Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to Uninstall LookForIt Adware Virus Successfully

Introduction about LookForIt
LookForIt is a potential unwanted program which belongs to adware group. If you do not pay enough attention to your internet activities, you may get your computer infected by this adware because it is good at bundling itself with free downloads or lurking secretly in hacked websites. Thus, you should be careful when you download something and choose customer installation to make sure no extra unwanted applications can get inside your computer.

Once installed, LookForIt modifies your browser settings without permission so that your browsing experience will be ruined by this adware program. Every time you surf the internet, you will receive tons of annoying pop-up ads which are displayed by LookForIt. You make these pop-up ads disappear by just simply closing them. Even if you reset or reinstall your browsers, these pop-up ads will come back again and again. If you click one of these ads by mistake, you will be redirected to some websites which are aiming at promoting certain products, services or programs.

What's more LookForIt adware can monitor your internet activities that means it can get your online traces information such as searching key works, favorites, bookmarks and so on. This program can use the information for making more relative advertisements or send the information to cyber criminals for achieving their illegal purposes. Anyway, no matter what happens on your computer you need to uninstall LookForIt adware immediately before it causes more troubles which may be harder to solve.
LookForIt Screenshot
Weird Symptoms Shown by LookForIt 
1. It puts some useless stubborn add-ons on browsers.
2. It monitors your internet activities compulsively.
3. It displays lots of unwanted pop-up ads automatically.
4. It intends to allure you to click these commercial websites.
5. It tries to get your personal information for its own benefits.
6. It can't be removed by antivirus programs.
How to Uninstall LookForIt Completely
Before the removal, please first back up your system! You should be extremely careful when deleting any file, because any mistake may lead to system crashes and other severe consequence.
METHOD 1. Manual Removal
Step One:
Reboot the computer and before Windows interface loads, hit F8 key repeatedly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key. System will load files and then get to the desktop in needed option.
Step Two:
Open Windows Task Manager and end virus processes. There are three ways to launch the Task Manager
① Press keys Ctrl+Alt+Del.
② Press keys Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
③ Press the Start button→click on the Run option→Type in taskmgr→press OK.
Step Three:
Click “Start” button and open the “Control Panel”, then double-click “Folder Options”. When the Folder Options window shows up, please click on the “View” tab, tick “Show hidden files and folders” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)” and then press OK. 
Step Four:
Open Start menu and click on the “Search programs and files” box. Then delete LookForIt files: 
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %Temp%\random.exe
Step Five:
Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys, type in regedit and click “OK” to launch the Windows Registry. Then delete all LookForIt registry entries and keys.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Defaul_Page_URL" "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Defaul_Search_URL" "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchterms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchterms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"   
METHOD 2. Automatic Removal
To completely delete LookForIt, you need to know that the manual removal above may not be able to remove virus  completely, because the creators of virus are always updating the virus version.Besides,any tiny mistake during the manual removal process may lead to severe consequences. Therefore,to ensure a complete and safe virus removal, it’s recommended that you get rid of virus with Automatic LookForIt Removal Tool. 


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