Mc1.lensus.click Ads Pop-up. How to Remove?

Written by Valdis Koks

Mc1.lensus.click search hijacker is a sort of virus that infuses into your system, and then switches the search engine settings in your browser to one which it wants. It additionally makes different unpleasant modifications that may cause personal information leakages, as well as to other malware penetration. In this article, you will read the guideline of Mc1.lensus.click hijacker elimination in various methods, as well as additionally the technique of making your web browser like new.

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Mc1.lensus.click info

Name Mc1.lensus.click extension
Type Browser hijacker1
Short Description The unwanted software that amends important browser settings without the user’s permission.
Symptoms The Mc1.lensus.click 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 Mc1.lensus.click hijacker.

The ways of injection of Mc1.lensus.click search hijackers are diverse. The majority of them come from the malware spreading via the malvertising or evil-minded links of various internet sites. Sometimes, your computer can be contaminated with this malware via the trojan-downloader, which is used to disperse different other malware. There is a solitary form of this unwanted program – browser plugin that can build right into any type of browser which supports the add-on setup2.

You will not likely setup this plugin by yourself, due to the fact that their names are pretty suspicious, and also the capability is very questionable. The “creators” of Mc1.lensus.click hijacker generally mention that it can save the .doc/.docx files from the sites already to .pdf format, or to save the whole web site on your disk. It is pretty hard to picture if someone can be needed in such features in 2022, when the Web access is not time-limited and every system has the ability to open the needed .docx documents at Google Docs.

However, besides their uselessness, they may easily be found in the Chrome Web Store. Naturally, virus experts sound the alarm regarding such spam into the official source of browser extensions, requiring the Google reaction – eliminating these extensions from their site. But they are still not hurrying to take care of that protection issue.

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Is the Mc1.lensus.click virus?

At the first sight, you may believe that these redirects are just frustrating, but not risky. As a result of this reason a lot of users are just playing for time as opposed to removing this malware, obtaining more and more possibilities of being contaminated with various other viruses, which are far more major than Mc1.lensus.click is.

Besides the changed search engine or search results, you can also see various promotions even on those sites that do not have any kind of advertisements on it by default. And you can unintentionally misclick while closing the advertisement, and initiate the downloading of an unrecognized file, which can be a virus, or a potentially undesirable program, or perhaps ransomware – whatever the maintainers of this hijacker want.

If your browser is damaged due to the Azorult trojan task, the system may start malfunctioning in a short time – this symptome is just one of the most typical in case of trojan infiltration.

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How to remove Mc1.lensus.click?

First, let me say several words about prevention the Mc1.lensus.click malware infiltration. It is extremely easy to refer to the techniques of protecting your system from such annoying things as browser hijackers, however, it is quite easy to be caught on this bait even being an experienced user. As it was specified above, this virus can hide after the attractive (at the first sight) promotion, or in packs with other adware you may get in dozens of means. However, regardless of the usual complexity of the penetration techniques, it is extremely simple to stay clear of the Mc1.lensus.click 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.
Mc1.lensus.click may remain persistent on your system and may re-infect it. We recommend you to download Trojan Remover and run free scan to get rid of all infected files on your device. This saves you a lot of time and efforts compared to the manual malware removal.

Preparation before removing Mc1.lensus.click.

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

  • Make sure you have this hands-on tutorial always prepared to utilize.
  • Perform a back-up of every one of your data, including the kept logins, passwords as well as other qualifications. You must back up your information with a cloud backup solution and make sure your data are shielded from any type of loss, also from one of the most severe infections.
  • Wait until the resilient back-up process mores than.

Step 1: Uninstall Mc1.lensus.click and related software from Windows

Here is a method in couple of easy stages that must have the ability to uninstall most applications. Either you use Windows 11/10 or 7, 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 Mc1.lensus.click 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 Mc1.lensus.click 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 Mc1.lensus.click. 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.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting “Step 4”, please boot back into Normal modein case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use Loaris Trojan Remover successfully.

 

Step 4: Scan for Mc1.lensus.click 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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