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The curious case of ShareByLink software: is it safe to use it?

Need to share a file with your friend quickly? Then better stay away from ShareByLink virus, which pretends to be a useful software. This program claims to be a tool that creates a sharing link to any file to stream the file to anyone you want. Although it seems that it is a beneficial feature that helps to transfer large files quickly, we want to warn you that ShareByLink adware[1] has a dark side, too. It appears that it is an ad-supported[2] program, which employs tracking cookies[3] to find out what your browsing habits are and then pushes tons of promotional content using your Internet browser. Infected browsers will display more banners[4], pop-up and pop-under ads, in-text links, and such ads will definitely annoy you. Besides, this adware program will slow your computer down as it needs to use computer’s power and network connection to reach its ad networks and load advertisements from there.  Picture showing an example of an ad by ShareByLink adware

Questions about ShareByLink ads

If you started wondering what is wrong with these ads that are selected especially for you, you should know that they can redirect you to potentially dangerous sites available online. We recommend you not to trust them because you might be taken to deceptive or untrustworthy Internet pages that might be promoting spyware or malware. Redirects to third-party websites generate pay-per-click[5] revenue for authors of this software, and that is why it is free to use. However, you should think twice before using it. There are a lot of useful free programs online that do not serve annoying advertisements multiple times a day, so you can remove ShareByLink adware without pity. You can use ReimageIntego for that or simply carry out instructions provided at the end of this post.

How to avoid installing potentially unwanted programs?

Potentially unwanted programs are not malicious, but they are definitely annoying. The majority of them, just like ShareByLink, are distributed using software bundling method, which allows to pack a bunch of programs into one pack and hide the presence of less-known ones. To reveal what kind of programs are bundled with your chosen software, open Custom or Advanced settings during its installation. These settings need to be configured carefully, so make sure you read all information written in fine print and then deselect suspicious-looking additions such as browser toolbars, apps, or never-heard-of search tools. Once you do that, you can proceed with the installation without worries.

Uninstall ShareByLink software completely

Cannot remove ShareByLink virus by yourself? Then trust our experts and rely on instructions that they have prepared for you. You can find a detailed ShareByLink removal tutorial down below. We hope that these guidelines will help you and you will be able to delete this adware program from the system completely, however, we still want to recommend trustworthy anti-malware tools that can thoroughly scan your PC system and ensure that there are no suspicious elements left. You can scan the computer system for free – so why not to check if the system is secure or not?

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove ShareByLink ads, follow these steps:

Erase ShareByLink from Windows systems

Adware programs often seem dangerous, and even if they are, they can be easily removed – this is the main difference and also one of the reasons why they don’t belong to malware category. The tutorial provided below explains how to uninstall ShareByLink adware manually. Make sure you read the information provided below carefully and do not skip any steps if you want to succeed!

To remove ShareByLink ads from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to ShareByLink ads (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall ShareByLink from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove ShareByLink ads from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for ShareByLink ads-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove ShareByLink ads, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to ShareByLink ads and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the ShareByLink ads-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of ShareByLink from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for ShareByLink ads and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete ShareByLink ads removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove ShareByLink ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the ShareByLink ads-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete ShareByLink from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to ShareByLink ads and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case ShareByLink ads did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete ShareByLink ads removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate ShareByLink from Google Chrome

Uninstall all suspicious browser extensions that you can find in Chrome browser. Do the same thing with every affected web browser as well.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to ShareByLink ads by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the ShareByLink ads-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete ShareByLink ads removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase ShareByLink from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to ShareByLink ads and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

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There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

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  1. Kayla says:
    January 12th, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Hi, big thanks for helping me out! I didnt know how to remove this software from my PC!!!

  2. Brigitta says:
    January 12th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    ShareByLink is not a good program at all. dont install it!

  3. Vendetta says:
    January 12th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I didnt find it useful, too.

  4. Zared says:
    January 12th, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I cant believe its on my computer. I have obtained Reimage and it deleted this for me. Good one 🙂 I definitely can recommend it to my friends now 🙂

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