Linkey Project or Linkeyproject.com

Linkey Project or Linkeyproject.com Description

Type: Browser Hijackers

Linkey Project Image 1Linkey Project is a Potentially Unwanted Program, that is characterized as a browser hijacker. Typically, PUPs associated with Linkey Project may enter a computer by been bundled with low-grade freeware that is downloaded from questionable Websites. In general, PUPs associated with Linkey Project may affect the most commonly used Web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Linkey Project is marketed as a Web browser add-on that supposedly helps computer users gain access to the most common Websites directly from their homepage and Web browser toolbar. However, despite these claims, PUPs associated with Linkey Project are not really designed to help computer users, offer useful services or provide any kind of useful content. Rather, the main purpose of all content associated with Linkey Project is to generate advertising revenue by subjecting them to advertisements, marketing material and other types of sponsored content. All content associated with Linkey Project should be erased summarily with the cooperation of a strong, reliable security program that is fully up-to-date.

The RealProject of Linkey Project is to Expose PC Users to Advertisements

Linkey Project is associated with PUPs developed by Aztec Media Inc. These PUPs are considered as adware, or PUPs specifically designed to deliver advertisements to affected Web browsers or expose computer users to various types of sponsored material. The main purpose of Linkey Project and content associated with this URL is to generate revenue at the expense of computer users. It is important to note that Linkeyproject.com and PUPs associated with this URL are not precisely threatening, but are considered as potentially unwanted. This typically means that they present threat-like symptoms, although are not as risky or destructive as to be considered harmful. Linkey Project may be associated with various symptoms, including the following:

  • Linkey Project may be linked to Web browser redirects.
  • Linkey Project may be also associated with irritating pop-up windows and messages on affected Web browsers.
  • Linkey Project may be linked to content that can compromise your computer.
  • Linkey Project may be linked to performance issues on affected Web browsers.

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Aliases

8 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Fortinet Riskware/SearchSuite
GData Win64.Application.AztecSystemk.C
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win64.SearchSuite
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis
Sophos SearchSuite
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win64.SearchSuite.e
Symantec Trojan.Semnager
McAfee Artemis!74319F4311C7

Technical Information

File System Details

Linkey Project or Linkeyproject.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 ietlb.dll ba7fab33a15fb726c78a68fdcd3ae04e 3,922
2 A0050032.dll 4a383b30952061dac5816f2bc5130c1f 3,775
3 Win_update.exe f0977316467747fa4a7dc4f424a04e98 3,743
4 A0050031.dll 6492146057ab791f5be4ac95fd3f5105 3,014
5 iedll.dll.vir ef59c03f16e925814492429833337c7a 1,138
6 ietlb64.dll 74319f4311c76309b4f21eb83de6653d 727
7 iedll64.dll.vir 53f62f9c66e6ad3b042ee98ebf203ab9 102
8 iedll64.dll c46a82686398cea1110ae68e7acd31ed 27
9 iedll.dll 9cc0d0a96f3af783c04e46649ceb1d33 21
10 msilnk64.exe 76dd1edad321a79ed2d6c1191b34a0ed 11
11 ietlbl64.exe a6cf254eefe312e8ae01f3543c7537e0 3
12 ietlbl.exe 5851fa9948b53516bf65fa38ab32f342 2
13 msilnk.exe d59f64e8c0b9cfb1d3d515545b2889e0 1
14 LinkeySetup-r0-n-bf.exe f7ef8bf908b51f10187f3c858d81dc3a 0
More files

Registry Details

Linkey Project or Linkeyproject.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Regexp file mask
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Linkey\IEExtension\iedll64.dll
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Linkey\IEExtension\iedll64.dll
Registry key
"Software\Linkey"
SOFTWARE\Classes\Linkey.Linkey
Software\Linkey
SOFTWARE\LinkeyDeals
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\linkeyproject.com
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.linkeyproject.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Linkey Deals
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Linkey Dealsx64
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Linkey
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LinkeyDeals
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}
Directory
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Linkey
%PROGRAMFILES%\Linkey
%PROGRAMFILES%\LinkeyDeals
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Linkey
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\LinkeyDeals
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Linkey
File name without path
Linkey.lnk
CLSID
{4613B1C1-FBC0-43C3-A4B9-B1D6CD360BB3}
{4D9101D6-5BA0-4048-BDDE-7E2DF54C8C47}
{6A7CD9EC-D8BD-4340-BCD0-77C09A282921}
{726E90BE-DC22-4965-B215-E0784DC26F47}
{C9776592-77D0-4C68-8F83-BC65F674B92A}
Uninstaller
Linkey

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