If you open your browser and suddenly see Ads by LookThisUp to pop up out of the blue, then this proves your PC is contaminated by adware. This isn’t a serious virus, but neither is it a good software to keep. LookThisUp is the adware spread along with other free applications, so obviously this is the way how you installed this adware in the first place – through installing other freeware into your PC. Let us talk today about removal of LookThisUp ads from your browser and your computer as well.
LookThisUp adware is installed into PCs by means of adding a special add-on (extension) into Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers. Also, you will notice that the name of this adware is mentioned in the list of legally installed applications. If you prefer to remove the adware manually, then obviously the first thing you will need to do is to disable and remove any related extensions from your browser, and to uninstall this adware from the list of legally installed applications (through accessing the Control Panel of your PC and selecting such option).
On the other hand, your attempts to get rid of LookThisUp adware manually might not be sufficient enough. Even after performing these manual removal instructions as explained above you still could see these ads by LookThisUp to pop-up. Most often they appear when users visit commercial websites like Amazon, Currys, etc.
The truth is that very often these ads by LookThisUp will be even relevant to your search queries. You may look for iPhone 6 to be offered for sale through these online stores, and see some of these ads by LookThisUp showing you iPhone 6 offered in other third-party websites related to this adware.
On the other hand, the fact that some of such ads by LookThisUp are relevant to your search queries doesn’t really mean that you’re dealing with a good program. It just has some built-in modules which allow it to track your search habits and preferences while you’re online. The sole purpose of this adware is to bring earning for its developers, owners and those who distribute it. They get paid when this adware is installed, and especially when its ads are clicked by you. However, you will not gain any benefit because of this program in your PC, and clicking on its ads will not help you to save more funds.
We recommend you to remove this LookThisUp adware immediately from your PC. Yes, you may follow those manual steps we’ve listed below and briefly above, but we also believe that scanning your PC with a powerful anti-malware tool like GridinSoft Trojan Killer will be a more sufficient and effective way of dealing with this particular adware. Please follow the instructions set forth below, which give you all the information you need on elimination of this useless software from your system (both manually or automatically).
Removal tool for LookThisUp:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.