Users have complained about various online security forums that they have experienced issues with the software called Ludashi. The Chinese program has been reported numerous times to display significantly annoying pop-ups to users. It also has bundled software and most importantly users report that it denies access to delete it.
|Short Description||The software is fake system optimizer that affectes computer systems by being bundled with other third-party programs. It has other programs bundled in it and runs automatically.|
|Symptoms||Displays pop-ups in the middle of the screen. Floods browsing sessions with annoying advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Official website, Software bundles; or Corrupted websites.|
|Detection Tool||See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware.|
Ludashi Adware – Spread Techniques
The most obvious channel used for the distribution of this nasty software is its official website ludashi(dot)com:
However, we do not forget the possibility that it may come along other free third-party apps as part of their installers. Such programs are usually promoted on:
- Torrent sites
- Online stores
- Social media channels
Bundling applications have recently become a very popular marketing tool that is very aggressive and may slither third-party applications, such as Ludashi that you did not even know about. Bundled software is usually included in third-party applications’ setups. Here is an example picture of how you may have missed Ludashi 5.0 while installing free software:
Following the unwanted configuration of its files on the system the adware could affect not only your screen but all of the installed web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Safari)
Ludashi Adware – Infection In Detail
Once installed on your computer the software immediately applies some changes that could affect system and browser settings. All fresh changes enable Ludashi adware to display several pop-ups leading to its website ludashi(.)com as well as placing icons and running third-party applications. Here is how a screen of an affected PC looks like after installing this software:
Furthermore, Ludashi and its bundled application called Funshion ran several processes in Windows Task Manager, some of which were even active while the software appeared not to be, which is rather intrusive.
In addition, this nasty app is reported to access Registry Editor and add some suspicious values under the keys stored there. This could be explained by the fact that the functionalities of affected keys enable the adware to start its associated files on each system start.
Experts believe that this software may systematically collect information from the computer it is installed on via tracking technologies, for example:
- LSOs(Local Shared Objects) or Flash Cookies.
- Session Cookies.
- Tracking Cookies.
Not only this, but the application also has some kind of bundled program for online multimedia entertainment:
Besides all of those, Ludashi pops up intrusively on your screen displaying various news. The pop-up can be removed fairly easily but is extremely annoying.
Besides all of those “features” of the program, we have to note that the software cannot be uninstalled. And what is worse it does not even display any notification. The uninstaller simply closes after you click on the uninstall button.
Similar behavior is characteristic of rogue software and programs such as the Chinese messenger Tencent QQ.
Remove Ludashi Adware Successfully
There are many programs as Ludashi out there that are set to prevent the uninstall process from happening. And what is worse is that users pay a lot of money to experts for their removal. Besides this, this application may lead the user to third-party websites that may either be scamming sites or they may infect the computer visiting them with malware. This is why we have designed the below-mentioned removal steps to help you deal with this program easily and swiftly and forget about it, in case you did not wish it in the first place.