Remove LinkSicle
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LinkSicle | Type: Adware

LinkSicle is another program, which deserves including to 2spyware's database. That's because this browser add-on can easily infiltrate your computer without any permission asked. After that, it immediately alters several system's settings and starts its annoying activity on all web browsers that are installed on computer. Remember, no matter that it seems harmless and even useful (it promises to make one's Internet searching and text translation tasks faster and easier), LinkSicle may start showing continuous pop-up notifications and alter search results. Besides, it may collect your search terms and other personal information without a clear permission asked. Please, be very careful if you see commercial notifications from LinkSicle. This means that your computer is infected with this adware that has to be eliminated without any delay.

HOW CAN LinkSicle INFILTRATE MY COMPUTER?

In most of occasions, LinkSicle shows up on computer out of nowhere. That's because it relies on a specific distribution method, which is called 'bundling'. If you want to avoid its infiltration, be very careful with such free programs and their installation. You should always choose 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation method when downloading them on your computer and uncheck those checkboxes that agree with additional downloads like this one. Otherwise, you may download LinkSicle or other freeware without even knowing about that. As soon as it gets inside the system, this browser add-on installs on every Internet browser, which can be found on the system. In order to remove it, follow this guide:

HOW TO REMOVE LINKSICLE?

LinkSicle is not a virus or malware. However, it should be eliminated if you want to get rid of its ads. For that, you should follow these steps:

Automatic LinkSicle Removal Guide

You can remove LinkSicle 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.

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Manual LinkSicle Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall LinkSicle and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for LinkSicle or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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 LinkSicle or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2: Remove LinkSicle from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
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
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for LinkSicle and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking 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 your preferred domain name. 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 LinkSicle removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select LinkSicle and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose 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 LinkSicle removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select LinkSicle and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
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.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete LinkSicle removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for LinkSicle or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, 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 LinkSicle removal process.

What is adware?

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 LinkSicle:

•  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

Geolocation of LinkSicle

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

QR code for LinkSicle removal instructions

LinkSicle 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 LinkSicle 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 LinkSicle right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-28 05:41
Information updated: 2014-08-28 05:41

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Users comments about LinkSicle:

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Ethan
do it in order and it works
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Argh
THIS DOES NOT HELP AT ALL-NOT ANY OF THE INFO
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Bethany
Thank you so much. Id deleted all the extensions in all my browsers but Linksicle still kept popping up. This article helped me get rid of it for good. So for that I thank you greatly!
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Josh
Thank you! I was going nuts trying to fix my computer
and I was about to take it to a computer fix it guy.
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LinksicleIsHorrible
I personally received Linksicle adware from installing Unlocker; be wary of both Unlocker and the plague upon humanity that is Linksickles creators.
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