How to Remove “Ads by Lucky Services”

 

Ads by Lucky Services Overview

Dear reader, this article is dedicated to the removal of the malware virus Ads by Lucky Services. Please check out the whole article carefully, because it will not only teach you how to get rid of this pest, but also to help you avoid future exposures.

Ads by Lucky Services, like many others, is an advertisement based malware. When it infects your PC it begins creating unwanted pages with fake advertisements or pop-ups. Once installed its very hard to remove unless specific procedure is followed – otherwise it will enable itself and reproduce until properly removed.

!BEWARE!

Do not interact with any content generated by Ads by Lucky Services. Kill any page generated by the virus with the Task Manager.

  • These ads will usually try to install more malware on your PC or steal your personal data. Sometimes they might even try to trick you into buying an anti-virus app to remove themselves. All of this is a scam, but as long as you avoid further interactions with the virus you should be safe.
  • One should know that viruses like Ads by Lucky Services DO NOT have the power to hurt your PC, unless you allow them to. Therefore they employ misdirection and try to have you give them access. For this reason its best to simply ignore them (and shut them down), because sometimes even the “close” button is rigged.
  • In addition to creating adds, this virus and its buddies collect info about your browsing behavior and passwords, which is then forwarded to their maker. Usually this happens after a week or so after infection, so removing the virus as soon as you are able to is extra important.
  • Ads created by Ads by Lucky Services are not actual ads hosted on the internet, but fakes generated by the virus via the CPU of your machine and tailored to your browsing history. They are displayed in a layer that overlaps over your browser. All of this is likely to cause slowdown or choppiness, more prominent on older and slower CPUs.

How to avoid Ads by Lucky Services and similar malware.

Currently there are two very popular ways of spreading malware around the internet – through other programs or through posing as a file.

  1. “Shell” programs are malware viruses uploaded on fraudulent download sites. These sites clone your search query and present the virus through the search engine as a perfect match. They will always be .exe files regardless of the extension of the file you are searching for.
  2. “Canned” programs come as a part of a bundle with another program – usually a free one. The main software might be fully legitimate, but bundled with the malware if its not downloaded from the official site. They rely on the user to install them along with the program he wants.

How to Remove Ads by Lucky Services

STEP 1:

(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Hold windows-buttonand R together. Write appwiz.cpl  in the new field, then click OK.

 appwiz

This, right here, is the Control Panel.

Search around for Ads by Lucky Services and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you.  Highlight  and  Uninstall these.

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   STEP 2:

  Ads by Lucky Services has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find Ads by Lucky Services . Disable it.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

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Hit Extensions next.

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The virus should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.


chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users
:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–Extensions.

 

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In  Extensions,  click Ads by Lucky Services and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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The  click chrome menu icon   for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).

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safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find  Ads by Lucky Services  then Uninstall.

 

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

  • You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed

  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

Step 3 optional guide

STEP 4 (Optional)

If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Ads by Lucky Services . We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.

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