Linkury Smartbar DescriptionType: Browser Hijackers
Linkury Smartbar is an adware program, developed by Linkury Inc. that comes in the form of a browser add-on. It covers all of the biggest browsers - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Linkury SmartBar may turn out to be difficult to remove and all in all it is pretty useless, so it is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). The official definition of the Linkury SmartBar is a "content engagement tool". This means that it gains access to your search details, visited sites and cookies and, based on them, shows you advertisements you may find attractive. Despite its issues, the creators of Linkury SmartBar recommend it as a browser enhancing tool, this statement appears to be misleading.
How Do You Get Linkury SmartBar?
As most of the adware programs, Linkury SmartBar comes bundled with a free software such as CD burning software that you downloaded and installed. Many people skip the details of the installation process, so they miss the additional programs (in this case, Linkury SmartBar) that come along with their desired software. In order to avoid such unnecessary applications, we recommend always to choose the 'Custom' installation option and carefully read the information in each stage of the process. This way you will not be misled into installing something you don't want to.
How Does Linkury SmartBar Function?
Linkury SmartBar replaces your default homepage with " search.snapdo.com" and your primary search engine with Feed.helperbar.com with the sole purpose of connecting you to various retailers. Some of the advertisements appear in the shape of constant and irritating pop-up messages. As the Linkury SmartBar refers you to third-party sites, they earn a referral commission. Because they want to maximize their revenues, you may find yourself flooded with advertisements and spam.
The real danger, however, stands in the fact that Linkury SmartBar is associated with suspicious activities and may sometimes redirect you to possibly harmful sites. Linkury SmartBar uses your computer resources and so many users report that following the installation of this adware they find their browsers slower than usual. Browser crashes are often observed as well, and you may find these side effects quite annoying.
Manual uninstallation may not be effective against the Linkury SmartBar. For this reason, specialists recommend using a specially designed anti-malware program. This automatic method is simple and reliable. Apart from finding and deleting all files associated with the Linkury SmartBar, the anti-malware software will help you avoid such complications and many others infiltrations in the future.
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