Linkbucks.com is a social advertising network, which let’s webmasters earn money from commercial pop-up ads and notifications. It was founded in 2005 and it is a legitimate social advertising network. However, no matter that there’s nothing wrong with the page itself, its advertisers have sometimes been misusing their tools. First of all, they have been spreading their web browser plugins (that are used to display ads within web browsers) with a help of unfair techniques. In most of the cases, they have been relying on freeware and shareware, so they have tricked hundreds of PC users worldwide. Secondly, they have been displaying LinkBucks links whereever and whenever they want and have clearly earned lots of money from that. If you noticed these ads and similar problems, you should follow a guide at the end of this post and remove this hijacker.
Such infections like browser hijackers are typically spread with a help of freeware and shareware. As a rule, such programs are filled with various free additions because their creators seek to earn some easy money. In order to prevent infiltration of Linkbucks.com plugin or similar threats, you should always choose Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. If it gets inside the system, Linkbucks.com hiajcks web browsers and starts continuous redirections on all web browsers. In fact, Linkbucks redirects could not be the only thing that are initiated by this virus. It may also try to trick you into altering your default search engine or homepage, display commercial pop-up ads or make you install other potentially unwanted programs on the system.
The parasite behind linkbucks.com redirection might be different in several cases, so we would recommend using a reputable and legitimate anti-spyware or following these instructions:
You can remove Linkbucks.com 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 Linkbucks.com 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 Linkbucks.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Linkbucks.com from Windows shortcuts
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
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Information added: 10/21/14 01:19;
information updated: 10/21/14 01:19