Yesterday, a victim named Nick reported that while he was playing Safari Time 2 online, creepy advertising pop ups and banners got injected on his browser’s page by today-lucky-user.com. He tried everything that he could like restarting browser/PC, uninstalling suspicious programs from control panel etc. but he couldn’t succeed to get rid of this creep advertisements. Hence, our team took this matter seriously and created this article to help Nick and other PC users who are facing the same disturbances. Kindly, read this article to the very end.
today-lucky-user.com – What is it?
We see many ups and downs in cyber crime word, though Cybercriminals released today-lucky-user.com as a redirect virus on August 21, 2016. It is especially designed to take control control over victims PCs and redirect their browser to sponsored website to gain a huge web traffic and earn profits. Personal details about its developers and organization are being protected by ProtectService Ltd, so we couldn’t provide further details about them. But we have analyzed the behavior and activities of today-lucky-user.com in order provide some genuine information that might help you.
It is categorized as a browser hijacker and spyware that causes Web browsers to redirect to the various type of sites like Online shopping sites, Software store sites, Phishing sites, Dark web. Though, it may entrap you by some unethical terms as well. Even, it can download/install many malicious add-ons, Plug-ins or toolbars without your knowledge. It must have already disabled the browser’s protection service and notification settings, so that you don’t get informed.
today-lucky-user.com tracks following information:
- Website URLs and IP address from which you access sponsored advertisements.
- Screen resolution of your compromised PC, so that it can inject pop ups to cover up full screen.
- Collects credentials like email, mailing address, personal identity, online banking transaction details, login details of various accounts and transfer them to within and outside of the United Kingdom, though it is being operated from London.
How does today-lucky-user.com work?
First of all, this browser hijacker fall on your PC through freeware installation or drive by downloads and then secretly it edits your system’s Registry entries, creates task in Windows Task scheduler and set itself into system’s startup. Afterwards, whenever you restart you PC its processes get executed automatically. Research report reveals that it injects a DLL file into browsers processes to change homepage and newtab settings, replace default search provider and redirect browsers to various URLs. As we mentioned before, it disables browser’s protection service so you don’t get any warning alerts even while today-lucky-user.com redirect your browser to malicious spamming websites.
Following steps might be helpful to avoid being infected by hijacker next time:
- Keep a highly reputed Antivirus installed and always updated on your PC and home-computers as well.
- Even, PC’s OS, drivers and other software should be updated as well.
- Always go through Advanced/Custom installation while installing any bundled software package.
- Do not install hoax system updates or software updates from suspicious (unofficial) websites. This is how you can keep your PC safe.
As of now, we strongly suggest you to remove today-lucky-user.com from your Windows system immediately. Follow the browser hijacker removal guide, given below:
Know How to Uninstall today-lucky-user.com Manually From Windows PC
In order to do it, it is advised that, start your PC in safe mode by just following the steps:-
Step 1. Restart your computer and Press F8 button until you get the next window.
Step 2. After that on the new screen you should select Safe Mode option to continue this process.
Now Show Hidden Files As Follows :
Step 1. Go to Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Folder Option.
Step 2. Now Press View Tab >> Advance Setting category >> Hidden Files or Folders.
Step 3. Here you need to tick in Show hidden files, folder or drives.
Step 4. Finally hit Apply and then OK button and at the end close the current Window.
Time To Delete today-lucky-user.com From Different Web browsers
For Google Chrome
Steps 1. Start Google Chrome and hot Menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and then select Settings option.
Step 2. Here you need to select required search provider in Search option.
Step 3. You can also manage search engine and make it your personalize setting by clicking on Make it default button.
Reset Google Chrome Now in given way:-
Step 1. Get Menu Icon >> Settings >> Reset settings >> Reset
Watch the Following Video Tutorial to Remove today-lucky-user.com From Your Windows
For Mozilla Firefox:-
Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox >> Setting icon >> Options.
Step 2. Press Search option and pick required search provider to make it default and also remove today-lucky-user.com from here.
Step 3. You can also add other search option on your Mozilla Firefox.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Step 1. Choose Settings >> Open Help Menu >> Troubleshooting >> Reset Firefox
Step 2. Again click Reset Firefox to eliminate today-lucky-user.com in easy clicks.
For Internet Explorer
If you want to remove today-lucky-user.com from Internet Explorer then please follow these steps.
Step 1. Start your IE browser and select Gear icon >> Manage Add-ons.
Step 2. Choose Search provider >> Find More Search Providers.
Step 3. Here you can select your preferred search engine.
Step 4. Now Press Add to Internet Explorer option >> Check out Make this my Default Search Engine Provider From Add Search Provider Window and then click Add option.
Step 5. Finally relaunch the browser to apply all modification.
Reset Internet Explorer
Step 1. Click on Gear Icon >> Internet Options >> Advance Tab >> Reset >> Tick Delete Personal Settings >> then press Reset to remove today-lucky-user.com completely.
Clear browsing History and Delete All Cookies
Step 1. Start with the Internet Options >> General Tab >> Browsing History >> Select delete >> Check Website Data and Cookies and then finally Click Delete.
Know How To Fix DNS Settings
Step 1. Navigate to the bottom right corner of your desktop and right click on Network icon, further tap on Open Network and Sharing Center.
Step 2. In the View your active networks section, you have to choose Local Area Connection.
Step 3. Click Properties at the bottom of Local Area Connection Status window.
Step 4. Next you have to choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP V4) and then tap on Properties below.
Step 5. Finally enable the Obtain DNS server address automatically option and tap on OK button apply changes.
Well if you are still facing issues in removal of malware threats then you can feel free to ask questions. We will feel obliged to help you.