Remove Linkury SmartBar
Removal instructions

Severity scale:  
Linkury SmartBar is also known as Linkury virus, Linkury SmartBar h | Type: Adware

What is Linkury SmartBar?

Linkury SmartBar is not a virus or malware that could pose harm to computers or the data of 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 that it is spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware, and sometimes it seems that it appeared on the system using the same way as viruses do. However, today we can assure you that Linkury SmartBar is safe and harmless. Its downsides are its distribution method and annoying activity, which relies on commercial pop-up notifications, redirects to affiliate websites, slowdowns and similar activity. We don't recommend ignoring that because you may be tricked into visiting a really suspicious website, which is used for spreading adwares, browser hijackers and other PUPs. In addition, just like other adwares, this program may start tracking you and your activity on the Internet. It may collect your search terms, mostly visited websites, data that you enter on each of these websites and similar things. While such information is not considered 'personally identifiable' you should be very careful with that. In order to avoid Linkury SmartBar and its pop-up ads, redirects, tracking and similar activities, you should pay more attention to freeware's installation. However, you can get rid of its commercial pop-up ads only by removing this application from the system. If it has already showed up on your computer, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter and remove Linkury SmartBar virus with just a one click.

How can Linkury SmartBar hijack my computer?

Linkury SmartBar can be easily installed on computer from such sites as cnet, 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. For that you can either select Manual removal step or automatic removal method. This method is easier and faster, so you we recommend you to select this Linkury SmartBar removal option.

HOW TO REMOVE Linkury SmartBar virus?

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.

It might be that we are affiliated with any of our recommended products. Full disclosure can be found in our Agreement of Use.
By downloading any of provided Anti-spyware software to remove Linkury SmartBar you agree with our Privacy Policy and Agreement of Use.
Do it now!
remover for Linkury SmartBar Happiness
Compatible with Microsoft
SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Linkury SmartBar. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.
more than 40.000.000 downloads!
What to do if you failed to remove the infection?
If you failed to remove Linkury SmartBar using SpyHunter, read here how to submit a support ticket or submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.

Alternate Software

We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing Linkury SmartBar (2013-03-08 06:42:59)
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
We are testing Malwarebytes Anti Malware's efficiency at removing Linkury SmartBar (2013-03-08 06:42:59)
XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
We are testing XoftSpySE Anti Spyware's efficiency at removing Linkury SmartBar (2013-03-08 06:42:59)
Defender Pro Ultimate
We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing Linkury SmartBar (2013-03-08 06:42:59)
Virus Removal Phone Support
Help Line to remove Linkury SmartBar

Linkury SmartBar screenshot

Linkury SmartBar snapshot

Linkury SmartBar Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall Linkury SmartBar and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 8
  • 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.
Uninstall Linkury SmartBar and related programs
  • Here, look for Linkury SmartBar or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

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

Step 2

Remove Linkury SmartBar 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 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 Safari
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 Safari
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.
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 Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar removal process.

Geolocation of Linkury SmartBar

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

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 02/25/15 07:49; information updated: 02/25/15 07:49

Additional resources

Attention: If you know know a reputable website reated to security threats, please add a link here: add url

Comments on Linkury SmartBar

My laptop suddenly became unusable early Jan 2015, so much so I had to shut down manually as everything disappeared from my screen. I reopened it in safe mode with networking and used my free Emsisoft removal tool on full scan which quarantined 147 files - all linkury! Laptop has been running fine ever since.

Post a comment

Attention: Use this form only if you have additional information about Linkury SmartBar parasite, its removal instructions, additional resources or behavior. By clicking "post comment" button you agree not to post any copyrighted, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

Home page Name


(All fields are required)
Like us on Facebook
Recent Malware
Read on mobile
Press Mentions
I failed to remove Linkury SmartBar using SpyHunter.


add text box
rss feed
help other
Spreading the knowledge: It is very hard to fight against computer parasites on the Internet alone. If you have a website, we would be more than happy if you would like to cooperate and help us spread the information about latest threats. Remember, knowledge is the most powerful weapon. Help your visitors protect their computers!