If you’re reading this article, it means that you are seeing the Linkonclick.com unknown web site and your web-browser began to open a large amount of annoying ads. All of these problems with your machine caused by adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the PC system with the free software. You probably want to know how to delete this ad-supported software as well as get rid of Linkonclick.com redirect. In the few simple steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The ad supported software that responsible for web browser redirect to the annoying Linkonclick.com web-site, may inject a huge number of ads directly to the web sites that you visit, creating a sense that the ads have been added by the makers of the page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious software.
The worst is, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of privacy information about you (your ip address, what is a web-page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad supported software to also alter all internet browsers shortcut files which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web-browser to undesired ad sites like Linkonclick.com, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole PC system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware sooner. Use the free tutorial below. This guide will allow you clean your computer of adware and thereby remove the Linkonclick.com unwanted popups.
Remove Linkonclick.com redirect (removal guide)
The following few simple steps will allow you to remove Linkonclick.com pop ups from the MS Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and FF. Moreover, the few simple steps below will help you to delete malware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars that your PC system may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this web-site. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Linkonclick.com, perform the following steps:
- Get rid of Linkonclick.com pop up ads without any tools
- Delete ‘ad supported’ software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to delete Linkonclick.com redirect
- Remove Linkonclick.com popup advertisements from Chrome
- Remove Linkonclick.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of Linkonclick.com ads from FF
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Get rid of Linkonclick.com pop-up ads with free applications
- Stop Linkonclick.com redirect and other annoying web-pages
- Method of Linkonclick.com advertisements intrusion into your system
- Finish words
Get rid of Linkonclick.com pop up ads without any tools
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual adware removal is few simple steps that will teach you how to delete the Linkonclick.com ads.
Delete ‘ad supported’ software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed apps. We suggest to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of applications by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as displayed on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all apps installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown apps.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to delete Linkonclick.com redirect
Unfortunately, the adware responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Linkonclick.com web site, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web browsers shortcuts), so that the Linkonclick.com ad web-page will be displayed when you launch the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge or another web browser.
Right click on the shortcut file of affected web browser as shown in the following example.
Select the “Properties” option and it will show the shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers which are rerouted to the Linkonclick.com annoying web-site.
Remove Linkonclick.com popup advertisements from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the adware, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s search engine by default, new tab and home page that have been replaced by adware that responsible for web-browser redirect to the annoying Linkonclick.com page.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Linkonclick.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE internet browser settings such as newtab page, startpage and default search engine having been modified by adware responsible for redirecting your browser to Linkonclick.com web site, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove ad-supported software related to Linkonclick.com pop up ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like default search provider, newtab page and start page to default state.
Get rid of Linkonclick.com ads from FF
If the Firefox internet browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring FF settings such as default search engine, new tab and homepage to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Linkonclick.com web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ apps.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of Linkonclick.com pop-up ads with free applications
Use malware removal utilities to remove Linkonclick.com redirect automatically. The freeware utilities specially developed for browser hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These tools can get rid of most of ad-supported software from FF, MS Edge, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Moreover, it can remove all components of ad-supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to delete Linkonclick.com advertisements
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your machine of adware that responsible for the appearance of Linkonclick.com redirect. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Free from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) program will scan through the whole machine for the adware which cause undesired Linkonclick.com pop up ads to appear. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After that process is finished, you can check all items detected on your PC. In order to get rid of all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will delete ad supported software that causes unwanted Linkonclick.com ads and add items to the Quarantine. After disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
Get rid of Linkonclick.com pop up advertisements with Malwarebytes
Manual Linkonclick.com pop up advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We advise that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of adware. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, PUPs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your machine may be infected too.
- Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM). Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the downloading process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Free onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will open and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the adware that causes web-browsers to display annoying Linkonclick.com ads. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- After the system scan is complete, MalwareBytes Free will create a list of unwanted and adware software.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After the process is done, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Remove Linkonclick.com pop ups from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool. It removes potentially unwanted applications, adware, browser hijacker infections and unwanted internet browser extensions. Video instructions available here. It’ll identify and remove adware responsible for Linkonclick.com popup ads. AdwCleaner uses very small computer resources and is a portable application.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2020
When downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown below.
Further, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes web-browsers to show annoying Linkonclick.com pop up ads. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC and the speed of your machine. Once AdwCleaner completes the scan, AdwCleaner will prepare a list of undesired and adware software like below.
You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as displayed on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. When the process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Linkonclick.com redirect and other annoying web-pages
Use ad-blocking program like AdGuard in order to stop advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC system performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block popups, sites like Linkonclick.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, that is located on your desktop.
Method of Linkonclick.com advertisements intrusion into your system
Now your PC system should be clean of the adware related to Linkonclick.com popup advertisements. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new malware, hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Linkonclick.com popups from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.