Luckypuppy.top Spam

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Luckypuppy.top

Luckypuppy.top is an invasive software app that belongs to the browser hijacker group – a family of applications known for changing the browser settings without permission. Luckypuppy.top will get you redirected to various sites and will generate banners and ads on your screen.

Luckypuppy.top

The browser hijacker category is one of the most widespread forms of unwanted software, and while its representatives are far less problematic than Trojans, Spyware, or Ransomware, you must still be careful around them or else you may get your system targeted by hackers or you may get tricked into purchasing software you don’t really need or want.

The Luckypuppy.top Spam on Android

The Luckypuppy.top Spam on Android is basically a specialized advertising tool which alters various browser settings such as the default homepage address, toolbar buttons, and search engine service in order to make the browser more predisposed to ad-generation and to cause it to page-redirect the user to various sites. You can get the Luckypuppy.top Spam on Android on pretty much any browser and type of device – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and even Safari on Windows PCs, Android devices, and Mac computers.

SUMMARY:

NameLuckypuppy.top
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger LevelMedium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms The symptoms are usually related to some kind of unwanted change in the browser.
Distribution MethodInstallation bundles and clickbait ads are the most typical methods for spreading hijackers.
Detection Tool

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

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Luckypuppy.top!

How to remove Luckypuppy.top

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Luckypuppy.top in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Luckypuppy.top from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Luckypuppy.top.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Luckypuppy.top.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Luckypuppy.top from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Luckypuppy.top extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Luckypuppy.top and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Luckypuppy.top on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Luckypuppy.top extension
  4. Get rid of Luckypuppy.top by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Luckypuppy.top” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Luckypuppy.top

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Luckypuppy.top process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Luckypuppy.top
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Luckypuppy.top” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Luckypuppy.top

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Luckypuppy.top in there
    4. Uninstall Luckypuppy.top from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Luckypuppy.top-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Luckypuppy.top in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is Luckypuppy.top dangerous?

    Usually, a hijacker will not cause harm to the computer but it will oftentimes nag you with different ads, show you misleading pop-ups, and even lie to you about the presence of hidden malware in your computer with the aim make you purchase some sham security tool. Because of all that, apps of this type like Luckypuppy.top and Luckypuppy.xyz are deemed unwanted and, understandably, most users wish to remove them. We can help you with the uninstallation of Luckypuppy.top – the hijacker that is probably bothering you at the moment. We even advise you to begin the uninstallation as soon as you finish reading this article because the longer such an app stays in the browser, the worse its symptoms may become. Additionally, even though this isn’t really a virus, it may sometimes make your computer less secure, mainly through its random ads and page-redirects.
    As most of you probably know, virus programs, Trojans, Ransomware, and Spyware are all threats that can get distributed with the help of malicious ads. Even though a hijacker wouldn’t typically be programmed to specifically show you such ads, there’s still a chance that some of its banners, pop-ups, and box notifications may redirect to sites with questionable contents. And even if you do your best to avoid clicking on the ads, you may still end up accidentally end up interacting with the wrong piece of advertisement and thus get your system exposed to danger. Therefore, it’s best to promptly uninstall the invasive app from your browser so that you no longer need to worry about the constant display of questionable advertisements.
    Now, in order to avoid encountering hijackers in the future, be sure to only install software from reliable sources and to always uncheck any bonus apps that may be bundled with the installer in case you don’t want said apps. Also, don’t allow notifications from the sites you visit, as many sites are known for operating as browser hijackers if you allow notifications on them.

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    Brandon Skies

    Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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