There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware, which causes the appearance of nextlnk2.com advertisements or the reroute to this unwanted web-page, have a negative impact on the functioning of your PC system. It modifies machine settings, generates tons of various ads, slows down the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-sites are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the adware is showing ads, so it may redirect your browser to an unwanted web page like nextlnk2.com, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web browser’s address bar, then the web browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad site.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the browser to see nextlnk2.com annoying ads.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge may be redirected to nextlnk2.com annoying web-site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large number of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web-sites, including sites where previously you have never seen any ads. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for nextlnk2.com’, ‘Transferring data from nextlnk2.com’, ‘Looking up nextlnk2.com’, ‘Read nextlnk2.com’, ‘Connected to nextlnk2.com’.
We recommend to delete the adware, which redirects your web browser on the nextlnk2.com unwanted page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC system.
How did nextlnk2.com ads get on your PC system
Most often, the free applications installer includes the optional potentially unwanted software such as this ad supported software. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way is to select the Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the optional applications which you don’t trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free software is installed, if you remove this software, the ad supported software will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the instructions below.
How to manually remove nextlnk2.com
This useful removal guide for the nextlnk2.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove nextlnk2.com pop-ups let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove nextlnk2.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove nextlnk2.com from Firefox
- Remove nextlnk2.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove nextlnk2.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted software may delete the unwanted ads or web browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Remove nextlnk2.com pop-ups from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the “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, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove nextlnk2.com from Firefox
If the FF settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto nextlnk2.com page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is done, press the “Finish” button
Remove nextlnk2.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To get rid of the nextlnk2.com pop-ups you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove nextlnk2.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying nextlnk2.com web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove nextlnk2.com automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect nextlnk2.com threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to get rid of all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the guide or the video guide below.
Block nextlnk2.com advertisements and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use program that stops access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 run your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, web pages like nextlnk2.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove nextlnk2.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted nextlnk2.com ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 25, 2019
After the download is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software which opens ads from nextlnk2.com web page. When it has finished scanning, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous software.
Now your PC should be free of the nextlnk2.com advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and unwanted malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete nextlnk2.com pop-ups from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.