Advertising-supported software, potentially unwanted programs, malicious tracking cookies, and highly-complex and malicious threats might be bundled along with the hijacker. Since malware, in most cases, poses as harmless software, you have to be incredibly cautious. If you are not experienced enough to uncover and identify malware, we recommend employing a malware scanner to inspect your operating system. Needless to say, if more dangerous threats are found, you should take care of them first. If you skip this step, you might allow dangerous and malicious infections to roam free, and that could jeopardize your virtual security. That being said, Ourluckysites.com itself can be a serious threat, especially if you interact with it carelessly. Unfortunately, most users do.
You can learn how to modify the homepage URL using the guides below. This should be enough for you to delete Ourluckysites.com from your browsers successfully. However, we also recommend resetting your browsers because of the tracking cookies that might have been placed to spy on you. Another thing to consider is how many threats are active on your operating system. If you have already employed a trustworthy malware scanner to inspect your operating system, you know exactly which threats you are dealing with. If you have researched them, and you believe that you can delete them yourself, go for it, but do not forget that your operating system is vulnerable even if you clean it. If you cannot eliminate the existing threats manually and if you are interested in further protection, the best thing for you would be to install anti-malware software. Install it now, and you will not need to worry about your virtual security again. If you want to discuss anything else regarding this threat, please leave a comment below.