Title: LinkedIn virus
Type: Malware

Remove LinkedIn virus
Removal instructions

Severity scale:LinkedIn virus severity is 95  (95 / 100)

LinkedIn virus is a dangerous infection, which is actively spreading around. It is distributed in a form of confirmation e-mail, which is filled with LinkedIn's logo and similar tricky details. However, the message is far from what you may think it is. If you fall for clicking on the link, which is also incorporated and should lead you to the LinkedIn Message View page, your PC can get infected with the virus. To be more precise, you will be redirected to a web site that infects computers with trojan horse capable to initiate serious problems on the system. Be aware that 'Unsubscribe' link and 'Learn why we included this' link does the same! If you fall for this scam, run a full system scan with updated antispyware right away.


LinkedIn virus is distributed via forged emails. Sometimes they look like invitations to join LinkedIn, sometimes they ask why haven't you connected LinkedIn for 5 days or warn about the pending messages. If you want to avoid getting infected with the trojan horse, you should ignore these notifications that notify that the sender is [email protected] Of course, there are more fake email addresses that have been created by cyber criminals to spread their virus. Please, ignore these emails and notify your friends. If you want to know whether a questionable email is malicious, you need to hover the mouse (without clicking anything!) over the links that are included and check the bottom border to see the URL of the website. Be sure that it's from the company, which sends you an email. 

HOW TO REMOVE LinkedIn virus?

If you have been tricked to click on malicious link, and have installed LinkedIn virus on your computer, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware as soon as possible. Try these variants: STOPzilla, SpyHunter. Additionally, change your LinkedIn's password and do the same if you use it for other social networks and communities.

Automatic LinkedIn virus removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall LinkedIn virus. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove LinkedIn virus using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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LinkedIn virus snapshot:

Geolocation of LinkedIn virus:

This map reveals the prevalence of LinkedIn virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for LinkedIn virus removal instructions:

LinkedIn virus qrcode
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 LinkedIn virus 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 LinkedIn virus right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-04-18 05:10:01
Information updated: 2013-04-18 05:10:01

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