How to remove Our Lucky Sites from computer and browsers

Our Lucky Sites

 

What is Our Lucky Sites. Removal reasons and methods

Among hundreds of advertising programs that are being developed every month, a browser hijacker called Our Lucky Sites stands out. This program is not only distinguished by its original name and an incredible set of functions, but also shines with the original design. In addition, with this program you can perform a quick and convenient search on the Internet, corresponding to all your wishes. It provides the simple and affordable search for new videos, movies, music, games and news. Also there is an opportunity to quickly find beneficial offers and discounts, sales and promotions, which will save you a lot of money.

 

What you just read is the standard description of an advertising program that developers of such software provide to users. It seems that downloading this program, you will forever forget about all the problems that arise when searching the Internet. Unfortunately, in reality things are a bit different.

 

Our Lucky Sites is a clone that looks exactly like thousands of other similar programs released in recent years. The secret of such similarity is that viruses and adware can be purchased on illegal websites in Dark Web. Criminals sell the source code of the program, and explain what to do in order to change its appearance. Thanks to this, hundreds of scammers try their luck in the sphere of advertising fraud, buying browser hijackers and distributing them on the Web. Our Lucky Sites does not have any special advantages over other programs, however, in recent days it has become very noticeable, and its name increasingly appears in complaints on official support sites for Google and Microsoft, as well as on the sites of well-known anti-virus software developers. What is the secret of the success of this program, if it is no different from the rest?

 

 

How Our Lucky Sites penetrates the system

This hijacker spread so quickly only due to the delicate calculation of scammers, not related to the qualities of the program itself. The fact is that almost all advertising programs use one way of penetration - the bundled installation. This method implies the distribution on the free file hosting of an installation file that contains the files of several programs. Often, a file is issued for one useful free program, and the presence of extraneous software is hidden. After downloading the file and opening it, user starts the installation process and he is shown a window with a choice of the installation method, which can be of two types (usually, recommended and advanced). The names may differ slightly, but the essence is always the same: scammers convince the user that one of these methods is safe and effective, and the other is intended only for the most experienced users and programmers. Accordingly, the choice of the first method is confirmation of the installation of all programs that are in the bundle, and the second allows you to select only the program that is needed by canceling the installation of the rest. If the user has not previously encountered advertising programs, then he most likely does not pay attention to the windows that appear during the installation process, and simply presses "OK" everywhere, even without looking. The vast majority of unwanted programs penetrate computers precisely because of user's inattention.

What Our Lucky Sites does in the system?

Getting into the system Our Lucky Sites immediately starts working, changing the settings of the browser and optimizing it for an unhindered display of advertisements and redirects. All the actions of the program are aimed at ensuring that the user sees the OurLuckySites.com site in the browser as often as possible, and uses it as a default search engine. In this regard, the settings for the home page and the default search are changed. In addition, Our Lucky Sites modifies the properties of the browser shortcut so that the site opens in the browser even if the user changes settings. All these actions are aimed at gaining profit from advertising fraud, as cyber-crooks use victim's clicks and referrals to generate traffic on sites whose owners have paid for this service. If you do not want to participate in this game as a pawn - you should immediately clean the system from Our Lucky Sites, and from other unwanted programs.

Automatic removal tool

The removal of Our Lucky Sites is done according to the standard scenario: you should remove the program from the control panel, change the browser settings and the properties of its shortcut, and then clear the registry. If any of these operations are unfamiliar to you - we have provided detailed instructions on manual removal under this paragraph. However, due to the fact that Our Lucky Sites is most often distributed along with other unwanted software, we recommend you to pick the automatic removal method, using Spyhunter anti-malware tool. This tool provides decent level of protection and brings you all features that are needed to keep your PC clean and safe. If you want to learn more about it, purchase it or try the limited version (malware scanner) to make sure that your PC is infected – click on the link below.

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Removal instruction for manual deletion

If you are experienced enough to execute the removal by hand, prevent all mistakes and avoid the dangerous aftermath - read our removal instructions.

 

 

Step 1. Uninstall Our Lucky Sites from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Our Lucky Sites, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Our Lucky Sites and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Our Lucky Sites from browser settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

Step 4. Remove elements that stayed after Our Lucky Sites deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed

  • Type Our Lucky Sites in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Our Lucky Sites'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

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