Lolo Setup “Virus” Removal


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This page aims to help you remove Lolo Setup “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Ads on your screen while browsing can be an especially unpleasant issue because they can make it really difficult for you to normally browser the Internet and to actually reach the sites and pages that you’re looking for. In addition, the appearance of a lot of ads on your screen can potentially compromise the safety of your machine since not all adverts that you see on the Internet are safe to interact with. An ad-blocker can help against ads coming from specific sites or you can simply avoid those sites and not get exposed to their nagging pop-ups, box messages, page redirects and banners. The real problem, however, comes when you have an adware program on your computer. Adware is a specific software category that consists of apps, programs and other software components that can target your IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or any other browser on your PC and become part of them. Once the adware has gotten added to the browser, it would start to spam it with ads that would follow you to every page and site that you visit since they won’t be coming from any specific web location but directly from your browser. In such a case, there’s pretty much only one surefire way to handle the uncontrolled stream of ads coming to your browser and that would be to clean the browsing program and the computer off of the adware app that’s on them. However, it is typically somewhat tricky to uninstall an adware program due to its lack of an in-built uninstallation feature. Still, provided that you know what you’re supposed to do, you’d still be able to successfully and quickly eliminate the unpleasant software. Here, we will be focusing on the removal of one particular adware representative known under the name of Lolo Setup. This app has been recently released and a lot of users have already reported it and complained about its highly irritating behavior. In case you have it on your machine as well, be sure to check out the manual instructions in our guide for removing this adware. In the guide, we have also added a suggested removal tool that has been tested against unpleasant apps like Lolo Setup and it should also be able to aid you in the elimination of this undesirable piece of software.

Lolo Setup “Virus” Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Lolo Setup from Internet Explorer:

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

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Lolo Setup from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Lolo Setup from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Adware vs. Viruses

Although many might think of adware programs as malicious threats the likes of Ransomware, Rootkits, Spyware and Trojan Horses, the truth is that the level of danger associated with software apps such as Lolo Setup is significantly lower. An adware won’t try to lock-up your PC or files like a Ransomware virus would, it won’t spy on your private activities like Spyware infections and it won’t attempt to damage the system on your computer or the data in your HDD which is something Trojan Horses are known for. Adware such as Lolo Setup is mainly supposed to advertise and earn money through its ads. Popular revenue accumulation models like Pay-Per-View and Pay-Per-Click are employed to ensure that adware apps make profit for their creators which is also the reason why the advertising campaigns conducted by such apps tend to be so overwhelming, invasive and aggressive. Now, though an adware app won’t usually directly try to harm or damage any element of your machine, the ads coming from it are a serious risk factor as there’s hardly any control over what adverts are getting streamed to your screen. This means that you can easily get exposed to some unsafe offers and online requests that might compromise the safety of your machine if you interact with them. Because of this, we believe that the best way to stay safe in such a situation would be to remove Lolo Setup and, in the meanwhile, keep away from its banners, pop-ups, page redirects and box messages.

How can an adware like Lolo Setup get installed on the computer?

Developers of adware programs always seek new and improved methods to distribute their creations. Some of the top most popular ways of spreading this type of undesirable software are spam letters with misleading attachments, fake and deceitful web ads, offers and requests, unreliable and obscure sites and software sources and so on. Also, in some cases, you can find an adware app added to another program’s setup manager. In such a case, you’d get the adware installed on your PC if you forget to uncheck its checkbox from within the setup menu. Oftentimes, the options related to the bundled undesirable app would only be accessible through the Advanced setup options so make sure to check those out before you install anything new on your PC. Naturally, anything that you see in the installer that is optional and seems unwanted is to be opted-out/unchecked.

SUMMARY:

Name Lolo Setup
Type Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  If your browser is getting flooded with ads that follow you to every site you visit, then you most probably have an adware program on your PC.
Distribution Method Some of the most popular distribution methods are file bundles, spam messages with attachments, sketchy links and misleading ads/online offers.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


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