|Brief Description:||Adware are unwanted programs that can pose serious threats on Mac computer.|
Search.lunaticake.com is one of the many browser hijackers that can modify Internet browser home page and search settings. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) can redirect you to a web site that you did not request.
Search.lunaticake.com is promoted elsewhere on the web. However, despite of many good offers and striking proposals, only few users have availed this software. Therefore, to widely spread Search.lunaticake.com, its developers begin to use a technique where in it is bundled to freeware. Distribution now comes fast, easy, and looks legitimate.
The moment users download and install such freeware, Search.lunaticake.com equally installs onto the computer. If setup properly, victim will see the changes right away. Home page and search engine now uses Search.lunaticake.com resources. You may try to switch it back to previous settings but the adware will not allow your changes, unless, you know how to get rid of the root infection.
victims of Search.lunaticake.com have acquired it while using browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. These famous browsers are the main target of adware authors. Attacker often exploits weaknesses on these programs. One way to prevent this is to set your Internet browser to the safest level. Also, always update it to the most recent version that patches known vulnerabilities.
Search.lunaticake.com does not link to malware or virus. The focus of this program is to issue ads and promote products online. Most of all, it aspires to generate profit thought its own advertising scheme.
If you came across this adware, follow our quick guide below to get rid of Search.lunaticake.com and other malicious software.
Procedures to Remove Search.lunaticake.com
Removal steps on this page will help you get rid of the threat effectively using tools and virus scanners. Please make sure that you will carry out the guide in exact order.
Remove Search.lunaticake.com from Safari browser
1. Open Safari browser.
2. Go to Safari menu.
3. Choose "Preferences".
4. This will open the Safari settings dialog box.
5. Please select "Extensions" tab to see list of installed extensions.
6. Select Search.lunaticake.com from the list. If not found, it may be hiding under a different name. Look for unknown or suspicious item.
7. Turn off the extension by removing the Check Mark on the box beside "Enable Search.lunaticake.com extension". You can also Uninstall the extension if you need to permanently remove it from the computer.
8. Please close Safari browser at the moment and proceed to the next procedure.
Manually delete all files dropped by the adware
1. Navigate the Apple Menu bar and click on "Go". Then, select "Go to Folder".
2. Copy and paste, or type the following line in the field and press Enter on your keyboard:
3. LaunchAgents folder should open at this point. Look for items with the following file name:
- .com. Search.lunaticake.com.agent.plist
4. Move each file to the Trash. This action may require administrator privilege. If you are not logged in as administrator, you need to provide required password.
5. Go to a different folder again using procedure from Step 1 and copy and paste or type the following line:
6. Do the same process as in Step 3 and move each file to the Trash.
7. Next, we need to look at Application Support folder. Using the same method as above. Go to this location:
8. Find the same files as in Step 3 and drag them to the Trash.
9. Go back to Apple Menu and then select Applications from the drop-down list.
10. Delete the following folders just in case they do exist.
Note: Malware may use alternative names instead of Search.lunaticake.com to mislead security programs as well as users. If in case the above list is not present, please look for unfamiliar or suspicious items containing the same extension as update.plist, ltvbit.plist, and download.plist.
Scan with MBAM to easily get rid of Search.lunaticake.com
1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac from the link below.
2. Drag the downloaded file MBAM-Mac-[version].dmg to Applications folder.
3. Under Applications folder, right-click on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and select "Open" from the given choices.
4. After opening the tool, click on the "Scan" button to start checking the computer for presence of Search.lunaticake.com and other malware.
5. When scanning is done, the tool will display all identified threats. Be sure to select malicious items.
6. Click on "Remove Selected Items" to delete the threats.
We hope that the procedures and removal tool on this page was able to help you in removing Search.lunaticake.com. Your computer should now be malware free.