Adware.Linksicle

Adware.Linksicle Description


Linksicle is an adware program that injects its advertisement content into the Web pages that you’re browsing in an effort to provide you with additional links for supposedly relevant content. While Linksicle markets its functions as beneficial for the user, Linksicle’s functions are no different from those of any other adware program, and Linksicle should be deleted just as Linksicle is recommended removing any software that performs such invasive changes to your Web content at its own leisure. For surety in preventing any of Linksicle’s browser changes from remaining even after the Linksicle program has been uninstalled, the use of anti-malware products is encouraged.

Linksicle: When New Links are Dripping from Your Browser Like Water from a Melting Icicle


Linksicle is a very typical example of an adware program that tries to convince its users are in their best interest, even when its functions primarily are intended to provide profit to its company with few advantages to the supposed customer base. Although Linksicle is most well-known for injecting hyperlinks into the text content of various websites, Linksicle also displays pop-ups, pop-unders (the reverse of a pop-up, wherein the window is displayed underneath your browser instead of atop it) and banners. Although the content of these advertisements is intended to be relevant to the sites you’re viewing at the time, Linksicle gathers information on what’s ‘relevant’ by monitoring your basic browsing habits more or less continuously.

Besides the inevitable performance issues and site interaction problems that Linksicle may cause, Linksicle has an unusually broad agreement policy that includes non-consensual updates for its software.
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Because Linksicle, in theory, could update its functions to include additional ones besides those that were just listed, you should take the above list of symptoms with a grain of salt. Linksicle also may change other browser settings automatically – which may impact the stability, performance or safety of your browser.

Changing Seasons from a Linksicle Winter to a Summer without Advertisements


Even though Linksicle is not a Trojan or other type of dedicated threatening software, the dubious nature of its functionality, marketing and user agreements all work together to make Linksicle classifiable as a Potentially Unwanted Program. Deleting Linksicle, once Linksicle is seen, should be considered the obvious and default reaction to its advertisements. While Linksicle does include some very basic uninstall instructions on its site, malware experts suggest that you ignore them in favor of using anti-malware products that can verify that all of Linksicle’s browser changes are removed.

Linksicle may be installed by itself (although you probably would be hard-pressed to come up with a reason to do so), but also may be distributed through software bundles. Be cautious about installing software from any site that’s known for distributing browser add-ons with other applications, and always analyze any offered installation options before you accept them, and your computer should be able to avoid Linksicle’s idea of providing relevant content.

Aliases


Linksicle (fs) [VIPRE]



Adware.Linksicle Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}SOFTWARE\LinksicleSOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: linksicle@linksicle.comSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LinksicleSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: linksicle@linksicle.comHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Linksicle
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {2AD2D8CA-D24D-40D2-A8FC-46952409BA9A}{A073AC6F-0B69-494C-8D61-60618FA37B4A}
Posted: October 11, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 37,928
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