How to remove (uninstall) Lsmo.exe

Lsmo.exe is an advertising program, or even a part of it that is responsible for advertising placement on user’s desktop, in browser in search results and on websites. This process appears in Process manager when different browser hijackers start to operate. It was seen on the computers, infected by UnTabs, Yeadesktop, MySearch123 and other suchlike programs, and we can consider that it is a program that somehow controls the actions of browser hijacker and helps them to show ads. It also might be responsible for the defensive functions such as reinstall after the deletion, modifying registry etc. This process is very dangerous and might cause various problems, ranging from overall system slowdown to the overwhelming of the system by unwanted software.

Adware includes a pretty long list of diverse species, but the very effective of them are adware, browser toolbars and redirects. These tools weren't helpful from the very beginning, so their functions are aimed only at getting money by deceiving customers. The majority of users believe that these tools are good, being deceived by massive lists of their features, but all these features either do not work, or do not exist at all. To make it easier for you, we will describe the main functions of each adware type.

  • Adware differs in that it exposes ad units on every website that the user visits and sometimes, on the desktop. Scammers want adware to seem good, so it can be disguised as one of many free programs for text redacting, data archiving, web-browsing, etc. Advertising appears as pop-ups, links or distinct units in search results.
  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but less actively than the previous two types of advertising software. In addition they gather info about victim's search queries and visited websites, which are then passed on to web-criminals for further usage. Such info can be used against the user or sold to third parties for a solid price.
  • Browser hijackers do not expose ads on the reliable websites. Instead of ads they redirect their victims to the dangerous web-sites. This software helps the foul website owners to generate traffic and lowers the defense level of user's PC.

Suchlike programs combined and any of them can be applied for different methods of advertising cheating. In spite of the difference in manners, they are all united by the thing that they were from the very beginning produced for scam and deception. In addition, according to that all adware tries to force you to click on links to weird and even infected websites, they allow other malware to infect the computer.


Now, when we see why was this adware created, it's time to learn how to find Lsmo.exe and remove it. The first mark is a noticeable lag of the computer, and an increase in its loading time. You should know that suchlike problems often appear for other causes, not related to unwanted software. The machine slows down because each advertising tool is working in the background and never stops. This means that virus is launching at system startup and turning off only when the computer stops working. When there are too many advertising utilities on the PC, their simultaneous operation begins to overwhelm the system, and demands so much resources that good programs simply cannot work. This can call emergency turn-offs, retardation and critical errors of various services. If you notice any of these symptoms - you should check the PC with a reputable antivirus or clean it of viruses in manual manner.

The largest and the most noticeable mark of adware is the advertising overflow. Symptom #2 is the appearance of extraneous programs in the system that you don't remember installing. This can happen if user passes the link to download of the installation file. These tools act stealthy so you can't realize that you just downloaded them.

Methods to remove Lsmo.exe

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Lsmo.exe manually

Step 1. Uninstall Lsmo.exe from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Lsmo.exe from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


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

If you don't want to spoil your machine and prefer to browse the Internet with comfort, you should immediately eliminate Lsmo.exe. In your case it's not only about deleting Lsmo.exe, but also about complete clearing of PC. The uninstalling can be done in manual mode, though this method will take considerable time and may be not successful. Lsmo.exe and other undesired software do everything to shield themselves from removal and make it as complicated as it can be. They keep backup copies everywhere on hard drive, hide their main folders, place scheduled tasks for reinstalling after elimination etc. If victim is not skilled enough in these matters, the probability of failure and further difficulties is very high. In order not to risk, we suggest you to use Spyhunter AntiMalware. This anti-virus can fast and clean get rid of any malware from the PC, but also defend it from attacks in after years. Spyhunter has a number of features, including low price, daily updates of the signature database, high quality of scanning and deletion, interaction with well-known AV programs and 24/7 tech-support. If you want to download Spyhunter, or learn more about it - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Lsmo.exe from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Lsmo.exe
  • C:\ProgramData\Lsmo.exe
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Lsmo.exe

3. Clean registry:

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


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How to remove Lsmo.exe from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Lsmo.exe and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from 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 Lsmo.exe from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Lsmo.exe from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove Lsmo.exe from the browser

How to remove Lsmo.exe from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Lsmo.exe

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete Lsmo.exe from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Lsmo.exe

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages


How to uninstall Lsmo.exe from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Lsmo.exe

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete Lsmo.exe from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Lsmo.exe and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

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


How to delete Lsmo.exe from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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