Infolinks is an online advertising network, which offers various products in a form of underlined ads. This plugin looks really similarly to Text Enhance, which, according to reports, leaves its links and pop-up advertisements on websites without any permission of their owners asked. Infolinks doesn't do that and shows its ads only with the knowledge of the website owner. However, just like any other online advertisement provider, Adsense or banner ads, it does that for sending existing traffic to a particular website and converting it into revenue. This process is usually called 'website monetization'. Infolinks is not installed on the PC, it's just placed in the website, so there is no point of looking for virus if you see its ads when browsing. However, there are many users who don't want to see these ads and what to remove Infolinks If you are one of them, continue reading..
As we have said, InfoLinks doesn't infect computers. It starts showing its underlined words only when it gets the permission of the website owner. Of course, who wouldn't like to earn some money by doing almost nothing? Once it is allowed, Infolinks starts turning keywords into ads that show up when website's visitor hovers over the link. If he clicks on the ad, website's owner earns revenue. However, if you pay attention to various discussions on the Internet, you will see that there many people who want to get rid of Infolinks and can't find a way how to opt out this plugin. In order to do that, follow a guide given below:
To remove Infolinks, move your mouse over one of its ads and look for a question mark. Click that question mark and you should be redirected to a website, which offers you to click a link to opt-out of Infolinks ads. Note that you have to continue this for each site because there is no link available to get rid of Infolinks from all sites at once.
Besides, if the first method fails to work for you, or you simply want an easier way to remove Infolinks, you should install an Ad blocker, such as AdBlock Plus (just google the name) or similar, and it will help you to get rid of Infolinks from all sites. We also recommend following the guide that is given below:
You can remove Infolinks automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Infolinks and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Infolinks or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Infolinks from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Infolinks:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Infolinks are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Infolinks right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-13 09:24
Information updated: 2014-08-13 09:24