What is Looker extension

Looker is an unwanted browser extension that alters browser settings to install its own homepage address. Software of such is notorious for promoting fake search engines – which oftentimes display results provided by legitimate engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing. The Looker hijacker is no different, as it redirects all search queries to Microsoft Bing. Developers in charge of such modifications use such a scheme to generate illegal traffic and gain money on various ads. It is also worth noting that some browser hijacker extensions may be able to control permissions, which prevent users from disabling or removing the add-on. The list of permissions may stretch even further and allow suspicious extensions to monitor browsing data (e.g., passwords, IP-addresses, history, geolocations, etc.) and collect it for selling purposes. Based on the clarifications above, we, therefore, advise you to remove the Looker extension and its residual files from your system. Use our guide below to do it fast and without traces.

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How Looker extension infected your computer

Users may often be pulled into installing unwanted extensions while clicking on ads, hidden buttons, or hyperlinks. As a result, people end up on suspiciously looking pages that claim such extensions/programs are useful and should be installed. Alternatively, a similar infection scenario can occur when downloading free software installers from third-party websites. The installers may contain barely visible information about additional offers inside “Advanced”, “Custom”, or similar sections. Extensions like Looker could be offered as a useful addition to the main program, which some users agree on. However, even if a user ignores such offers, he or she will still be infected due to installation selected by default. This is why it is important to be careful and double-check the software you install for unnecessary additions like possible sponsored products.

  1. Download Looker Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Looker from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Looker extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Looker search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Looker

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Looker completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner from RCS LT. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Looker and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download CleanMyMac

To remove Looker completely, we recommend you to use CleanMyMac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Looker and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Looker manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Looker removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Looker installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Looker from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Looker you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Looker”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac.

Remove Looker from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Looker might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Looker from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Looker from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Looker or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Looker from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Looker or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Looker from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Looker or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Looker from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Looker from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Looker or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Looker or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Looker

In some cases, Looker won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Looker. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Looker folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Looker in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Looker or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Looker using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Looker. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Looker from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Looker.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Looker from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Looker related extensions from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Looker extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Looker extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Looker extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Looker from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Looker, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Looker extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Looker does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Looker extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Remove following files, folders and registry keys

Files and folders:


C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Looker\
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Looker
Looker.exe

Registry keys


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Looker

How to block ads and pop-ups from Looker

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Looker push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Looker” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Looker, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Looker.

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