Adware.Linkury

Short bio

Adware.Linkury is the generic detection for a family of browser hijackers. This adware is often installed by bundlers on Windows systems.

An example of this is the SafeFinder widget.

Symptoms

Adware.Linkury focuses on search hijacks, so users may notice altered or fabricated search results on affected systems.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Linkury by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Linkury

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Linkury without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

We recommend users who have had their browsers hijacked to have a look at our browser restore page.

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