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.
|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 malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Search.lunaticake(.)com.|
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:
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:
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 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
Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Search.lunaticake(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Search.lunaticake(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Search.lunaticake(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Search.lunaticake(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Search.lunaticake(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Search.lunaticake(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Search.lunaticake(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com 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 Search.lunaticake(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate Search.lunaticake(.)com 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.