What is Luckypage123.com?
The minimalistic and clean appearance of Luckypage123.com might give you the impression that it is a safe, legitimate search engine. However, our malware researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker because it was designed to replace your browser’s homepage address and show you commercial advertisements that it presents as links in the search results. Furthermore, it can collect information about you to customize the ad campaign and generate more income. As you can see, it does not offer anything of value, so you should consider removing it. If you want to find out more about this hijacker, please read this short description.
Where does Luckypage123.com come from?
If you visit Luckypage123.com’s “About” subpage, you will see no information about its developer and no means to contact them. Evidently, the developers’ name was not disclosed purposefully. Therefore, our researchers have concluded that it comes from an unknown and, thus, unreliable. From the outset, this search engine has the makings of a browser hijacker because browser hijacker developers do not provide any information about them or provide information that is false.
The “About” subpage hints at how Luckypage123.com is disseminated. It says “luckypage123 has partnered with some of the most popular software packages in world, giving you the option to install our search settings during setup and giving them the opportunity to offer you their products for free.” They are saying that they use third-party software installers to install this hijacker on your browser while installing other software. However, they fail to mention that the installers do not provide you with the opportunity to uncheck its installation. Therefore, this malicious search engine is set to replace your browser’s homepage address by force.
What does Luckypage123.com do?
According to our malware researchers, Luckypage123.com can replace your homepage address if you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The reasoning for replacing the homepage address is said to provide you with better search results for free, even though no legitimate search engine charges for that. The real reason for replacing your browser’s homepage is to subject you to commercial advertisements that are featured in its search results window as legitimate links. However, the promoted links are not only out of place but can pose a threat to your computer’s security as well. Indeed, the servers that supply the promoted links are unknown as well, so there is no way of knowing if their links will be safe to click.
Indeed, some promotional links can be of malicious nature and jeopardize your computer’s security, so we advise you against using Luckypage123.com. It must also be pointed out that this hijacker was configured to collect information about you. Granted that it can only collect anonymous information, you should not allow it to obtain it either way because it is used for modifying the advertising campaign.
How do I remove Luckypage123.com?
Without a doubt, Luckypage123.com is one shady search engine, and our researchers have rightfully classified as a browser hijacker. It is distributed dishonestly and is set to replace your browser’s homepage without your knowledge or consent. Removing it is a matter of entering a new homepage, but if you do not know how to do that, please check the instructions below.
How to change your homepage address
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Press Alt+T keys.
- Select Internet Options.
- Enter a new URL in the home page address line.
- Click OK.
- Press Alt+F keys.
- Select Settings.
- Click Set pages and enter a new address.
- Click OK.
- Press Alt+T and click Options.
- Select General.
- In the Home Page box, enter a new search engine address in the address box.
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