Remove Lucky Savings (Uninstall Guide)

Lucky Savings is an adware program that will display their own ads on eBay, Amazon, Facebook and other websites that you are visiting.These advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available or as underlined keywords, which when clicked will display an advertisement that states it is brought to you by Lucky Savings.
[Image: Lucky Savings coupons]

[Image: Lucky Savings ads]
Lucky Savings is an add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome that is typically added when you install other free programs. When you install these free programs, they will also install Lucky Savings as well. Some of the programs that are known to bundle Lucky Savings include 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom.
Once installed, whenever you will try to use a search form on Ebay,Google, Facebook or any other websites, Lucky Savings will show in the right top part of your browser, a box containing related keyword suggestions,ads and sponsored links.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this Lucky Savings browser hijacker. Be very careful what you agree to install. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

Lucky Savings – Virus Removal Instructions

STEP 1 : Uninstall Lucky Savings from your computer

Lucky Savings has installed two programs on your computer (Lucky Savings by 215apps and Lucky Savings WidgetLinkury Inc) which we will need to uninstall.

  1. To uninstall Lucky Savings from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.
  2. Search and uninstall Lucky Savings and Lucky Savings Widget from your computer.
    [Image: Uninstall Lucky Savings and Lucky Savings Widget]

Please keep in mind that on some computers or missing, carefully look for any program developed by 215 apps  and Linkury Inc, and uninstall it from your computer.


STEP 2 : Remove the Lucky Savings residual damage from your browser

Remove Lucky Savings from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon[Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then  select Manage add-ons.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Lucky Savings and Lucky Savings Widget, and click on Disable.
    [Image: Lucky Savings Internet Explorer addons]

Remove Lucky Savings from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
    Firefox addon menu
  2. Select the Extensions tab, then remove Lucky Savings and Lucky Savings Widget extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
    [Image: Lucky Savings Firefox extensions]

Remove Lucky Savings from Google Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
  2. In the Extensions tab,remove the Lucky Savings and Lucky Savings Widget extensions by clicking on the Recycle Bin next to the plugin.
    [Image: Lucky Savings Chrome extensions]

Please keep in mind that on some computers, the browser add-on might have a different name, if you can’t find Lucky Savings on your list,then carefully look for any other extension developed by 215 apps or Excellent apps, and remove it from your browser.


STEP 3: Remove Lucky Savings registry keys with Adwcleaner

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility,close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete,then confirm each time with Ok.
    Adwcleaner utility
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT,double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall,then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Scan your computer for malware

Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link,then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process.
    DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked,then click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab,select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for malware]
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed,click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing malware]

Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link,then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scans after
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Lucky Savings from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Melanie

    I can’t find this at all on my control panel for me to uninstall! I looked through all the programs listed but none were by the names you said to look for.

    I ran Malware Bytes yesterday and it removed 10 things but when I looked at the log none of them said Lucky Savings or any other name you said to look for.

    I do see Lucky savings in FireFox as an extension..

    Does that mean that this file is not in my computer and just in my browser?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,

      Lets try to remove this nasty program:

      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner

      Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

      STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

      Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Lets try to remove this nasty program:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • GraceAnna

    Thanks a bunch! I was getting tired of seeing the “Like Asian Women?” ads. It’s like, well, not in the way you mean… Really didn’t want to see another woman’s curves every time I went on google or facebook!

  • Amber

    worked like a charm, thanks for the help!

  • Oj

    Thank you so MUCH! I was starting to REALLY get sick and tired of this “Lucky Savings” thing. I always saw nasty pictures of a fat guy or weight loss ideas.

  • andy

    I uninstall the program in control panel but I cant remove from chrome extension. any ideas?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Andy,
      Can you download and install avast! Browser Cleanup tool. Then go to the Google Chrome tab, and disable any unwanted or unknown extensions, then click on Reset to default settings button.

  • Casey

    This guide worked perfectly for me. I couldn’t understand why I was getting all these “Like Asian Women” ads on my Facebook and Yahoo pages. Further research let me know that I had been infiltrated by this virus. Thanks for your guide, and it helped me tremendously.