Linkbucks.com virus. How to remove LinkBucks search redirect

LinkBucks redirection is caused by a malicious browser hijacking malware that will control your web browser and will redirect your search queries to misleading links. Normally when you search something on Google, you get the relevant results and information, but if your computer is infected with LinkBucks redirect virus, you,ll get irrelevant results and web pages when searching through Google or an other search engine. The virus will display LinkBucks pages in your queries, this will bother you and the one who created this malware will make money from LinkBucks ads when users are redirected to his pages. It should be kept in mind that LinkBucks actually is not a malicious website but it is a legitimate ads displaying network which is misused by some bad guys who created this redirect malware to show ads linking their accounts.
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Linkbucks redirect virus will redirect you to random advertisement pages i.e http://71838a93.linkbucks.com. its because your computer is infected with some Trojan that brings malwares from internet to your PC. If your system is getting redirected then its not good because this means your computer has Trojan infection and this can bring more viruses and spywares, not only LinkBucks redirect. Thus it is necessary to scan your computer with an anti-malware and make it clean before the malwares bring havoc.
What are symptoms and possible risks of adware like Linkbucks.com search virus:

  • It is a corrupt toolbar/application.
  • It can modify your browser and DNS settings without your permission
  • Displays irritating popups, unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks web browsers, displays wrong websites when searching on google, Yahoo, Bing
  • makes computer and especially web browser run slower
  • It can steal private user information such as credit card details, usernames, record user activity and transmit the stolen data to a Hacker/Spammer on remote server
  • It can bring additional viruses and malwares from remote server
  • Once installed, it wont go away from infected computer just by uninstall process
  • It installs useless add-ons, extensions and toolbar application to the browser. Linkbucks.com virus can affect Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer

  • Computer infected with Browser Hijack Linkbucks.com ads virus?
    Need not to worry if your PC is infected. An efficient anti-malware program can fix your PC. If you want to remove it manually, please keep in your mind that manual removal is a complicated thing. Moreover this method dose not ensure 100% removal of malware. The best, easy and simple way to get rid of this virus is to install a proper anti-malware tool.

    Ordinary uninstall method to Block Pop-ups, Remove Plugin & add-ons:
    Here are instructions on how to manually uninstall an unwanted toolbar, add-on, plugin or popup malware from your browser. The ordinary process dose not get you rid of malware programs but it might be helpful in fixing a toolbar application which is annoying but not a virus.

    Step 1:
    Go to “Control Panel”
    Open ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS or PROGRAMS AND FEATURES
    In the list of installed program, find the software you are trying to get rid of, Once found, click UNINSTALL. (Some malicious browser applications may appear as UNKNOWN in this list)

    Step 2:
    Internet Explorer
    Go to INTERNET OPTIONS (Internet Explorer)
    click CONNECTIONS tab
    Click LAN SETTINGS and make sure no proxy is being used. (All the 3 options should be unchecked as default)

    Now click on TOOLS and then click “MANAGE ADD-ONS”
    In this window, disable any suspicious TOOLBAR & EXTENSION and also disable any SEARCH PROVIDER you do not trust like Linkbucks.com virus

    Now again click on TOOLS and click on POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. There you may add any website you wish to block popups from.

    Mozilla Firefox:
    Click on the TOOLS and then ADD-ONS. From this list, disable/uninstall any suspicious PLUGIN or EXTENSION.
    Now click on the drop down arrow just beside the SEARCH BOX which is placed top right corner of Firefox. Then select MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES. And then disable/remove any bad application like Linkbucks.com virus if listed.

    Google Chrome:
    Click on the drop down arrow just beside the SEARCH BOX which is placed top right corner of Firefox. Then select MANAGE SEARCH ENGINES. And then disable/remove any bad application like Linkbucks.com virus if listed.

    Spyware Linkbucks.com malware. Manual removal instruction:
    Please make sure to create backup before getting started.
    Stop malicious processes:
    Open windows task manager, go to “Processes” tab and stop any Linkbucks.com virus process which is running. It can be stopped by Right click on it and select “End process”.

    Remove Linkbucks.com virus corrupt registry settings:
    Open Windows Registry editor by typing REGEDIT into RUN. Find and delete any keys and values related with this malware. (Please use the name of Malware to search for keys related to it)
    Below is a list of possibly infected registry keys:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\urlsearchhook.toolbarurlsearchhook
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\extensions,
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\webbrowser
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0

    Delete Linkbucks.com virus infected files & folders
    Go to My Computer, search for malware files. Delete all the files and folders found. (Please use the name of Malware to search for keys related to it).
    Possible locations:
    %UserProfile%\
    %UserProfile%\Application Data\
    %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\

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