LookThisUp is a program that offers improved web search for highlighted terms. However, it is ad-supported application classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program) responsible for ads displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. LookThisUp and other adware can infect your computer when you install free programs and updates. LookThisUp is legitimate program, and your antivirus is not designed to block non-malicious programs that are annoying and present potential threat to your privacy.
The way of installing LookThisUp is often deceptive. If you wonder how LookThisUp was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional LookThisUp installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. LookThisUp is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable LookThisUp before installing a free program.
LookThisUp is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as LookThisUp BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove LookThisUp and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall LookThisUp application and remove extensions related to LookThisUp from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following LookThisUp removal guide placed below.
This removal guide helps to remove LookThisUp manually or use special security software that removes LookThisUp and other malicious programs. SpyHunter is definitely one of the best. It offers reliable malware detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against future infections.
What is LookThisUp?
LookThisUp is an adware that infects your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It consists of a Windows application and similarly named browser extensions specific for web browsers installed on your computer. These adware components are designed for spying on your web browsing and displaying ads related to your browsing history. When you click on such ads, LookThisUp owners and distributors get some money on pay-per-click basis paid by promoters. While LookThisUp is not malicious, the downside of using it is wasted web traffic and your compromised privacy that put you at risk of sharing your user’s profile among various sales companies. LookThisUp is often distributed with free programs that you may download. This adware is deceptively installed unless you disable the optional for LookThisUp before installing a program or update that you download. Removing LookThisUp is quite easy, but other adware programs that might come bundled with it are often tricky and stubborn for your removal effort.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like LookThisUp, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save you a lot of time needed for removing unwanted adware applications… or use SpyHunter for real time protection, reliable virus detection, and clean removal. Use it as a LookThisUp removal tool instead of wasting your time with manual removal of bunch of adware programs waiting to infect your computer with virtually any free download.
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Remove LookThisUp from Windows
You need to uninstall all the LookThisUp components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to LookThisUp.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall LookThisUp on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "LookThisUp" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall LookThisUp on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight LookThisUp program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall LookThisUp on Windows XP
Uninstalling LookThisUp from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on LookThisUp program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove LookThisUp from Chrome
Remove LookThisUp extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find LookThisUp extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove LookThisUp from Firefox
Remove LookThisUp add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find LookThisUp add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove LookThisUp from Internet Explorer
Remove LookThisUp extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on LookThisUp, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of LookThisUp is an easy task, but removing other malicious programs might be more complicated. You also need to somehow detect them and remove these threats to your security and privacy. A free scanner offered with SpyHunter helps to get all needed information about infections present on your computer and components that you need to remove.
Remove LookThisUp Adware Infection Completely
LookThisUp adware might come bundled with other adware programs. Some of ads might also be used by cyber criminals for installing malware and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal activities. After you remove LookThisUp you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanner, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.