Did you just get a pop-up survey from lightnest.country and wonder where it came from? Did the lightnest.country ad appear to have been popped up from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use aggressive advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the lightnest.country pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the major search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Here’s a screenshot of the lightnest.country pop-up survey when it showed up on my machine:
If you also see this on your machine, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the lightnest.country ads. So don’t send angry emails to the site you were browsing, the ads are almost certainly not coming from them, but from the adware on your computer. I’ll do my best to help you with the lightnest.country removal in this blog post.
I found the lightnest.country pop-up survey on one of the lab machines where I have some adware running. I’ve talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if anything new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on website that usually don’t show advertisements, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
lightnest.country was created on 2015-01-07. momzz.super-promo.lightnest.country resolves to the 126.96.36.199 address and lightnest.country to 188.8.131.52.
So, how do you remove the lightnest.country pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the lightnest.country ads I had TinyWallet, BrowserWarden and BlockAndSurf installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the lightnest.country pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The bad news with pop-ups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the lightnest.country ads removal:
- Examine what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see something that you don’t remember installing or that was recently installed?
- How about your browser add-ons. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I’ve been working since 2006 and it scans your machine at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your machine. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer’s scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Here’s a video tutorial on how to remove the pop-ups with FreeFixer:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the lightnest.country ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.