What is Linkury.exe?

The genuine Linkury.exe file is a software component of Linkury Smartbar by Linkury.
"Linkury.exe" is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) plugin for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox. It is often bundled with other software downloads. It is considered as adware. The file hijacks the user's browser searches by handling comparable search results from several search engines in order to produce revenue for the developer. The file is installed within the Community Smartbar by Linkury and the Linkury Smartbar by Linkury. Those applications are often installed within third-party software. Linkury does not have a website, mainly because the created applications are unwanted by users so the software is added to third-party applications. It does not appear to be an actual registered trade name, but rather a created name for the software developed.

Linkury stands for Linkury bar

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Linkury.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Linkury.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Linkury
Linkury.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Smartbar belongs to software Linkury Smartbar or Smartbar or Messenger Plus! Community by Smartbar or Linkury.

Description: Linkury.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Linkury.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 19,800 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 19,288 bytes or 102,712 bytes. 
Linkury.exe is digitally signed. Linkury.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is a Verisign signed file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Linkury Smartbar or Messenger Plus! Community come up, you can contact to assist you or uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify Linkury.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Linkury.exe. Therefore, you should check the Linkury.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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Das ist ein virus!!!!!

Summary: Average user rating of Linkury.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think Linkury.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Linkury issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Linkury. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Linkury.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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