GetLucky adware removal instruction

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GetLucky is considered as an advertising application. This program is a simple extension that attaches to browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It has already spread to many users along the world. This adware uses deceptive methods to be installed and start to show adverts after successful installation.



The generated adverts of the GetLucky add-on is mostly legit, but some of them is potentially viral and once you left click them, you could be redirected to a malicious website. Besides that, these ads are annoying and will take a large part of your computer performance. These are main reasons why it is advised to remove GetLucky adware extension from your computer.

How does GetLucky get into my system?

The GetLucky add-on uses many ways to be installed into your system. Email spam messaging and torrents are among them. But the most common and effective is bundling method. GetLucky installation is wrapped in the installation of another program that was downloaded from a shady and unreliable website. This method is so effective because many users are not paying attention to the installation process of programs they are downloading.

Removal tool for GetLucky:

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Automatic removal instructions:

  • Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
  • Tool to reset browser settings with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Restart your computer.

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with GetLucky in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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