How to remove (uninstall) Lonkem.com

Do you notice irritating banners on your favorite websites that come from the Lonkem.com search engine? Have you seen the presence of Lonkem.com anywhere else on the PC? If those things are true – your PC is penetrated with adware, and our entry can help you in deleting it.

Lonkem.com

What is Lonkem.com

Lonkem.com, as you could guess so far, is an advertising tool. It belongs to a specific sort of programs that can do nothing well, as it was developed to do one thing: to drive you crazy. We're joking, the driving-crazy activity is not its real task, but it’s freely achieved until adware does its job – shows ads. When the virus gets into the system, it modifies the settings of your browser and delivers you as many links as you can handle and sometimes more, making sure that you will see some of them. Scammers receive a little money for every click you're making, and now you understand why the banners keep coming: it’s pure money. In the paragraphs below, we’ll explain in which way the virus infected the machine and how it might be defended against suchlike threats. In case you’re not interested and just want to delete the virus one way or another – ignore the other sections and proceed to the deletion advice.

Since the penetration is finished, Lonkem.com changes the settings of the browsers. That's its only function, because the substantial part of this illegal system is the “innovative search” to which you get redirected. So, Lonkem.com clears your pre-set start page and your favorite search engine and puts the scammer’s webpage instead of them. After that, instead of using the reliable Yahoo, Bing, Google or another search provider you're used to – you will surf the Web via the crude Lonkem.com tool that shows pop-ups fake websites advertising banners of all types and sizes. Lonkem.com also modifies the controls of the icons of your browsers in a way that even if you restore the normal controls, you'll see the untrusted search system as a first tab.

If you've already bothered to remove Lonkem.com, you might have mentioned that it restores, no matter the number of times you deleted it. It occurs because of the Lonkem.com's protective mechanisms, and we can explain to you how they work:

  • A scheduled task is the simplest way to start the reinstallation of the adware if you've uninstalled it. These tasks are not typically used by usual PC owners, so Lonkem.com just sets a task to check if it is working, and if it isn't – to get and set it one more time. The task checks the Lonkem.com's status every time you turn on your PC, and thanks to it Lonkem.com keeps reinstalling.
  • The second way has the similar goal, but it uses the OS's registry instead of the system tasks. Hackers make a specific string to system's registry and you have to detect and delete it, which is a bit difficult. All other registry items are needed for your device to work, and by erasing one of them, you may inflict significant harm to the OS.

 

How Lonkem.com was installed in the system

To make easier for you, we will picture the process in total. The vast majority of the advertisement-oriented utilities are clones of each other, repeated many times and passed to different fraudsters after few visual improvements. One of those lads got this particular copy from an illegal website, set it up and uploaded it to file-exchanging services all over the Net. That’s where you downloaded it from, huh? Okay, you’re sure that you haven't looked for adware to drive you crazy? Or, you wanted some screwing-it-all-up tool for the computer, and got a direct link to Lonkem.com downloader? Did we get it wrong again? Okay, then, it could be some program that is really good. Some gratis program from a not-so-famous developer, or a hacked replica of a well-known tool you're not going to pay for.

This way is known as “sponsored installation”, and its essence is that swindlers are uniting the installers of 2-3 viruses and one helpful utility into one "bundle". The bottom point of the bundle is that they call it by the name of a useful tool, and a victim cannot discover which tools are there before it's too late. On some of the steps, they show a suggestion to get more viruses, with all checkmarks placed and the natural desire is to download them and move on. We assume that you clicked, as you're on this page today. It could be a bit different: they might have done this through the “ways of installation”. In most cases, the installation for practiced operators provides you with the possibility to decide where you wish a utility to be installed, which additional tools do you want, and which you don’t. In case of Lonkem.com, choosing the offered method of installation means that you admit all the viruses from the package into your device.

Methods to remove Lonkem.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Lonkem.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Lonkem.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

At this moment you know how Lonkem.com works, and you’re aware of its sneaky ways of infection. We’ve explained nearly everything, except the highly significant thing: how to delete this virus. Here we go. Lonkem.com might be removed by following these basic manners. One of them is what you’ve just tried to perform – manual deletion. We know a proper technique to perform it, and below this part, you will find the instructions on by-hand deletion. The only flaw is the incapability to remove many advertising tools through it since it will require many hours to do. It's better to try another method: you may fully uninstall Lonkem.com in 10 minutes via Spyhunter antivirus. This antivirus has many pros, and among them are the compatibility with many antiviral tools, fair price, high operation speed and round-the-clock user support. Don’t waste time, attempting to guard the system through unpaid tools – try the genuine antivirus. Push the button below to scan the hard drive with the unpaid version with limited possibilities.

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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 "Lonkem.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 Lonkem.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Lonkem.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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