How to remove (uninstall) Linknotification.com

Have you noticed irritating pop-ups on your favorite websites that are created by the Linknotification.com search? Have you seen the name Linknotification.com somewhere else in the system? If anything like that happened lately – the PC is infected with an advertising program, and this article was written to assist you in deleting it.

Linknotification.com

What is Linknotification.com

As soon as the penetration takes place, Linknotification.com begins to alter the properties of your browser. It’s everything that it can do, as the essential part of this adware is the fake search engine to which you get redirected. So, the virus alters the pre-set homepage, as well as the pre-set search engine and places the scammer’s webpage in their place. Now, instead of searching via the reputable Google, Bing, Yahoo or whatever search provider you're used to – you’ll browse the Net via the crippled Linknotification.com website that displays advertising banners pop-up windows wrong results and other stuff like that. One more Linknotification.com's feature is to spoil the settings of browser icons in a way that in case you restore the default controls, you'll see the scammers’ search engine as a first tab.

If you've already tried to delete the virus, you could realize that it restores, no matter the number of times you removed it. It happens because of the adware’s defensive systems, and we'll define their essence:

  • A scheduled task is the simplest manner to launch the reinstallation of Linknotification.com after its elimination. Such tasks aren’t often used by common computer owners, so the virus simply sets a task to see if it’s installed, and if it’s not – to get and set it again. The task checks the virus' presence every time you turn on the device, and that’s why Linknotification.com keeps recovering.
  • Another method has the similar goal, but it utilizes the system registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Hackers add a specific entry to system's registry and you have to detect and delete it, which might be difficult. The regular registry entries are crucially important, and by clearing any of them, you may bring significant damage to the OS.

Linknotification.com, as you might have guessed erenow, is an advertising program. It belongs to a specific category of tools that can't do anything good, as it was created to achieve a single purpose: to irritate you. Well, your annoyance is not its real task, but it’s easily achieved while Linknotification.com does what it does – shows ads. It gets into the system, it changes the browser settings and shows you lots of links, ensuring that they've drawn your attention. Scammers get some tiny amount of money for each click you're making, and now you see why the banners appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the sections below, we will tell you how adware infected the machine and how it might be defended against similar viruses. If you are not interested and just want to delete the virus as soon as possible – skip the other sections and look at the uninstalling tips.

 

How Linknotification.com got on your computer

To clarify everything, we’ll picture the whole story from the start. The vast majority of the advertisement-oriented tools are each other's replicas, repeated many times and sold to various web-criminals after few visual improvements. Some bad guys got Linknotification.com from an underground website, set it up and published it on file-exchanging portals all over the Web. That’s where you downloaded it from, right? Wait, are you sure that you didn’t look for a utility that will annoy you? Possibly, you wanted a perfect messing-it-all-up utility for your machine, and got a direct link to Linknotification.com installer? Still wrong? Okay, in that case, it was another tool that's actually useful. Some gratis program created by a not-so-famous company, or a hacked version of a well-known program you're not going to pay for.

This technique is known as “sponsored installation”, and it's based on that swindlers merge the installers of several unwanted programs and a sole good utility into one installer. The bottom feature of the installer is that its name is the name of a good program, and a user cannot see which utilities are there until the installation begins. On some of the steps, you're allowed to see a proposal to get additional programs, with all checkmarks placed and the mouse cursor already hovers over “OK”. We assume that you did so, if you're reading our guide. There's also a manner, with the “installation methods”. In most cases, the advanced installation way is simply a choice of where you want a utility to be installed, and how many extra utilities do you want. In Linknotification.com's case, if you pick the suggested way of installation, you let all the adware from the viral installer into the device.

Methods to remove Linknotification.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Linknotification.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Linknotification.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Linknotification.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

At this moment you understand how Linknotification.com works, and you’re aware of its sneaky methods of infection. You know all you need, apart from the most significant thing: the methods to uninstall this adware. Let’s get to it. Linknotification.com might be uninstalled with the help of two plain methods. One of them is what you’ve just attempted to perform – uninstallation in manual mode. There's the easiest technique to perform it, and below this part, you’ll see the advice on manual elimination. Its main shortage is the impossibility to erase many viruses through it since it will take lots of time. It's better to try another manner: you can totally erase Linknotification.com in five minutes with the help of Spyhunter antivirus. It has many benefits, including round-the-clock support service, the ability to work along with other antiviral tools, wide signature database and increased operation speed. Don’t waste your time, attempting to clean the PC with unpaid programs – try the real anti-viral tool. Click the button under this paragraph to inspect the system via the unpaid scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Linknotification.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Linknotification.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Linknotification.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Linknotification.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Linknotification.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Linknotification.com" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Linknotification.com and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Linknotification.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Linknotification.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Linknotification.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Linknotification.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Linknotification.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Linknotification.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Linknotification.com and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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