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Remove Lunaticake and Search.lunaticake(.)com

Search.lunaticake(.)com is the search page of a browser hijacker called Lunaticake. To remove everything related, you should carefully read this article. Lunaticake can change the homepage, new tab and search engine of browsers. Redirects are not excluded. Search results might be misleading and show advertisements.

Name Search.lunaticake(.)com
Type Browser Hijacker, PUP
Short Description Your browsers can have their homepage, new tab, and search engine modified.
Symptoms Your browsers have their homepage and new tab changed. They might have a new and modified search engine. Redirects, ads and misleading search results are present from searches.
Distribution Method Freeware Installers, Bundled Packages
Detection Tool Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Search.lunaticake(.)com
User Experience Join our forum to discuss Search.lunaticake(.)com.

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Search.lunaticake(.)com – Delivery

A common way in which Lunaticake(.)com is delivered is via third-party installations. The hijacker can gain access to your computer without your knowledge, hiding in freeware installations and bundle packages. Additional components are selected to be installed by default in such packages. The components are often left out undisclosed, and Search.lunaticake(.)com can get installed. Checking the installation for a Custom or Advanced settings is a good way of preventing any unwanted installs.

Lunaticake might also be delivered through advertising, such as pop-up messages and banners or from visiting suspicious websites. Such websites might be affiliated with the creators of this unwanted program. Browsers that are mostly affected are: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Search.lunaticake(.)com – Description

Lunaticake(.)com is the main page of the browser hijacker called Lunaticake. If this hijacker invades your computer, it will change many settings. The homepage of your browsers can be changed, along with the new tab and the search engine. The search page is hosted at the Search.lunaticake(.)com address and it is the default one for the homepage, new tab, and searches:

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Your browsers could have an added application set, related to the hijacker, in the form of an add-on or extension. It could be bundled with other apps located on your computer. Such an add-on get you redirected to partners or affiliates of Lunaticake(.)com. The redirects might have the goal of delivering targeted advertising content.

Everything you type down at the Search.lunaticake(.)com search will be filtered by it. That means that all information can be collected and stored on the servers of the hijacker. Search results might have sponsored content or be misleading. On the results page, you can see some advertising, like links for instance. You might see a modified Yahoo search engine with a different address, no mail toolbar and other changes:

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You might be redirected from multiple locations, including the new tab page, homepage, and also from the search bar and advertisements. Pop-ups, as well as pop-unders, banners and in-text links part of the advertising content you might see. Redirects could be with the idea of leading you to domains that get money from pay-per-click.

The Privacy Policy of Search.lunaticake(.)com claims that there is partial collection of information. The IP address and country are personally identifiable information and they are also gathered.

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The information that can be collected is:

  • Country / Region
  • Installed hardware
  • Installed applications
  • Java resource availability
  • .NET resources availability
  • IE browser version
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Operating System (type and version)

It is unknown what else might be collected, but be careful what you type on the search page of the hijacker. Some or all information might be shared with third parties.

Using the Search.lunaticake(.)com site and services, in any way, can give your consent for the hijacker program to collect everything that is written into it. You should make your priority removing this unwanted application.

Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com Completely

To remove Search.lunaticake(.)com manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written below. If the manual removal does not get rid of this hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer secure in the future.

Delete Search.lunaticake(.)com from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall Search.lunaticake(.)com in Windows
2.Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com from Your Browser

Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to Search.lunaticake(.)com in the future
Optional: Using an Alternative Anti-Malware Tool
NOTE! Substantial notification about the Search.lunaticake(.)com threat: Manual removal of Search.lunaticake(.)com requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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