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Danger level 4
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage


Programs that cannot be terminate manually are probably the most annoying ones. LookSafe is a kind of computer tool that is supposed to protect your from dangers on the Internet. However, our security research team classifies the application as a potentially unwanted program. LookSafe may perform various system changes that you would not like. Unless you intentionally wanted to have the program on your computer, it would be great if you removed LookSafe from the system. Due to the fact, that LookSafe is often bundled with freeware, you should also scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner for other potential threats.

One of the most disturbing aspects about LookSafe is that it changes your DNS settings. These changes are performed in order to protect your from malicious websites and online phishing. Alternative DNS changes to and Preferred DNS changes to Even if LookSafe does not intend to do anything bad, DNS changes are still associated with variety of security risks, including DOS (denial of service) attacks, unauthorized use of resources, DNS cache poisoning and so on. The most important thing is that LookSafe does not do anything illegal – you agree to these changes when you install LookSafe on the PC.

Some users may even think that LookSafe is a browser hijacker, because it can change default homepage and search engine to However, these changes are also legal, because users agree to them during the installation. If you do not remember having agreed to it, it means you have overlooked certain setup steps.

This application has more than just one distribution method. LookSafe can be easily downloaded at, which is obviously the official homepage for the tool. However, the program is also widely available at third party websites that distribute freeware. When you download applications from third party websites, you need to keep in mind that the application might be bundled with other freeware programs.

In most cases, it is easy to remove unwanted applications through Control Panel, but LookSafe does not have an Uninstall service. It means that if you had your browser settings modified, you will have to restore them manually. Afterwards, to get rid of the service, you should invest in a licensed antispyware tool that would remove all the LookSafe files automatically. This tool is not an extremely dangerous computer threat, but if it is strongly advised to delete LookSafe from your computer.

If you are having any troubles terminating potentially unwanted applications, or you do not know how to run a full system scan, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below.

Restore browser settings

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Firefox button and click Options.
  2. Under General tab press Restore to Default and click OK.
  3. Click the search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines and remove from the list.
  5. Click OK.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and click Manage add-ons.
  2. Go to Search providers on the left pane.
  3. Set a new default search engine and remove
  4. Press Alt+X again and go to Internet options.
  5. Under General tab click Use default and press OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Under On Startup select Open a specific page or set of pages.
  3. Click Set pages and change your homepage address. Press OK.
  4. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  5. Set a new default search engine and delete Press Done.
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  1. Ed Sep 1, 2014

    How can I tell if Looksafe is on my computer? I don't find it among the search providers listed on Internet Explorer manage add-ons.

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