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This page aims to help you remove Look-this.site. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Look-this.site

Look-this.site is a rogue Windows application that looks like a browser extension but is closer to a browser hijacker. Look-this.site installs in Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and other popular browsers, replaces their default search engines, and starts spamming them with aggressive advertisements and page-redirects.

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The Look-this.site virus display message like this

If you have been visited by this app and it is currently tampering with your browser’s settings, you will most likely need our help in order to deal with it and bring back the regular settings of your browser. Hijackers like Look-this.site can be particularly irritating to have in your browser as they can shower your screen with aggressive banners, pop-ups, misleading links, and promotional messages as well as change the homepage address of the infected browser and alter its toolbar. However, as unpleasant as they are, most hijacker apps are not actually intended to harm your system or do anything bad to your files. Though some users and researchers may refer to them as viruses, a hijacker is nowhere near as dangerous as a virus program of the Ransomware, the Trojan Horse, the Spyware, or of some other category of highly-malicious programs. Even though Look-this.site isn’t the safest app you can have on your PC, any potential danger that may be related to it is indirect and is more of a by-product of its activities rather than an actual programmed purpose of the app.

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As we said, Look This Site isn’t intended to cause any sort of harm in the system, but it can certainly make some unwanted changes in the browser and even in the system Registry. Those changes are introduced in order to make the system’s main browser predisposed to ad-generation and automatic page-redirection.

However, those changes may also serve as vulnerabilities that more dangerous threats like Ransomware or Trojans may exploit in order to infect your system. Also, even though most hijacker ads should be harmless, there’s simply no way of knowing if there aren’t any unreliable or misleading adverts among the stream of safe ads. Usually, there isn’t much control over the sources of the displayed ads, meaning that some of them may indeed be linked to hazardous or illegal sites. What’s even worse is the fact that there are many phishing pages out there that very closely resemble legitimate and popular sites and landing on one such page may get you tricked into providing some very important and sensitive personal information that can later be misused by online scammers. Therefore, if you don’t want to risk getting tricked by some phishing page or if you don’t want to potentially get your PC exposed to Spyware, Ransomware, Worms or other similar threats, it is best to make the uninstallation of Look-this.site the first thing you do once you finish reading this article. The guide that we will now present you with includes all the necessary steps you must follow to uninstall Look-this.site and fully remove all data related to it from your computer.

SUMMARY:

Name Look-this.site
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Constant page-redirects to unknown sites are a common browser-hijacker symptom.
Distribution Method Mst of these apps get distributed within the so-called file bundles.
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Remove Look-this.site WhatsApp Virus

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 Look-this.site 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 Look-this.site from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Look-this.site 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

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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