LotteryStream Toolbar is created by Mindspark Interactive LTD. It hijacks your browser and sets your homepage to a specified homepage, in this case ask.com. It will integrate with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox. It’s known as a Potentially Unwanted Program and often bundled with free software during it’s installation. Toolbars are used to drive traffic to Search Engines full of advertisements or to drive traffic to a homepage of it’s developers.
How to prevent LotteryStream Toolbar ?
It is advised to always read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer (We know, the EULA’s are often long..guess why..). Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process. Also remember to check pre populated checkboxes during the installation, preview them before clicking to the next window of the installer.
Prevent installers as “Fusion Install”, “Bundlore Limited”, “InstallX LLC”, “WARP Install”, “Digital Pine”, “Firseria”, “Payments Interactive SL”, “Tuguu SL”. These predefined installation software often contain additional software we classify as adware or potentially unwanted. All tricks to make sure their software is installed is called Dark patterns, this are user interfaces designed to trick the user and are used more and more these days to make software valuable for its developer(s).
While these tricks might seem obvious to the most, many new or inexperienced users fall victim to these tricks and end up installing unwanted software. Did you, keep our tips in mind for the next time or download this great free software called unchecky which does the work for you.