Title: Linkury SmartBar
Type: Adware

Remove Linkury SmartBar
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Linkury SmartBar severity is 5  (5 / 100)
 

Linkury SmartBar is not a virus or malware that could pose harm for computers or their owners. However, its name has already got a negative label in various security forums. The most important reason why people are calling this toolbar 'virus' is because it had been involved to the distribution of spyware. However, today we can assure you that Linkury SmartBar is safe and harmless. The only its downsides are its distribution method and annoying activity, which relies on commercial pop-up notifications. In order to avoid Linkury SmartBar's installation and appearance on each of your browsers, you should pay more attention to freeware's installation. However, you can get rid of its commercial pop-up ads only by removing Linkury SmartBar from the system. 

How can Linkury SmartBar appear on my PC?

Linkury SmartBar can be easily installed on computer from such sites as cnet, linkury.org and similar. These sites are harmless, so you can trust them without any hesitations. However, this toolbar can also come on your PC bundled with other programs. This distribution method is very popular among such programs as toolbars, search engines and similar applications. It's not malicious but it can definitely be called unfair. In order to prevent Linkury SmartBar infiltration, you should choose only Custom or Advanced installation method when downloading freeware from the web. If it 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 trustworthy search results. However, it may bother you because of its commercial pop-up notifications. If you decided that you don't want to see them anymore, you will need to remove Linkury SmartBar from the system. 

HOW TO REMOVE Linkury SmartBar?

Linkury SmartBar is not malicious and, if you like to use it, that's OK, you can leave it on your PC. However, if you decided to get rid of this toolbar, you can do that with a help of these steps:

Automatic Linkury SmartBar Removal Guide

You can remove Linkury SmartBar 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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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Linkury SmartBar. 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.

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Manual Linkury SmartBar Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Linkury SmartBar and related programs

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

Step 2: Remove Linkury SmartBar from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
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 Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar removal.

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 Linkury SmartBar:

•  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 Linkury SmartBar:

This map reveals the prevalence of Linkury SmartBar. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Germany and Brazil.

QR code for Linkury SmartBar removal instructions:

Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar right in your pocket.

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

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Information added: 2014-08-19 07:09:05
Information updated: 2014-08-19 07:09:05

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