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.
Manually Delete Ludashi from Windows and Your Browser
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Ludashi from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ludashi from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ludashi from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ludashi from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ludashi from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ludashi from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ludashi from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Ludashi from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ludashi
Step 2: Uninstall Ludashi and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ludashi on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Ludashi there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ludashi from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ludashi and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Ludashi via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Ludashi files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ludashi, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Ludashi from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Ludashi from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Ludashi from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Ludashi from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Ludashi will be removed.
Eliminate Ludashi from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.