What is Luckysearches.com

Luckysearches.com by DeerNet Technology Co is browser search and homepage hijacker, and installs in 3 browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer). Luckysearches.com replaces search engine, homepage, newtab defaults of all installed browsers to http://luckysearches.com. It can hijack browsers shortcuts as well. After you remove it from Control Panel and extensions from browsers you need to reset your browsers settings. Luckysearches.com search uses Yahoos ads search engine, but results may be filled with ads. Read following tutorial to remove Luckysearches.com and reset browser settings.

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How Luckysearches.com infected your PC

Luckysearches.com uses dubious distributing methods. It is offered as free installation option in free programs installers. Along with installation of some software you can be offered to set search, homepage and newtab to luckysearches.com. If you miss such offer or fail to uncheck necessary checkboxes your browsers will be hijacked. In order to prevent infection with search hijackers you need to use SpyHunter 5 antimalware or be careful when installing this or that software on your PC. Luckysearches.com affects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and is bundled with adware browsers extensions.

Download Removal Tool

Download Removal Tool

To remove Luckysearches.com completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Luckysearches.com and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Luckysearches.com manually for free

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

Remove Luckysearches.com from Control Panel

To start removing Luckysearches.com you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “luckysearches uninstall” or just “Luckysearches.com”. 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 and Windows 8.

Latest versions of Luckysearches.com hijacker are protected by program called XTab that is located in C:\Program Files\XTab. This program is not present in the list of installed programs, but you can uninstall it manually by going to this folder and running uninstall.exe file. Or you can use SpyHunter 5 antimalware to remove it completely.

Remove Luckysearches.com from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find luckysearches uninstall.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Luckysearches.com from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find luckysearches uninstall and click Uninstall.

Remove Luckysearches.com 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 luckysearches uninstall, click Uninstall.

Cannot uninstall Luckysearches.com

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

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

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

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

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find suspicious extensions.
  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 suspicious 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 Luckysearches from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Luckysearches.com, 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 Luckysearches.com.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Luckysearches.com 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 Luckysearches.com extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Luckysearches.com installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

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 browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

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

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Remove following files and folders

Luckysearches.com files:


Luckysearches.com folders:

C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\luckysearches

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extension with bad rating including related to Luckysearches.com. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

Download Shortcut Cleaner

Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Luckysearches.com 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 antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Luckysearches.com.

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