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Friday, December 5, 2014

How to Remove LusyPOS Malware - Get Rid of LusyPOS Advertisements

Description of LusyPOS

LusyPOS Ads  is a new strain of point-of-sale malware which has appeared on underground black markets. It is designed to steal credit- and debit-card information from shoppers as cards are swiped at point-of-sale (PoS) checkout counters. It is a kind of PoS malware which was used to attack Target retail stores. The way LusyPOS incorporates information about the C&C servers and the list of processes the malware is set to check for financial information. Once this LusyPOS infiltrate into the computer, it will uses registry keys to attain persistence on the machine. LusyPOS aims to attack the point-of-sale machines in retail locations. It is capable to steal and collect the payment-card data and then transmitted to a remote server, where the attackers operating the malware can access and use it.

LusyPOS is capable to change the browser setting as well as the browser setting. LusyPOS can generate the popup advertisements, banner advertisements, in-text advertisements, video advertisements on your browser. Advertisements for LusyPOS can appeare on "carder" websites where stolen payment-card data is bought and sold. It is capable to collect your personal information especially financial data and then send to the hackers. It is suggested to remove LusyPOS from your computer as soon as possible. And it is highly recommended to keep a powerful anti-virus like Spyhunter on the computer to remove and block viruses.

Solutions to remove LusyPOS 

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove LusyPOS:

1. Remove LusyPOS manually.
2. Remove LusyPOS by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of LusyPOS

Method 1: LusyPOS Manual Deletion

Step 1: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 2: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 3: Open Control Panel in Start menu and search for Folder Options. When you’re in Folder Options window, please click on its View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then press OK.

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of LusyPOS and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal LusyPOS refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you optimize the computer.

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