How to remove Looksslike.com

The following guide has everything you need to realize to ward Looksslike.com off your computer. Except for that, we will tell you how you can remove Looksslike.com from any version of Windows, as well as from Safari, Mozilla, Opera, Google Chrome and Edge.

Looksslike.com

What is Looksslike.com

To delete this adware and other similar programs, you'd better understand their purpose and the basics of their operation. Their only purpose is to generate advertising links, and by showing them to a victim and forcing him to click them, adware generates movement on the sites it struggles to promote. Most links an advertisement utility provides don’t have a background behind them and are designed to make a customer visit the site, but some of them offer services. It’s quite an exaggeration to call them goods, by the way, as they’re more of “bads” if you catch our drift. The thing about Looksslike.com’s pop-ups is that they’re a scam. If something gets promoted through adware, it means that it cannot take advantage of any legit way. It also means that the site is somehow unapt to be advertised in a legitimate way. And how would hackers force people to buy something like that? Right, through an improper advertisement, i.e., making dozens of ads pop up all over customers’ screens until they follow one of them.

Looksslike.com

Looksslike.com, literally, is an undesired utility, created to diddle you out of your money. Well, it’s not literally about the funds, it’s more like you unintentionally doing some work for Internet-swindlers, clicking through the links they want you to, and attending dangerous webpages. We will go deeper into it in today's article, and describe the thing at length. In case you don’t want that, and fully aware of how to keep Looksslike.com off the computer – simply jump the following sections and head to the final part with uninstalling tips.

 

How Looksslike.com infects the system

The manners of penetration the thing you have to understand, to guard your workstation against undesired programs. Almost always there's a single Trojan on your workstation, which assists the other ones to break through. Our task here is to tell you how the advertisement utilities crawl into the brand new, clean machine. Usually, it does so with your help. Here we've defined some of the most effective techniques to trick you into installing Looksslike.com:

  • Downright download. A number of people daily downloads malicious programs believing that they are helpful, and the most effective technique to prevent this is to understand how to distinguish a perilous utility from a useful one. Most often, they look like useful programs and pick the ones whose functions cannot be fully defined. These will be any search tools promising to upgrade your browser or assist you in finding everything from the best discounts to interesting offers. Some fraudsters prefer system optimization programs and applications for social networks. If you're downloading one of these – it'd be wiser to look for lots of feedback about it on good forums prior to downloading it.
  • Email scams. This technique is used less often than the bundling, yet you cannot be overcautious with fraudsters. The trick is that from time to time you get strange emails from unidentified addresses. It could be a mistake, but in case such a letter has any attachments – don’t click on it. Clicking such a link or opening a file will result in the immediate installation of god-knows-what onto your PC, and it might be a utility that's way more perilous than adware.
  • Affiliate infection. It’s the method when Looksslike.com or any other is mixed up with several other utilities. They all are either useless or dangerous except for one. In most cases, the helpful tool is on the bundle's name so that the operator assumed that he will get it, but all he installs is a bunch of trash. There’s the point, during installation, when it's possible to choose the advanced installation way and reject the installation of dangerous programs. Believe us, you do not want to skip it. Just look at the information in the menus while you install free programs, and keep clear of anything suspicious.

We hope that these tips help you realize the algorithms of Looksslike.com penetration, and avoid it in the future.

How to remove Looksslike.com from your PC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Looksslike.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Looksslike.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

 

Now let's remove this undesired tool forever. We have explained to you everything you should understand about it, so if you abide by our advice, Looksslike.com will never get into the PC. We have just one hint we want to give: download an effective antivirus. If you use have one – it’s really obvious that it isn’t doing fine, since Looksslike.com is within the laptop currently. There’s one more particularity about antiviruses you need to understand: don’t ever deactivate them. Occasionally you get those fake pop-ups on some sites, proposing you to disable an antivirus because it obstructs from installing. It’s only adware struggling to get to you. It's safer to keep the AV tool always on guard and updated.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Looksslike.com" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Looksslike.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Looksslike.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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