Hey, help me please. My son usually uses my laptop to play war game and laptop also works fine, but yesterday, I guess, he should click on something malicious to bring a malware thing. Now it runs a little bit slow and always gets hijacked by Search.lunaticake.com page. I have tried many times to change the homepage as Google back, but it all fails. How can I get back Google search page and completely clean this fake once?

Description of Search.lunaticake.com Hijacker

Search.lunaticake.com is a fake search provider not a useful one like Google, Yahoo or Bing search tool. This fake search page just wants to hijack your web browser and also can monitor your online activities. If this fake search webpage gets on your computer, it will first change the settings of your web browser. You will find the homepage and search tool have been modified to be this fake search page. It even doesn’t allow you to change your favorite homepage back. This Search.lunaticake.com hijacker actually can be treated as a platform to distribute the sponsor’s products and even spread malicious software or program. So you will find many pop-ups like products ads, deals, discount ads, attractive flash pictures & video and some fake strange security message showing on the webpage you’re browsing. It’s hard to stop those pop-ups completely. Even you click on X or Cancel button on one pop-up, then next another new comes up. By displaying those pop-ups, Search.lunaticake.com also brings other malware or virus into computer. Some popup carry malware or virus, so if you accidentally click on pop-up containing virus or malware, the virus or malware will sneak into computer system. Since there are so many pop-ups, the Internet speed will be slow and webpage is hard to load. You will often see “This webpage can’t be displayed” when the webpage can’t be opened.

Search.lunaticake.com hijacker is also harmful infection even though it is not as dangerous as Trojan horse, ransomware, worm or other virus. This redirect malware can implant malicious codes into web browser to spy on what you perform online. for example, if you buy some items online and offer your credit card or online banking details, the information of credit card or online banking will be record by this redirect malware, and then it transfer those important data to remote hackers. Hackers will sell your important data or steal your money. Anyway, Search.lunaticake.com redirect malware is a big threat to your personal data safety. Your personal privacy will be in a risk of being leaked out in public. When you surf on the Internet, please don’t go to unsafe websites, as unsafe websites usually are controlled by cyber hackers and spread virus or malware. Once you open those unsafe webpages or click on something popping up from those webpages, the virus or this similar redirect infection will drop on computer. Anyway, please keep cautious to online activities.

Main Traits of Search.lunaticake.com Hijacker

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Search.lunaticake.com hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

The Screenshot of Search.lunaticake.com Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Search.lunaticake.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Search.lunaticake.com hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Search.lunaticake.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Search.lunaticake.com hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this Search.lunaticake.com redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Search.lunaticake.com hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on March 24, 2016 9:37 am

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