What is LuckyRelic

Being part of the AdLoad malware family, LuckyRelic is an unwanted piece of software known for generating ad content. Software of such is usually referred to as adware and is meant to display sponsored advertisements in various browsers. It can also send notification windows (pop-ups) right to the desktop. The content displayed is often categorized to be dangerous due to compromised redirects leading to adult pages, online scams, or even pages promoting fake/malicious software. Such websites may perform stealth installations and run malvertising operations on top of users’ experience in the background mode. Additionally, an unwanted program like LuckyRelic may gain access to more explicit settings and become able to collect sensitive browser data (passwords, IP addresses, geolocations, history, etc.) to sell it on dark web resources. This could lead to potential privacy and identity threats. To avoid them, it is important to delete LuckyRelic from Mac to prevent its unwanted behavior. You can do it in our tutorial below.

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How LuckyRelic infected your computer

Adware and other potentially unwanted software are mainly distributed via free software that users download from the web. A number of third-party program installers may contain additional offers, which many are often oblivious to. During installation, such offers get oftentimes skipped allowing unwanted software like LuckyRelic to get installed on the system without your consent. Many cybercriminals use the Pay-per-install (PPI) scheme which brings money to the promoters upon each successful installation. This is why it is so important to look out for extra program offers and deselect their Installation, if possible. It is also worth avoiding various ads and notifications climaing to download something. Beware of dubious and unverified pages and also double-check the domains of websites you visit. Some cybercriminals disguise a fake website under similarly-named domains to make users believe it is authentic.

  1. Download LuckyRelic Removal Tool
  2. Remove LuckyRelic from Login Items
  3. Remove/Uninstall LuckyRelic from Applications
  4. Remove LuckyRelic from browsers
  5. Reset browser settings
  6. Remove LuckyRelic files and folders
  7. Block LuckyRelic ads and pop-ups
  8. How to protect from threats, like LuckyRelic

Download LuckyRelic Removal Tool

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove LuckyRelic completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of LuckyRelic and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download CleanMyMac

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

Remove LuckyRelic manually for free

Note: LuckyRelic sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “LuckyRelic” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: LuckyRelic won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose LuckyRelic in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

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

Remove LuckyRelic from Applications

Remove LuckyRelic from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. LuckyRelic might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall LuckyRelic or LuckyRelic Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag LuckyRelic from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall LuckyRelic

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

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

Remove LuckyRelic add-on from your browsers

Removing LuckyRelic from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the LuckyRelic extension 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 LuckyRelic 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 LuckyRelic extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose LuckyRelic extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish LuckyRelic removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

Remove following files and folders of LuckyRelic


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.LuckyRelic.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.LuckyRelic.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.LuckyRelic.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.LuckyRelic.system.plist

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote LuckyRelic

AdGuard is the best ad-blocker, internet filtering, and internet security application for macOS. It can cut out unwanted banners from site pages, block pop-ups, stop redirects, and prevent users from visiting potentially dangerous resources. Use it to stop ads promoting LuckyRelic in browsers.

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Download AdGuard for Mac

How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like LuckyRelic

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Mac OSX is known to be one of the safest operating systems, and for a long time, there was no need for antivirus products for Mac. But with the growing popularity of Mac computers and notebooks and evolving technology, viruses, trojans, adware, toolbars, hijackers, and other malware paved the way for Mac users. We recommend you to use one of the best anti-malware for Mac available – Malwarebytes for Mac.

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