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Linkury SmartBar a.k.a. QuickShare Removal Manual

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(.) which has unfamiliar database sources.

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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

1. Remove/Uninstall Linkury SmartBar

1. Remove/Uninstall Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Linkury SmartBar 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


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Linkury SmartBar and click “Remove


    After Linkury SmartBar 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


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Linkury SmartBar and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Linkury SmartBar 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 Linkury SmartBar 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’.


    After Linkury SmartBar 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.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Linkury SmartBar
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

    3. Remove Linkury SmartBar automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Linkury SmartBar automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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