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Infolinks. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Also known as Infolinks ads, ads by Infolinks | Type: Adware
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What is Infolinks?

Infolinks is an online advertising network, which offers various products in a form of underlined ads, banner ads and other forms of ads. This plugin looks really similarly to Text Enhance, Bonanza Deals and other adware-type applications that, according to hundreds of different reports, may infiltrate computers without an appropriate permission asked and then may start showing links and pop-up advertisements on each of web browsers. If you have been followed by Infolinks ads for a while, it might be that this or related program has infiltrated your computer without your permission asked. While we can't say that this program is spread just like viruses are, it has been relying on quite suspicious distribution method, which is called bundling. In addition, just like any other advertisement provider, Adsense or other, it may easily hijack each of your web browsers and then may start showing different kinds of ads. This is done for the only thing - sending visitors' traffic to particular websites and converting that into revenue. This process is usually called 'website monetization'. If you want to avoid Infolinks ads, you should check your computer with the reputable anti-spyware and remove related browser add-ons, plugins, extensions and toolbars. For that we highly recommend using SpyHunter.

How can INFOLINKS hijack my computer?

As we have said, InfoLinks doesn't infect computers. It starts showing its underlined words only when a browser add-on, which is related to it, infiltrates the system. In most of the cases, it is done without the permission of PC's owner by adding this 'optional component' to various freeware and shareware. Developers of such programs are involved to the distribution of adwares in exchange for money. Of course, who wouldn't like to earn some money by doing almost nothing? Fortunately, you can avoid Infolinks virus. For that you need to start monitoring installation of the freeware and select only Custom or Advanced installation option. Once you do that, make sure you uncheck all checkboxes that agree with the installation of suspicious browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. If this program enters PC, Infolinks starts turning keywords into ads that may start showing up as soon as you hover the mouse over the link. If the ad is clicked, website's owner earns revenue. If you would pay attention to various discussions on the Internet, you would see that there are many people who want to get rid of Infolinks. If you are one of them, 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.

If the first method fails to work for you, you should follow the guide that is given below:

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Manual Infolinks Removal Guide

Quick menu:

Step 1: Uninstall Infolinks and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Infolinks from Windows 7 / Vista / XP systems

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).

Remove Infolinks from Windows 10 / Windows 8 systems

  • If you are Windows 10 / 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.
Uninstall Infolinks and related programs
  • Here, look for Infolinks or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

Remove Infolinks from Mac OS X system

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Cick 'Go' 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.

Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Step 2: Uninstall Infolinks from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Infolinks from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons.
Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Infolinks and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable' Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Infolinks removal.
Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Infolinks from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  • Here, select Infolinks and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Infolinks removal.
Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Infolinks from Google Chrome

Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  • Here, select Infolinks and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Infolinks removal.
Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3

Remove Infolinks from Safari

Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Infolinks or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Infolinks removal process.
Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Step 3: Complete Infolinks removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Infolinks registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

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Geolocation of Infolinks

Map reveals the prevalence of Infolinks. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Philippines and Spain.

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Comments on Infolinks

I agree with Keir, they are also on my website which is a private forum, I would never have requested them. I cant figure out how it got on my computer as there are no recently added programs.
Hi Prasad. Are you using RSS Dog for your news feeds or something similar?
Still looking, sorry. Tried a few antivirus and an anti malware. They found some but not the culprit. I am waiting on a reply from infolinks themselves and when I get a result Ill post it on here.
Hi Keir, how did u remove infolinks from ur tablet? Im facing same problem.
You are wrong, Infolinks are not always placed on sites with owners permission. I have found them on my own site tonight and i would never sign up to something like this as it would affect my users experience (especially as my site is a encyclopedia with many internal links). when i looked on my index page to check all was well, using my tablet, i found that these links (by infolinks) weaved into my text. However these links are not visible when i use my PC or Laptop leading me to the conclusion that it is solely adware on my tablet.
Thanks Ugnius; that was so easy!

God bless you and keep up the good work

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