- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
Luckysearches.com is not a search engine many users are familiar with it. This is a good thing, because this is not a trustworthy or beneficial search tool. On the contrary, many believe that it works as a browser hijacker. According to your malware researchers, users do not need to remove luckysearches.com as a browser hijacker, because it cannot take over the browser without your permission. However, it is obvious that it is better to delete the search tool than to keep it installed as the default search provider.
The suspicious luckysearches.com can change the home page and default search provider on such popular browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and, of course, Mozilla Firefox. In most cases, the search tool comes bundled with QuickStart (or FastStart) and SupTab browser extensions. If you do not trust these extensions, it is best to remove them from your operating system as well. Most computer users delete these extensions, because besides presenting links to third-party sites, they do not offer useful services.
Just like the extensions associated, luckysearches.com does not offer useful services, which is the main reason why you should remove it. In fact, the only service that it does provide is redirecting to a third-party search engine search.yahoo.com. Even though this search engine is not malicious, we do not recommend using third-party software tools to access it. If you want to use Yahoo Search, you should just replace luckysearches.com with it. Of course, it is much simpler to talk about the removal than to actually go through with it. The removal of luckysearches.com can be quite difficult.
As you might know, luckysearches.com is a clone of qone8, startsurf, webssearches, sweet-page, v9, and other suspicious search engines. These infections are best known for their ability to modify the target of the affected browser shortcuts. Luckysearches.com could affect the shortcuts on your Taskbar, Start Menu, and desktop. Needless to say, it is important to fix all shortcuts. Only if you fix the shortcut, will you be able to remove luckysearches.com from your browsers.
You can uninstall luckysearches.com from your operating system to reset the target of the web browsers affected. If you delete luckysearches.com from your PC, you will not need to go through every single shortcut fixing the target. After the removal, you need to remove luckysearches.com from your browsers, and you can learn how to do this using out manual removal guide. To complete the mission, install an automatic malware remover that will eliminate the leftovers and other potentially active threats.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Remove from Internet Explorer
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
Remove from Google Chrome