Jun 18, 2012

Effectively Get Rid of Linkbucks Browser Redirect Virus (Manual Removal Guide)

Is your Google Chrome or I.E. browser not working properly? Is there a webpage called Linkbucks always showing on your browser? Don’t know how to get rid of it? If you have been annoyed by this unwanted website, you will need to delete it manually.


Linkbucks is a particular hacked webpage that many computer users have come across when surfing the Internet. Same as Surveyscout.com, it is known as a nasty browser hijacker as it can change your homepage and other settings without your permission. Instead of providing the real results, it will redirect your online activities to unwanted websites with thousands of viruses, ransomware and errors. Please be careful when click on them. You may accidentally allow the auto-download of malware to your computer.

To delete this browser hijacker from your computer, it’s better to have an overall information of how it works in your computer. First of all, Linkbucks virus can be spread and infected quickly via social networks. Even if you have installed a smart antivirus software, it’s still necessary to be careful when surfing the Internet. Hacked links and pages normally do not look different from the real ones. When you try to download some programs, please confirm that it’s legitimate. Once it sneaks into your computer, it will start by changing the default settings of your system so that it can appear again when you think you have removed it and rebooted the computer. You may not notice its evilness as Linkbucks looks just like another search engine. Even the searching results look normal, you are not supposed to click on them. Once you did, there will be numerous pop-up ads, porn websites, security alerts, survey windows and scam windows asking for money. There are so many of them that you don’t know how to deal with. What’s worse, the other browsers you have will be infected as well sooner or later. Thus, it is better to delete Linkbucks browser redirect virus before your computer suffers from more troubles.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not 100% sure on how to remove Linkbucks virus, please live chat with YooCare experts now

Screen Shot of Linkbucks Redirect Virus:

How Dangerous is This Linkbucks Browser Hijacker?

1. Annoying pop-up windows will slow down the overall speed of computer and may pose a sudden stuck;
2. Other spywares and viruses will be installed without your permission with the help of Trojans;
3. Linkbucks virus can create system vulnerabilities in order to allow the entry of remote hackers so that they can collect valuable information from your online activities;
4. Your network connection will be disturbed so that you cannot do online searching;
5. Lots of infected files will be hidden in your computer acting like legitimate system files or even replacing them to create more troubles.

Instructions on Removing Linkbucks Virus:

Since your antivirus program cannot deal with Linkbucks virus successfully. You will need to manually delete it by following these steps given as below. And in case any mistakes might happen during the process, please spend some time on making a backup before getting started.

1. Reboot the infected computer and enter with Safe mode with networking. Keep pressing F8 till a black screen with several options on it, then use arrow keys to highlight the “Safe mode with networking” option and press Enter;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click of the mouse on the bottom Taskbar to open Task Manager first;
3. End the process -[Linkbucks].exe

4. Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{Linkbucks}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{Linkbucks}.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar “{Linkbucks} Toolbar”

5. Reboot the computer when the above steps are done and get into normal mode this time.

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Note: If you have failed to delete Linkbucks virus, please contact YooCare Expert for a fast and professional help.

Published by & last updated on April 10, 2014 8:37 am

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