By LoneStar in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 10,727
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 98
First Seen: January 21, 2014
Last Seen: August 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

LuckShops is an irritating Potentially Unwanted Program, that is used to generate advertising revenue to its creators. If LuckShops is installed on your Web browser, you should remove LuckShops at once. Although LuckShops may deliver a few useful services, these are rarely worth the trouble of having to deal with its many irritating symptoms and the bad use LuckShops may make of the information LuckShops may collect. It is important to understand that LuckShops is not designed to help you or deliver a useful service. LuckShops' primary objective is to generate revenue at your expense. LuckShops carries out this objective in a variety of ways, most of which may cause several problems on your computer. Further down you will find how marketers may use LuckShops to profit at your expense:

  • LuckShops may be used to generate revenue directly from advertising. LuckShops displays large, intrusive advertisements on affected Web browsers. LuckShops advertisements may interrupt your online activity and put a stop on your visits to the websites you want. Most importantly, LuckShops advertisements may be associated with other scams or expose your computer to other PUPs or more unsafe content. For example, LuckShops has been linked to advertisements that may try to convince you to download fake software upgrades or fill out suspicious surveys, both of which may result in PUP infections and breaches to your privacy.
  • LuckShops may also generate revenue by promoting certain sponsored websites. LuckShops causes browser redirects, which leads the affected Web browser to websites associated with LuckShops or display these websites in pop-up windows or new browser tabs. LuckShops redirects generate revenue by forcing computer users to visit certain websites, raising these websites' traffic artificially. LuckShops redirects may also affect these websites' page ranking and raise the views on advertisements displayed on these sponsored URLs.
  • One particularly threatening way in which LuckShops may generate revenue is by using spyware techniques to spy on your online activity. LuckShops may gather data about your Web browser's settings and your browsing habits. This information may be sold to a third party and used for market research or to deliver more advertisements to the affected Web browser.


LuckShops may call the following URLs:


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