- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
MyLuckySearching.com is a browser hijacker that can change the homepage of such popular browsers as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Although it is classified as an infection, it is unlikely that you will find it to have corrupted your browser without your permission. If it has slithered in without authorization, it should be obvious that it is a threat that requires immediate elimination. If you agreed to change your homepage yourself, you still need to delete this hijacker because it can jeopardize your virtual security. Unfortunately, this hijacker usually enters operating systems packaged with third-party programs that can be even more malicious. If you have no idea how to remove MyLuckySearching.com from your operating system along with all other threats, you should continue reading this report. If you want to ask questions regarding anything discussed, use the comments section presented below.
The main reason users do not delete MyLuckySearching.com has to do with the exterior of the hijacker. If you look at the interface of this threat, it does not look very dangerous, especially if you compare it with other hijackers that showcase aggressive ads and links to unfamiliar websites. The most important thing, of course, is that MyLuckySearching.com redirects to familiar pages when you try to browse the web using it. If you enter keywords under “Web,” you will be routed to search.yahoo.com. If you enter keywords under “Images,” “Videos,” and “News,” you will be redirected to google.com/search. Needless to say, both Yahoo and Google have great reputations, and so the hijacker becomes less menacing. In fact, some users might prefer access to two different search providers. The thing is that the creator of the hijacker is most likely to have employed these popular search tools because of their reputation, and, unfortunately, the results shown via them are likely to be modified. Needless to say, you are more likely to interact with ads if they are represented via seemingly familiar search tools. Well, the advertisements shown to you might be malicious and misleading, and that is why the hijacker deserves removal. In fact, the hijacker’s ability to redirect you to a third-party site without your permission should be regarded as a threat as well.
You need to remove MyLuckySearching.com from the homepage, and you might already be familiar with this task. The guide below explains how to modify the homepage within the files of your browsers, and though this might be the more complicated option, you should know how to do that as well. After you perform the steps shown below, make sure you run a full system scan using a trustworthy malware scanner because you want to make sure that no components were left behind. Of course, if other threats are active, the scanner will inform you about them as well. If you choose to delete them manually, make sure you research them first because every threat might require a different removal method. That is why we suggest using anti-malware software that can erase undesirable software automatically instead. If you choose this option, you will not need to think about your operating system’s security either because anti-malware software can take care of that.