Remove Lookupsmart.com

Threat Type: Redirect

Lookupsmart.com is a redirect domain that bombards users with unwanted ads and popups. It can also redirect active browser tabs to other potentially harmful sites.

If you have inadvertently browsed to and clicked on this untrusted website, it is advisable to immediately navigate away and close the window. However, if Lookupsmart.com continues to popup even when you are visiting legitimate sites, it may indicate that your browser has been infected with adware. This is sometimes caused by apps or extensions that contain malware and could cause multiple browser-related problems.

It is crucial to take necessary measures to protect your computer and online safety. It is advisable to regularly scan your system with anti-malware software to detect and erase any active adware infections. This will help prevent similar problems from arising in the future.

The purpose of browser hijackers and redirect domains is to generate profits for its owner by forcibly delivering intrusive ads and redirecting users to other pages. In some cases, websites like this also earn money from web search activity.

Lookupsmart.com Redirect Screenshot
Lookupsmart.com Redirect Screenshot

Many people wonder how they were infected with malware. Often, the malware presents itself as a trustworthy app that the user believes they need. Alternatively, it may display a deceptive pop-up alert that pressures people into installing the software. However it was installed, it is important to remain vigilant and to thoroughly verify the legitimacy of any software {before|prior to] installing it.

It is strongly recommended that you stop Lookupsmart.com from further redirects and unwanted behavior ASAP. We have included the guide below to help you in getting your system back to a healthy state.


Lookupsmart.com Removal Guide

Scan With Combo Cleaner

Combo Cleaner is a highly-effective, third-party malware removal tool and antivirus. Here are the steps you can take to use Combo Cleaner to remove malware from your computer:

  1. Download Combo Cleaner by clicking the above button.
  2. If you are using Windows:

    • Double-click CCSetup.exe to start the installer. Click "Next" and follow the on-screen instructions.
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    • Once installed, click the "Scan" button to start a full scan of your computer.

    If you are using a Mac:

    • Double-click the Combo Cleaner DMG file and drag the Combo Cleaner app to your Applications folder.
      Combo Cleaner Mac
    • Open your Applications folder by double-clicking it. Then double-click the Combo Cleaner app.
    • Click the "Scan" button to start a full scan of your computer.
  3. Wait for the scan to complete. Combo Cleaner will detect and display any malware it finds on your computer.
  4. Review the scan results and select the malware that you want to remove.
  5. Click the "Remove" button to remove the selected malware.
  6. Restart your computer to complete the removal process.

Depending on the type and the severity of the malware, the malware removal process may take some time and require multiple scans to fully remove the malware from your system.


Remove Malicious Extensions From Your Browser

Removing malicious extensions from web browsers can help to prevent adware and other forms of malware from affecting your computer. Here are the steps to remove malicious extensions from some common browsers:

Google Chrome:
Chrome Extensions
  1. Click the three dots on the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Select More Tools > Extensions
  3. Locate the malicious extension and click the Remove button.
Mozilla Firefox:
Firefox Extensions
  1. For newer versions of Firefox, click the icon that looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece. It is in the top right corner, next to the three lines. That will take you directly to the Extensions menu. For earlier versions of Firefox, click the three lines on the top right corner of the browser and select "Add-ons and themes."
  2. Locate the malicious extension and click the Remove button.
Microsoft Edge:
Edge Extensions
  1. Click the three dots on the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Select Extensions
  3. Locate the malicious extension and click the Remove button
Safari:
Safari Settings
  1. Click Safari on the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click the Extensions tab.
  4. Locate the malicious extension and click the Uninstall button

In addition to removing the malicious extensions it is also a good idea to check your browser settings and restore them to their default settings, clear your browsing history and cache, and also scan your computer for malware using an anti-malware software.

It is also important to be cautious about the extensions you install on your browser, and only download them from reputable sources and pay attention to the permissions that the extension requests.

If you are unsure about the extension you are trying to remove, it is best to consult with a professional or check the specific extension documentation or website for instructions on how to remove it.


Turn Off Push Notifications

If you are seeing popups on the right side of your screen or that you identify as push notifications, then you can easily make them stop them from specific or all websites. Choose your web browser below for instructions:

Google Chrome
  1. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the Chrome window.
  2. Click on "Settings."
  3. Scroll down and click on "Advanced."
  4. Click on "Site Settings."
  5. Scroll down to "Notifications" and toggle the switch to turn off notifications.
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the Firefox window.
  2. Click on "Options."
  3. Select "Privacy & Security."
  4. Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and find "Notifications."
  5. Toggle the switch next to "Block new requests asking to allow notifications."
Microsoft Edge
  1. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the Edge window.
  2. Click on "Settings."
  3. Click on "Site permissions."
  4. Find "Notifications" and toggle the switch to turn off notifications.
Safari (MacOS)
  1. Click on "Safari" in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. Click on "Preferences."
  3. Click on "Websites."
  4. Find "Notifications" on the left side of the screen and select it.
  5. Deselect any websites that are allowed to send notifications.

Note: The steps to turn off push notifications in web browsers may vary slightly depending on the browser version and operating system being used.


Reset Your Browser

If you still need help and none of the steps have dealt with Lookupsmart.com, then you can reset your browser to its default settings as a last resort. Try these steps below:

Google Chrome
  1. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select "Settings."
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Advanced."
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Advanced section and click on "Reset and Clean Up."
  5. Click on "Reset Settings to their original defaults."
  6. Confirm by clicking on "Reset Settings."
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select "Help."
  3. Click on "Troubleshooting Information."
  4. Click on "Refresh Firefox."
  5. Confirm by clicking on "Refresh Firefox."
Microsoft Edge
  1. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select "Settings."
  3. Click on "Privacy and Services."
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Reset Settings."
  5. Confirm by clicking on "Reset."
Safari (MacOS)
  1. Click on "Safari" in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. Select "Reset Safari."
  3. Select the items you want to reset (e.g. history, cache, etc.).
  4. Click on "Reset."

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