Laxthatpie.live Ads – How to remove?

Written by Valdis Koks

Laxthatpie.live search hijacker is a sort of virus that injects into your WIndows, and then modifies the browser search engine configurations in your internet browser to one which it wants. It likewise makes different unpleasant changes that can cause private information leaks, as well as to various other malware injection. In this article, you will see the guideline of Laxthatpie.live hijacker elimination in various options, and additionally the method of making your browser just as good as new.

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Laxthatpie.live Info

Name Laxthatpie.live extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Laxthatpie.live hijacker replaces the browser parameters set by the users and replaces these settings with its own values.
Distribution Method Bundling with Freeware or Shareware, misleading pop-up ads produced by adware.
Detection Tool Inspect If Your System Has Been Affected by the Laxthatpie.live hijacker.

The ways of injection of Laxthatpie.live search hijackers are diverse. Most of them come from the malware spreading via the malvertising or malicious links of different internet sites. Occasionally, your computer may be contaminated with this virus through the trojan-downloader, which is utilized to distribute various other malware. There is a solitary form of this undesirable program – web browser plugin that can build right into any web browser which supports the add-on installation2.

You will not likely mount this plugin on your own, because their names are quite uncertain, and also the functionality is very debatable. The “creators” of Laxthatpie.live hijacker normally state that it can save the .doc/.docx documents from the websites already to .pdf format, or to save the entire website on your disk. It is quite difficult to picture if someone can be needed in such functions in 2022, when the Internet access is not time-limited as well as every PC is able to start the needed .docx files at Google Docs.

Nevertheless, besides their uselessness, they can simply be spotted in the Chrome Web Store. Obviously, virus analysts sound the alarm concerning such spam right into the legit source of browser extensions, requiring the Google response – eliminating these extensions from their place. However, they are still not hurrying to take care of that protection problem.

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Is the Laxthatpie.live virus?

At the first sight, you may believe that these redirects are only bothersome, but not harmful. Due to this reason a lot of users are simply playing for time rather than getting rid of this malware, obtaining more and more chances of being infected with various other infections, which are a lot more major than Laxthatpie.live is.

Besides the modified search engine or search results, you may likewise see various promotions even on those internet sites that do not have any type of advertisements on it by default. And you can easily misclick while turning off the ad, and launch the downloading of an unknown file, which can be a malware, or a potentially undesirable program, or even ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker desire.

If your browser is damaged as a result of the Azorult trojan activity, the system may start malfunctioning in the near future – this symptome is just one of the most common in case of trojan infiltration.

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How to remove Laxthatpie.live?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Laxthatpie.live virus penetration. It is extremely simple to discuss the options of protecting your computer from such annoying things as browser hijackers, however, it is really simple to be caught on this lure perhaps even being an experienced user. As it was stated above, this malware may hide after the attractive (at the first sight) promotion, or in packs with various other adware you can get in dozens of methods. But despite the usual intricacy of the penetration approaches, it is very simple to avoid the Laxthatpie.live hijacker presence in your system:

  • Do not follow the dubious links;
  • Restrict the usage of pseudo-free software (one which is offered as free, but has an additional unwanted programs in its pack);
  • Leave the habit of clicking advertisements on the web. If you need to buy something, it is better to google it;
  • Avoid downloading the files from dubious sources, like forums or file sharing websites.

Preparation before removing Laxthatpie.live.

Before starting the actual uninstall procedure, we recommend that you do the following introductory milestones.

  • Make certain you have this hands-on tutorial always all set to make use of.
  • Execute a backup of every one of your information, consisting of the stored logins, passwords and other qualifications. You need to back up your information with a cloud backup service and make sure your files are shielded from any sort of loss, even from one of the most serious infections.
  • Wait until the resilient back-up process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Laxthatpie.live and related software from Windows

Right here is a method in few simple steps that must be able to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, these milestones will work well. Moving the app or its folder to the Trash can be a very wrong idea. In case you do that, remnants of the app may remain, and that can cause the unstable performance of your system, malfunctions with the file type associations and other unpleasant behavior. The effective solution to get an app off your device is to remove it manually. To do that:

1. Keep holding the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will soon arrive.

Windows keyboard R

2. In the field that appeared, type in “appwiz.cpl” -1  and choose OK – 2.

Run appwiz.cpl

 

3. This will open a window with all the apps available on the device. Choose the app that you want to get rid of, then choose “Uninstall

Follow the steps above and you will successfully get rid of most unwanted apps.

Step 2: Get rid of Laxthatpie.live from all your available browsers.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft Edge

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox. Go to its menu window

2. Choose the “Add-ons” icon in the menu.

3. Find the unwanted extension and select “Remove

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Remove

4. Upon deleting the extension, reload Mozilla Firefox, closing it with the help of a red “X” button in the upper right corner and start it again.

1. Launch Google Chrome and go to its drop menu

Google Chrome drop menu click

2. Click on “Tools” and then in the extended menu select “Extensions

Google Chrome Tools select Extensions

3. In the “Extensions” menu find the unwanted extension and apply the “Remove” button related to it.

Google Chrome Extensions Remove

4. As soon as the extension is deleted, reload Google Chrome by closing it by means of the red “X” button at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click on the gear icon marked ‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and choose ‘Manage Add-ons’

Manage-add-ons

3. In the “Manage Add-ons” window, locate the extension you want to delete and then click “Remove”. A pop-up window will come up to inform you that you are about to delete the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and choose “Remove”.

Internet Explorer extension removal

4. Once the unwanted extension is deleted, reload Internet Explorer by shutting it down from the red “X” button located at the top right corner and launch it again.

1. Launch Edge

2. Access the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. From the drop menu choose “Extensions”.

Microsoft Edge menu Extensions

4. Locate the suspected dangerous extension you want to delete and then click on the Remove button.

Microsoft Edge Extensions Remove

Step 3: Clean any registries that could be added by Laxthatpie.live on your device.

The usually attacked registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by going to the Windows registry editor and getting rid of any values added by Laxthatpie.live. Follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Run Window command once again, type “regedit” and click OK.Window command regedit
  2. As soon as you open it, you can freely go to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are displayed above.Window command Run and RunOnce keys
  3. You can delete the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and deleting it.Window command regedit delete the value virus

Tip: To locate a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and select “Modify” to find which file it is set to run. If this is the malware file location, delete the value.

Step 4: Scan for Laxthatpie.live with Loaris Trojan Remover

1. Click on the “Download” button to proceed to Loaris Trojan Remover download.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by Trojan Remover. Click on the corresponding links to check License AgreementPrivacy Policy.

2. Click “Install” to start.

Loaris Trojan Remover Install

There were 4 scan types suggested:

  • Standard Scan.
  • Full Scan.
  • Custom Scan.
  • Removable Scan.

 

3. After the installed has finished, click on the ‘Scan’ tab. Click on ‘Full Scan’.

Loaris Trojan Remover Full Scan

4. Once the scanning is started, Loaris will initiate the thorough analysis of your device and may soon identify specific threats currently slowing down the performance of your system. Make sure to wait until the scanning is completed to let the software fully evaluate the safety of your workstation.

Loaris Trojan Remover - scan in process

5. After Loaris Trojan Remover has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. There were options to move the files to quarantine, ignore or delete them.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

 

  1. About browser hijackers on Wikipedia
  2. Possible danger of free browser extensions

About the author

Valdis Koks

Security engineer, reverse engineering and memory forensics

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