What is LightsOut?
LightsOut promises to enhance your ability to watch videos on the Internet by dimming the lights on your screen. However, a research team working at Anti-Spyware-101.com has encountered a similar promise before in the case of the LightsOff application. The research went further and resulted in a conclusion that both LightsOut and LightsOff are identical adware programs that are utterly useless. The promoted button that should dim your screen simply does not exist on YouTube, Vimeo or other video streaming websites. So, there is no single reason to keep this ineffective program on your computer.
What does LightsOut do?
As we already have figured out, the application does nothing it has promised. But its presence will soon become visible to you. You will encounter various advertisements generated by LightsOut when you surf the Web. Advertisements are the only way to make the adware application profitable for its creators. Every single click on them results in payment for the developers of LightsOut and could also lead to unfavorable consequences to you. Aside from being very irritating and annoying, the advertisements could also redirect you to third-party websites created for various illicit purposes. For example, those websites may show you a fake message telling that your computer is infected, and you need to dial a free number to receive instructions how to remove the infection. People tricked by this message will pay a lot of money for the call they would make. Besides, those websites could contain viruses themselves. More than that, LightsOut even collects your personal information and could share it with third parties, which is not tolerable for any security-conscious person.
Where does LightsOut come from?
The application is officially distributed via the lightsoutmode.com website. This website also contains some important information that we suggest you should read before giving LightsOut a try. For example, it is said that while installing the program, “you may receive additional offers such as a search toolbar.” This toolbar may change your default search engine and homepage. So, the adware application has other disturbing features besides what we have already discussed. In addition, the research team has found that it also comes in bundles with other programs. Carefully read the installation terms of every piece of software you want to accept because it may come in a package with unwanted programs and even dangerous infections. You will need to acquire a reliable antivirus tool to detect all the invaders that possibly came together with LightsOut, but for now start with the elimination of this program.
LightsOut can be deleted in a few simple steps that you will find described in our guide. Just follow it and this worthless program will be gone forever. In case you faced some difficulty while manually eliminating the program, you can always post a question in the comment box below. Our support team will get back to you as soon as possible.
How to remove LightsOut from your computer
Windows 7 or Windows Vista
- Access the Start menu and launch Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Remove the unwanted application.
- Go to the Start menu.
- Select Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove Programs and eliminate the unwanted one.
- Right-click on the Windows logo.
- Click on Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove the undesired one.
Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
- Simultaneously tap the Windows key + R.
- Type control and click OK.
- Select Uninstall a program and delete the unwanted one.
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