Linkury SmartBar is not a virus or malware. However, it can be called a potentially unwanted program (PUP), because it tends to enter computers without clear user's permission asked. Yes, it warns its users that they will download Linkury Smartbar together with the software they need to install. However, it does that only by using small letters on the install wizard. So, if you didn't noticed this warning and didn't unchecked Linkury SmartBar's entry during the installation process of the freeware, you can surprisingly find it on each of your browsers. Besides, you may notice that after installing this program on your machine, you started seeing commercial pop-up notifications and underlined words. This is done for the only thing - collecting revenue from advertising. If you are bored by Linkury SmartBar's alerts, remember that you can get of them by removing this program from the system.
HOW CAN I GET Linkury SmartBar on my PC?
Linkury SmartBar can be easily installed on computer from such sites as cnet, linkury.org and similar. However, just like we mentioned previously, it can also come on its target PC bundled with other programs. This distribution method is very popular among such programs as toolbars, search engines and similar application. Once Linkury SmartBar gets inside, it automatically installs its add-on to Google Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and starts offering its services. According to users, this program returns quite trustworthy search results, but it may slow down your browser a little bit and show commercial pop-up notifications. Besides, just like its Terms of Service notifies, it may also collect information about your browsing habits. If you want to avoid that, you should remove Linkury SmartBar from the system. Of course, if you like to use it, that's OK, you can leave it on your PC.
HOW TO REMOVE Linkury SmartBar?
When trying to remove Linkury SmartBar from the PC, you should firstly remove it from Add/remove Programs list (or Programs and Features if you have Windows Vista/7 running on your machine). Just follow these steps for that:
- Click Start.-> Control Panel.
- Double-click 'Add or Remove Programs'.
- In the 'Currently Installed Programs' box click 'Linkury Smartbar'
- Click 'Change or Change/Remove'.
Additionally, uninstall Linkury Smartbar's add-on from browsers:
Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall Linkury SmartBar and other entries that may be unknown for you.
Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find Linkury SmartBar and other unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
Click the Chrome menu button, select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions', find Linkury SmartBar and other unknown extensions and remove them by clicking Recycle bin.
Finally, scan your computer with reputable anti-spyware, such as STOPzilla or SpyHunter.
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