This page aims to help you remove Lucky Bright Ads. These Lucky Bright Ads removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows.
Lucky Bright Ads is a type of suspicious software labeled by many security experts as an Adware type of virus. Most people consider this type of malware considerably less dangerous than others and while it is hard to argue with such an assessment we would still urge on the side of caution. That is why we have composed this article – to help users not only learn more about what’s plaguing them but also to be aware of the underlying dangers associated with Lucky Bright Ads. Do not worry though, you are not in the wrong place, we will be also providing you with a detailed information on how exactly to remove this malware creation from your device.
We already mentioned that there are aspects of this virus that should not be taken lightly. Let’s start with what is typical for Adwares – you will be facing and dealing with a plethora of advertisements any time you open your browser, a new web page or even a tab in your browser. They might come in many forms and shapes – typically pop-up windows, banner or whole web pages filled with ads. Then there are the redirects of course – instead of the page you actually wanted to access, a completely different one gets opened up. What both the ads and the redirects have in common is they are both trying to make the mistake of interacting with them so they can trick you into providing permission for more viruses to attack your computer. One of the ways in which the feared beast that is the Ransomware virus manages to access victims’ computers is exactly through Adware applications.
What to look out for when dealing with Lucky Bright Ads.
First off keep in mind that in most cases the advertisements are fake and you will not be actually getting whatever it is you believed you will be by clicking on the ad, so avoid doing this. It is not safe so disregard them completely and do not interact with them in any way or you risk further contamination. Also be wary of any misleading messages you might encounter about possible software downloads from unsafe and unofficial sources. In this list should be included:
- Any messages related to missing video or audio codecs.
- Any warnings about missing critical updates for Java, Flash, Abode or other applications.
- Any suggestions for free online scans to deal with your virus problem.
If you have already installed any of the above or you have suspicions about some other file that might not be what it appeared at first sight then you will have to deal with these problems as well but only after you remove Lucky Bright Ads. Now is high time we get on with the instructions how to do that.
|Name||Lucky Bright Ads|
|Danger Level||Medium. Increasingly annoying and tricky as it might introduce the platform for additional malware to infiltrate your system.|
|Symptoms||Pop-ups with Advertisements, Browser redirects, Slowed down performance.|
|Distribution Method||Infected files downloaded via a file sharing website, torrents or as an attachment.|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Lucky Bright Ads from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Lucky Bright Ads from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Remove Lucky Bright Ads
The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.
For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Lucky Bright Ads has probably achieved maximum contamination levels by now. What this means is all web browsers that you have installed will be infected. You will have to deal with all of them one by one by repeating steps 2 and 3 from our removal guide for each one of them. You absolutely need to be thorough, this malware is fully capable of replicating itself if even a trace of the virus remains on your hard drive.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Lucky Bright Ads . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Remove Lucky Bright Ads from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Lucky Bright Ads should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Remove Lucky Bright Ads from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.
Remove the malware from Safari:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Lucky Bright Ads and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
VERY IMPORTANT WARNING! BE CAREFUL!
You are now at the pivotal point for the whole removal process. What lies right ahead is extremely important but at the same time quite taxing especially for inexperienced users who are trying to remove malware manually for the first time. You will be manipulating important system files so please be advised that even a small mistake might have disastrous effects for your device and even lead to a complete shutdown. If that happens your only choice would be to make a clean installation of the OS and hope for the best. If you are not completely sure you are willing to risk such a disaster from happening then it is our recommendation that instead you download and use a professional tool to deal with Lucky Bright Ads. This is the only way to guarantee a 100% successful and risk-free removal of the virus.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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