Remove Light Manager – Malware Removal

By | Posted on June 21, 2016 |

Another addition to the list of ad-supported program is Light Manager. It is promoted as a tool to personalize your screen light. Several modes and configuration are just some features of this program. It appears as useful tool but somehow, it is bothering due to Light Manager pop-up ads. Most ads by this program are meant to target your area of interest. Common adware such as this is equipped with code that monitors your browsing activities. It logs visited sites, search queries, and other data related to online shopping.

To be more efficient in delivering ads, Light Manager will produce materials in various sizes and types. It will display pop-up ads, contextual, and redirects. We see nothing wrong with exhibiting advertisements; it is part of the Internet. However, if not moderately presented, it could be very annoying to web users. In addition, ads provided by unknown network can be harmful on the computer. In the case of Light Manager, ads originating from it are considered dubious.

Potentially unwanted program (PUP) is one threat that many find so difficult to remove. There are various codes hidden on the computer. Might as well, there will be unfamiliar changes on the browser. Simple virus scan can temporarily get rid of Light Manager, but it may come back and reinstall itself. Thus, you must completely delete all malicious entities including hidden ones.

Bear in mind that bundling adware to freeware is a widespread scheme to gain access on the target computer. Thus, installing free software might give way for the entry of Light Manager. Be careful when downloading and installing freeware, shareware, and third-party applications especially if it comes from unlikely sources.


Always mind your safety when surfing the web to prevent adware like Light Manager. Download programs only from valid sources and official web sites. It is also important to have security software that is capable of blocking malicious file download and suspicious internet traffic.

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How to Remove Light Manager

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall Light Manager

The main cause of pop-up ads and coupons could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

Uninstall Light Manager

3. Look for and remove Light Manager entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Light Manager. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted Light Manager from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of Light Manager on the affected browser.

Step 4: Reset Internet Browser to completely remove Light Manager

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with Light Manager. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from Light Manager. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.

2. Click on the Menu (three-bar icon) located on the upper right side corner of the browser.

3. From the pull-down menu, click on Settings.


4. Once your are on chrome://settings/ tab, click on ‘Show advanced settings…‘ at the bottom of the window.

5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on Reset browser settings button.

6. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed Light Manager extension.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to Light Manager.. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Reset Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Reset Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. Light Manager should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by Light Manager and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please see add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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