September 1, 2014

Remove Linkbucks.com virus. How to prevent redirect

Link bucks virus is an annoying browser hijacker that can alter default settings of Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet explorer. it silently proceeds towards hijacking your system and once done, it will cause your Google search results to redirect to www.Linkbucks.com. Also that malicious website appears as your homepage and also when you try to access a social network. the Linkbucks.com website offers its user to make money from Internet, infact it is a tricky network that makes profit from users. As soon you start seeing Linkbucks popup ads appearing on your screen, immediately take step to uninstall Linkbucks.com malware from your computer before it steals your personal information and destroys your PC.

Common Symptoms of Linkbucks.com infection:

→ This kind of malwares usually change your Homepage, Search provider, Desktop Background.
→ They can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements.
→ Computer performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over.
→ Strange websites are automatically opened on the computer after a frequent interval.
→ Disabled Folder options, Task manager, Registry editing tools.
→ Advertisements from stranger companies start to appear out of nowhere.
→ Unexpected browser behaviors such as URL/link redirects.
→ Unwanted and unknown Plugin/extension or add-ons attached with browser.
→ Useless shortcuts on desktop or creepy websites added to favorites/bookmarks without your knowledge.


How to uninstall Linkbucks.com

Remove toolbars, plugins, extensions, add-ons
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users:
Go to TOOLS and then click MANAGE ADD-ON, From there, select Extensions, Toolbars and remove the Linkbucks.com if found. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Google Chrome Users:
Click SETTINGS icon and select SETTINGS, then open Extensions, toolbar, search provider options, remove the Linkbucks.com if listed there. Make sure Google is set as default search Provider.

Uninstall from Control Panel
Open CONTROL PANEL, then ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or “Programs and Features”, now lookup for Linkbucks.com and uninstall if it is listed.

How to delete Linkbucks.com manually:
If the malware did not go away after uninstall procedure, try these steps. Please note, the manual removal method is a bit complex and it can go wrong if you perform its tasks incorrectly. It is advised to run an automatic virus removal software for safe and easy solutions. However, if you are good with Manual removal, do the steps below.

Possibly corrupt registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 1

Delete files:
Open then following folders or search for Linkbucks.com in My Computer and delete if found files associated with this bug.

C:\program files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\


Linkbucks.com virus removal tool


It is always good and safe to use an automatic software to detect and eliminate viruses and malwares. The programs below are best for removing malwares.

1: Malware Bytes (Mbam)

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