What is Search.linkmyc.com
The Search.linkmyc.com is a hijacker infection from the family of internet browser hijackers that modifies the settings of internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. It will lead to the fact that when you launch a web-browser, it will always be forced to show Search.linkmyc.com new tab, even as your home page has been set to a completely different web page. On current date, the hijacker infection continues to increase the number of systems that have been infected.
A malicious software that alters the settings of browsers on Search.linkmyc.com new tab usually affects only Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The Search.linkmyc.com infection may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web-browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different web page.
The browser hijacker, which set the Search.linkmyc.com startpage as your home page can also set this unwanted web-site as your search engine. You will encounter the fact that the search in the web-browser has become impossible to use, because the search results will consist of a tons of advertising links, links to malicious and misleading sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search engines. Therefore, look for something using Search.linkmyc.com site would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected system.
Also on the computer together with Search.linkmyc.com browser hijacker can be installed an adware, which will insert a large number of advertising links directly to the pages that you view, creating a sense that advertising has been added by the creators of the web-page. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the Search.linkmyc.com hijacker has the ability to collect a huge amount of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
How to Search.linkmyc.com infection get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove Search.linkmyc.com
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Search.linkmyc.com from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove Search.linkmyc.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.linkmyc.com
- Remove Search.linkmyc.com homepage from Google Chrome
- Remove Search.linkmyc.com new tab from Firefox
- Delete Search.linkmyc.com startpage from Internet Explorer
Remove Search.linkmyc.com associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Search.linkmyc.com homepage
Once installed, this browser hijacker infection may add “http://search.linkmyc.com” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will show the unwanted homepage.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://search.linkmyc.com” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. Click OK to save changes. You need to clean all web-browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove Search.linkmyc.com homepage from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Remove Search.linkmyc.com new tab from Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as start page, search provider by default have been changed by the hijacker infection, then reseting it to the default state can help.
Run the Firefox and press button to display the Tools menu. It opens the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will open the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Search.linkmyc.com browser hijacker. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Delete Search.linkmyc.com startpage from Internet Explorer
Open the Internet Explorer tools menu by clicking on the button in the form of gear (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the “Internet Options”. In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset”
button. You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Search.linkmyc.com with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove Search.linkmyc.com hijacker infection manually is difficult and often infection is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove adware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Update: December 21, 2016
Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC system for the browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Search.linkmyc.com. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove Search.linkmyc.com browser hijacker infection related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block Search.linkmyc.com and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising and web sites. Moreover, the software can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such Search.linkmyc.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with Search.linkmyc.com is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove this infection, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, adware, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for Search.linkmyc.com.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Search.linkmyc.com removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with Search.linkmyc.com removal.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.