How to remove Linknotification pop-up ads

Linknotification is among the type of unwanted programs that are known as adware and gives you multiple ads, pop-ups and hazardous links, as well as chokes the workstation by trashy tools. It gets into the system and changes the options of your browser so that you simply cannot browse the Internet conveniently. Here, you will see the thorough instructions on Linknotification removal from the system and all well-known browsers.


Linknotification adware is a piece of software that you completely don’t want to have on your machine. Everybody might go along with this, but here is a thing we want to explain you. Did you know that besides spamming ads, the advertising program presents other functions, which can be launched in a blink of an eye? This program has an ability to snitch sensitive data, spy on a user, perform all types of unwanted actions from the user’s device, etc. We won't say that it performs now, but it easily can. It's just an undesired utility within the workstation, able to develop tasks and fulfill commands. We encourage you get rid of Linknotification immediately because each day that it dwells on your computer might be the fatal one for it. On our page, we'll explain to you how Linknotification works, which aims it chases, and how you can uninstall it.


What is Linknotification

Linknotification is the program that can't be left unattended in the system. It isn't harmful by itself, but if it’s within the workstation, you have to be extremely watchful about your behavior in the Net. Any webpage you visit and every pop-up you see becomes critically perilous if you have an advertising tool in the system. The Net is not a safe field even if the device is totally clean, and with the virus, it becomes significantly more perilous. Adware delivers you banners, but the fraudsters aren't going to sell anything, so they don't care whether you want purchase anything or not. They're not bothered about anything, despite the initial click on the ad, and since you made it - you are worthless for them. If you are an operating user of the Net – swindlers get about a dozen effective clicks from your activity every day. Any of these clicks could be either a danger to download more dangerous programs, or a coin passed to scammers’ pockets from major advertisers.

We're aware of two common things that hackers can do through a working virus, of Linknotification kind. When they’re showing pop-ups, they do not simply promote some websites. There are more goals, and we'll define them to you:

  • Firstly – web-criminals display ads. If anyone has a crude page that Bing rejected to advertise because of something – swindlers will satisfy his needs. They will send 200-300 Internet-users to it every day. Even if they don't do or buy anything, the visit counter will have something to show.
  • Hackers want to distribute other useless programs. It’s way more hazardous than to see the useless pop-ups while you're browsing the Net. Any banner could be a direct link to adware or a lame tool that is going to spend months in the system, consuming space and CPU recourses, launching when the computer boots and doing nothing. You can even receive ransomware through this way, so you must not neglect the capabilities of Linknotification.

Now you got that Linknotification shouldn't be ignored – it’s a threat that should be eliminated. If you consider it for too long – you'll be rewarded with the sluggish, dull computer, unable to cope with its basic goals.

How to protect the computer

As a generic adware, Linknotification has its rules and follows them ardently, as any adware does. It is being distributed with the help of the sponsored installation or directly through a scammers' site, so to circumvent it you have to learn this advice:

  • By any means, don’t neglect the text blocks during the installation of an unpaid program without knowing what’s explained in there.
  • Do not use tools whose task is not defined clearly.
  • If you want to download a free program – download it exceptionally from the main web page, and not from the file-sharing sites.
  • You shouldn't download anything that you have been offered to. Particularly if it was proposed in the form of a pop-up banner which was displayed in your browser.
  • Keep the antivirus on and up to date. It will keep lots of your energy and time.

The listed above rules are easy to abide but highly effective. Linknotification won't bother you anymore if you follow them.

Methods to remove Linknotification

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Linknotification manually

Step 1. Uninstall Linknotification from the operation system

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


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

If you need to eliminate Linknotification completely, in this paragraph, you will find help. Linknotification, like any tool, might be removed by hand. We're not going to tell you that it is a simple task, but we know about a few harder things. Anyway, if you have more than one viruses on your PC, you will suffer some problems, eliminating them one after another. It may need much time, and the chances of making an error are extremely high if you're doing the same operations again and again. If you aren't sure about the by-hand removal – we have one more technique for you.

Automatic uninstalling is way more simple than the by-hand elimination. We even know a proper antivirus: it’s called Spyhunter. This software was designed to delete undesired programs, as they're getting more and more abundant. Spyhunter is capable of easily clean the hard drive of Linknotification and other suchlike programs in fifteen minutes. You only need to purchase it, download the installer and start the scanning process. Leave everything else for Spyhunter and have a cup of coffee. If you're not going to buy any software immediately – you can get an unpaid scanning tool, to inspect the PC and fully realize Spyhunter’s features. Click the link under this paragraph to make your device safe again!

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Linknotification from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Linknotification" 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 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 from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Linknotification from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Linknotification

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

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

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 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.



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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