Getting rid of Lookineo.com browser hijacker

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Lookineo.com is a web resource that looks like a search engine. Although it is not malicious, it is considered as a browser hijacker program. It uses deception and tricks to break into your system and mess with your browser settings.


Lookineo.com

Lookineo.com

Lookineo.com gets inside and starts to change some of your browser settings, namely a homepage and a default search engine. Once in is inside, every time you open your browser you will see Lookineo.com website in it. Besides hijacking your browser, this page will also show your ads and pop-up in search result page. The trick is that these adverts are potentially viral and can redirect you on malicious links.

How does Lookineo.com get into my system?

Lookineo.com uses a lot of different methods to be installed on a computer. One of the most effective and common methods, in this case, is bundling method, it means Lookineo.com installation is wrapped in the installation of another program and because most users are not paying attention to this process, it leads to the installation of several programs. It is advised to remove Lookineo.com hijacker from your system as soon as possible. Follow the removal instructions below to do that.


Removal tool for Lookineo.com:

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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 Lookineo.com 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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