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adwareLinkWiz, also known as Ads by LinkWiz, is classified as a potentially unwanted program with adware functionalities. It acts as a useful browser-extension compatible with Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. When running on Internet Explorer, LinkWiz performs as a Browser Helper Object, thus becoming hard to stop or uninstall.

Like many other similarly written applications, LinkWiz promises to enhance search results. Users are advised not to trust anything sponsored by the PUP and proceed towards its uninstallation instead.

Download a System Scanner, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By LinksWiz.

Why Do I See Ads by LinkWiz on My Browser?

LinkWiz’s distribution method relies on bundled downloads of free applications from the Web. Bundling of software is employed by developers to cover financial losses and may be defined as a ‘slippery slope’. The additional piece of software is mentioned in the EULA, but users tend to skip the advanced installation and so they remain unaware of it. The custom option is the best way to avoid such downloads.

Are Ads by LinkWiz Threatening to My PC?

Adware-like apps pose some security issues to the affected computer. Tracking cookies may be applied to the browser to spy on online activities and define user behavior. Furthermore, personally identifiable data may be harvested, and website credentials may be compromised.

Users should be notified that when adware is applied in the sense of malware, it may become a gateway to various threats. In addition, clicking any of the sponsored by LinkWiz content may redirect the user to an attackers’ page.
Ads by LinkWiz may also be quite intrusive and annoying, running every time a browser or a certain program is started.

Should I Remove Ads by LinksWiz from My PC?

Considering the potential risks it may bring, the PUP’s removal is recommended by security experts.
One option is manual removal but be aware that due to the bundled distribution technique, more than one program may be needed to uninstall to stop LinkWiz’s ads.

To completely rid the system of all issues, running a full system scan and then deleting detected threats may be the best solution.
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1. Remove/Uninstall LinksWiz

1. Remove/Uninstall LinksWiz in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall LinksWiz.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove LinksWiz from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select LinksWiz and click “Remove

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    After LinksWiz is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate LinksWiz and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After LinksWiz is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select LinksWiz to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After LinksWiz has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on LinksWiz
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall LinksWiz. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the LinksWiz will be removed.

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