Linkury Smartbar or otherwise known as QuickShare is developed by the infamous Linkury Inc. and is considered a browser add-on initially. Many reports online indicate that it might get installed on your system via freeware applications such as MSN Messenger Plus, Video Players, Web Plugins and others. The Smartbar has been reported to modify browser’s settings and change its homepage to a suspicious search engine, called search(.)snapdo.com which has unfamiliar database sources.
Linkury Smartbar – How Does It Work?
Linkury Smartbar is believed to be adware, masked as a browser extension that might display annoying advertisements. It is usually an after-effect of the ‘Fast Next Clicking’ syndrome most users have when they install a program. It is not in any official search engines of browsers for add-ons, so if you have it, good chances are you received it from installers downloaded from third party websites. Be on the lookout for suspicious advertisements that may pop out, such as ‘Claim Coupons’, ‘Earn Money By Doing Nothing’, ‘Free Online Games’, ‘Play Now’, etc. They are usually not difficult to notice and some of them might be suspicious.
There have also been several reports that the SmartBar extension may cause different harms to the PC, such as:
- Modify the default search engine, more specifically in the quest box.
- Add a custom page to display if there is an error or the page hasn’t been found.
- Add custom search from the web address box of the browser.
- Install custom updates from unknown servers.
- Temper with components of the search engine.
It is advisable always to tick the Custom options on your installer since this can help you prevent unwanted software from installing on your PC and not rush when installing programs.
Linkury Smartbar Deinstallation
Deleting Linkury Smartbar is highly recommended, since it may hide potential risks to the user. In case you have any unfamiliar programs in Add and Remove, unknown extensions or modified scheduling, browser, and registry settings, you should attempt to remove all traces of that. If you lack sufficient experience in that, seek out professional software to help you deal with those potential threats to your computer.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter