www5.mylot.com pop-up windows will repeatedly and randomly redirect your browser to the huge variety of other websites. Some of them may be quite acceptable, whereas the large portion of these domains will be extremely dangerous. www5.mylot.com domain is therefore used as an intermediary between your browser and plenty of other third-party resources to which you may be forwarded. However, occurrence of these pop-ups and subsequent redirections doesn’t take place by itself, without any reason. Most likely your computer is infected with adware or PUP (potentially unwanted program) that currently spews out such pop-ups on a permanent basis.
www5.mylot.com takes place in different popular browsers, we can’t claim that Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera are safe. Usually, you see such pop-ups when you open new or blank tabs. There is an upsetting tendency: the number of alerts will grow more and more until browsing sessions become impossible. This will lead to negative consequences concerning the performance of your computer. The main target is your as it gives its energy for malware needs. With other items of your PC malicious software can behave unexpectedly. You have no confidence who can see porn banners next, maybe a member of your family!
Intrusion of adware producing www5.mylot.com pop-up alerts is the result of users downloading and installing certain free software that goes bundled with various samples of potentially unwanted applications. In order to avoid all these third-party software installations it is mandatory that you always pay close attention to the documentation provided by the installers of any free software you deal with. Even you plan to install some program from CNET make sure you carefully read its EULAs (End User License Agreements). The chances are that there will be certain additional software offered for you to be installed in addition to the main application of your selection. On the other hand, the reason why www5.mylot.com pop-ups and their associated adware got injected into the system is because of poor level of security rendered by your current anti-malware or anti-virus software. It is sad to admit that due to outdated databases many reputable security programs today simply fail to perform their required functions of defending your system. Thus, they tend to permit various unwanted applications to be easily installed during freeware installation process.
www5.mylot.com removal is an essential thing to do, waiting too much can have upsetting result. Remove the threat with GridinSoft Anti-Malware without delay. Scan the system with our utility and it will show some other malicious software. Do the check regularly and you will have no problem with your system anymore. Instruction below will teach you how to do everything quick and pleasant.
www5.mylot.com removal guide
STEP 1. Remove www5.mylot.com virus from the browser
First of all, www5.mylot.com is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:
- Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
- Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
- Select the browser, which is infected by www5.mylot.com, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
- When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and www5.mylot.com has been removed from your browser:
Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:
BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that www5.mylot.com hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.
STEP 2. Remove www5.mylot.com traces from the system
- Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
- Scan your computer system:
- After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
- Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed www5.mylot.com!
Video guide on how to remove www5.mylot.com from the system:
STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with www5.mylot.com in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.