Beware of Luckysearch.com

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  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Doing a search for some information I clicked on a bad link by mistake and, even though I tried to stop it, ended up installing malware. The main problem was a Browser Redirect search engine called Luckysearch.com.

    Malwarebytes didn't get rid of it completely (only some parts) and neither did Superantispyware or going through Startup programs/links. Happily, Lunarman had posted a link to Adwcleaner Here a couple of weeks ago and that knocked it on the head.

    Took several hours waiting for the various scans to execute though.
     
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    Lucky you had it already installed as well. A lot of those browser redirect things stop you downloading anything that might get rid of them.
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Yes, indeed.

    In the past I've had to download software on a different machine and copy it to a memory stick to install it on the infected machine. OK if one has more than one machine in the house but not otherwise. It certainly pays to have a number of such programs pre-installed.
     
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