What is LinkBucks?

LinkBucks – a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. The main objective of this program – the dissemination of advertisements. At first glance, it seems useful LinkBucks harmless program; it really is not doing anything useful. After penetrating the computer, it starts to display a huge amount of advertising information, such as banners and coupons. This advertising may refer to popular sites such as Amazon, Walmart and others. Pop-ups can occur at any point of your browsing. Thus, LinkBucks trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, this program can change your browser settings, change the homepage, redirect the user to other sites, and replace the search and so on. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find LinkBucks on your PC, then you need to remove it immediately.

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How LinkBucks gets on your PC?

LinkBucks isn’t a virus, but this program can be classified as potentially unwanted software. Such malware comes on your computer with other free programs. Most often, it comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their computer has been compromised by malware. Remember, no need to rush during installation of programs. Always follow the installation process, read the user agreement and select only the “Advanced” installation type. Don’t settle for installation of the suspicious software. Don’t rush to press the “Next” button. Also, you can always read reviews about a particular program. Be careful and attentive. If LinkBucks has already come into PC, then you urgently need to get rid of this program. To do this, use our detailed instructions, which are listed below.

How to remove LinkBucks from your computer?

To uninstall LinkBucks remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have LinkBucks in their database. You can try to use them for removing LinkBucks.

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You can try both of these products to remove LinkBucks

Or uninstall LinkBucks manually.

Step 1: Remove LinkBucks from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find LinkBucks.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find LinkBucks and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find LinkBucks, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate LinkBucks and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove LinkBucks from your browser.

Step 2: Remove LinkBucks from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find LinkBucks.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose LinkBucks.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable LinkBucks.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of LinkBucks:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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