IceLotto(.)org is one of the websites of an online gambling platform called IceLotto. The site delivers advertisements, such as pop-ups, and might redirect you to other gambling sites. You can see such ads promoting IceLotto on other websites, as well as on the IceLotto sites. You might get redirected. To remove the unwanted adware, you should read this article carefully.
|Short Description||The adware displays advertisements in your browsers.|
|Symptoms||You will see ads in your browsers – pop-ups, message boxes, pop-unders and other ones. You could be redirected.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by IceLotto |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss IceLotto.|
IceLotto(.)org – How It Is Spread?
IceLotto(.)org is spread with third-party installers. Unknowingly, you may install an adware program related to the site from bundle packages or freeware installers. Inside such packs, more components can be selected for installation by default. Preventing this is possible with you unchecking the components from a Custom or an Advanced setting during installation.
IceLotto(.)org might also be spread with visiting other websites or from clicking on adverts, specifically pop-ups. That way the adware could get inside your computer fairly easy. Affected browsers are mainly Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
IceLotto(.)org – More Information
IceLotto(.)org is one of the websites of an adware platform of the same name. The website is about gambling. If you got it installed or just visit the site, you would see advertisements and pop-ups. Other sites can generate them as well.
IceLotto(.)org is filled with online games, connected to gambling. These seem to run on Flash. Existing vulnerabilities could be found in them because of that. You can get redirected from ads and links across the sites. Here’s an example of a pop-up ad on the IceLotto(.)org site:
Users report other sites that redirected them and they ended up on the IceLotto platform. The main two such sites are:
If you have an application which is associated to the adware, you might start seeing adverts and message boxes occurring on all your browser programs. An extension or an add-on related to the IceLotto platform might be added to your browsers. It can spread more redirects and ads. The ads might have these messages written inside them:
- Ads by IceLotto(.)org
- Advertisement by IceLotto(.)org
- Ad by IceLotto(.)org
- Advert from IceLotto(.)org
- Powered by IceLotto(.)org
- Brought to you by IceLotto(.)org
The redirects generated from the site could also lead and be associated with IceLotto(.)com. The platform and services of both IceLotto sites are making money for their respective owners. All redirects might be tied to a pay-per-click scheme. You may see all kinds of advertisements, sponsored by affiliates of the adware owners. The advertising content could be in the shape of pop-unders, pop-ups, banners, in-text-links, full page, interstitial or transitional adverts.
Information that can be gathered by the site and services of the adware is:
- Your IP address
- Your Name
- Date of birth
- Your Address and Email address
- Credit card information
- Time and date of access
- Web page(s) visited
- Browser type and language
- Phone number
Cookies are used by the site. They can collect additional information about you and show you personalized advertising content. The policy of IceLotto(.)org clearly states that it collects both personally and non-personally identifying information. Everything they know about you is shared with third party sites. Consider removing any program related to the sites if you see them while browsing.
Remove IceLotto(.)org Completely
To remove IceLotto(.)org manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the adverts and all redirects effectively, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program will keep your computer secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove IceLotto from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of IceLotto from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove IceLotto from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase IceLotto from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall IceLotto from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Delete IceLotto from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate IceLotto from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove IceLotto from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove IceLotto
Step 2: Uninstall IceLotto 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 IceLotto 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 IceLotto there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of IceLotto from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall IceLotto 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 IceLotto 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 IceLotto files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as IceLotto, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove IceLotto 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 IceLotto 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 IceLotto 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.
Delete IceLotto 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 IceLotto will be removed.
Eliminate IceLotto 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.