linker.exe virus infection. How to get rid of linker.exe hijacker?
linker.exe virus is called a hijacker as it takes control of your browser. The item is absolutely malicious, all its activities have sad and unpleasant consequences. If the system is penetrated with this kind of computer threat, your Task Manager will show it. But do not hurry up to make positive plans, you will not delete it manually. The virus can behave as adware and generate the multitude of pop-ups, advertisement banners displaying everywhere in your screen via the default browser. Sadly, that is not all the list it can do to you.
If to say honest about linker.exe actions, they worsen performance of your computer negatively. The malware becomes energy absorber and consumes great part of important system resources. The usage of your CPU is not controlled, so this unknown consumer can use it as it wants, sometimes it is rather abnormal. You can detect linker.exe process location with the help of your Task Manager, right-click on it, choose the tracking function and you will see file location, it is the Temp folder. Unfortunately, even skillful users are confused with this threat and they cannot delete all infected components without any automatic help.
The huge number of pop-ups linker.exe generates is an irritating thing but not only this can make you mad. This hijacker is able to redirect you to different unknown websites where you can find nothing useful. Somehow they forward you to porn sites, and this is not appropriate in case your children use the computer. You will get tired to see constant alerts about urgent necessity to install a lot of helpful tools that are junk programs in reality. No doubt, the troubles with PC performance will start as soon as redirects and ads. The virus is going to mess the device up more and more. All-in-all, you will have no choice, we recommend you not to wait till the last moment and propose a reliable solution right now.
To remove linker.exe virus you will need an additional utility with reliable and modern databases. Your system needs regular scanning with a proven anti-malware software. Use GridinSoft Anti-Malware and be calm about your computer. With the help of our program you will have no irritation about pop-ups. To activate the application, you will need to purchase its full registered version. All necessary steps are described in the guide below.
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Right after you download GridinSoft Anti-malware install it on your computer.
After GridinSoft Anti-Malware installation is completed, please run it and choose the type of scan. We highly recommend you to use the “Full Scan” for the first time especially if your PC infected already. This will allow to remove all potential threats from your computer. And if you want to keep your computer clean it well enough to use the “Quick Scan” every day after you remove the virus. Also, you can use shedule scan to scan your computer when you don’t use your computer.
Run the Scan Process. It may take some time, so you can relax and do your favorite things (watch film, read a book, read some news, etc.). GridinSoft Anti-Malware let you know then he finish the scan process.
Click on the “Fix now” button below the scan results list. Also, you can choose what exactly you can do with the detected like move to quarantine, or delete forever. Also you can ignore the file, but you must be 100% sure about the safety of this file! Many different viruses mask as a popular program to trick the user, so do this with extreme caution.
After the removal process completes, you will be advised to reboot your computer, but we recommend you to go to the Step 4 and after that restart your PC to check if there any thread remain on your computer.
Shut down all your browsers. Open the “Tools” tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware menu and choose Reset Browser Settings tool.
Select the browser what was infected with a virus and click on the “Reset” button:
Now your system is clean! If you have any question, you can always ask GridinSoft Support Team for help here). But before you go we advise you to do one more thing to be sure that any malware or adware won’t buther you in the future.
How to prevent your PC from being infected again with the linker.exe virus
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being infected with malware ahead of time. This feature called “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” tab and press “Start” button as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software, stop the malicious process and protect you from dangerous scripts what can be running on your computer. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk). In case, if you want to terminate the malicious program, you must select “Block always“.