What is Lucky Tab
Lucky Tab by Red Sky Sp. z o.o. is browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer with advertising functionality. After installing it opens promotional page every time you start your browser. It also displays ads, pop-ups on websites you visit. Ads can be named “Ads by Lucky Tab” or “Powered by Lucky Tab”. Many users experience problems with permanent removal, as Lucky Tab will not completely uninstall via standard Windows features. To remove Lucky Tab follow instructional steps below.
How Lucky Tab infected your PC
Lucky Tab distributes via “downloaders”. Usually, big download portals, use “bundling” to earn money on their traffic. Freeware programs usually involved in distributing adware like Lucky Tab. During installation or download you can be offered to install Lucky Tab as free, optional program. Although it seems beneficial this is complete crap and will give you nothing but more advertising in your browsers. It is necessary to avoid such installers. Classic antiviruses cannot detect or remove Lucky Tab and you need to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware to get rid of Lucky Tab.
Download Lucky Tab Removal Tool
To remove Lucky Tab completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Lucky Tab and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Lucky Tab manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Lucky Tab removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Lucky Tab installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Lucky Tab from Control Panel
To start removing Lucky Tab you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Lucky Tab from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Lucky Tab.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Lucky Tab from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Lucky Tab and click Uninstall.
Remove Lucky Tab from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Lucky Tab, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Lucky Tab
In some cases Lucky Tab won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Lucky Tab. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Lucky Tab folder and files. This happens, because file luckytab.exe 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 Lucky Tab in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Lucky Tab
Remove Lucky Tab add-on from your browsers
Removing Lucky Tab from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Lucky Tab extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Lucky Tab extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Lucky Tab extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Lucky Tab from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Lucky Tab, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Lucky Tab.
Generally, Lucky Tab does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Lucky Tab extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Lucky Tab files:
Lucky Tab folders:
C:\Program Files\Lucky Tab
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Lucky Tab
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Lucky Tab. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.