Hello there and welcome to the FreeFixer blog. I just found another bundled adware called Lampy Lighty and thought I should give you some removal instructions. Lampy Lighty seems to be a variant of BrowseFox/AltBrowse that I’ve blogged about before. If the Lampy Lighty adware is installed on your computer, you will notice ads labeled Lampy Light Ads, something called Related Searches appearing in the left column of the browser window and new add-ons added in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. I’ll show how to remove Lampy Lighty in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
LampyLighty is bundled with other software. Bundled means that it is included in another software’s installer. Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as Lampy Lighty by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer. The screenshot shows how LampyLighty was disclosed in the installer:
As always when I find some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to test if the anti-viruses there find something fishy. 13% of the anti-malware scanners detected the file which is in my view a pretty low detection rate. The Lampy Lighty files are detected as BrowseFox.F by AVG, Trojan.BPlug.167 by DrWeb and PUP.Optional.LampyLighty.A by Malwarebytes.
If you would like to remove Lampy Lighty you can do so with the FreeFixer removal tool. Just select the Lampy Lighty files as the screenshots below shows. You might have to restart your machine to complete the removal.
Hope that helped you to figure out how to do the removal.
Did you also find LampyLighty on your machine? Any idea how it was installed? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thanks!
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