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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:LookSafe

Command or file name:looksafe.dll

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


LookSafe intrusion method

LookSafe

LookSafe installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (LookSafe). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. LookSafe copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is looksafe.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name LookSafe and value looksafe.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name looksafe.dll or LookSafe. Also, it can create folder with name LookSafe under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about LookSafe, please ask below. You can use programs to remove LookSafe from your browsers below.


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How to remove LookSafe manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with LookSafe, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by LookSafe.

To get rid of LookSafe, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • looksafe.exe
  • looksafe.dll

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • C:\Program Files\LookSafe Utility

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\Software\LookSafe

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall LookSafe related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for LookSafe entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If LookSafe won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find LookSafe under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with LookSafe or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to LookSafe
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find LookSafe related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove LookSafe related extensions from your browsers

LookSafe in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to LookSafe. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to LookSafe or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective LookSafe removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to LookSafe and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm LookSafe removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to LookSafe.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like LookSafe are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like LookSafe.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with LookSafe and looksafe.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: LookSafe Has Hijacked My Search Browser

I suppose I should start from the beginning on how this problem could have came to be. There are two ways this could've come to be:
1.) I downloaded uTorrent to install a video game, and LookSafe was attached to it. But, I've uninstalled uTorrent using IObit Uninstaller.
2.) Around the beginning of April, my stepmom was doing taxes with a friend and they needed my step sister's info for something and she didn't have her computer around to get on her email, so she used mine. Our emails are Yahoo, so she needed to log out of mine to access hers and get the specific info. After doing that, I logged back in, exited the tab, etc. A day or two later, I'm not sure on the time frame, I went to search something (I use Google Chrome) from Google Chrome's Omnibox, where you can search directly from the address bar. It didn't use Google, it used something called LookSafe Yahoo.
So, I went to diagnose it, used a ton of methods, downloaded too many virus removal programs (about five) including my default antivirus, avast!Antivirus (free version). I even called a tech support company at midnight, and they said they could do it, but it would cost money. Well, I'm just a high-school student without a job who can't afford 100 bucks towards fixing my computer. My tech-savvy uncle even tried to fix it: he cleared the browsing history, removed the search engines to use, etc. and it worked for a moment, but then it went back to using LookSafe Yahoo. It tends to do this after I feel like I've fixed it. I just want it off of my computer. I looked in the Program Files (x86) and there's an empty file titled LookSafe Utility, and it won't allow me to attach the file to this message. Help is very much appreciated because I have wasted precious time on this issue! :)

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