Linkrevdownload.xyz redirect removal instructions
What is linkrevdownload.xyz?
linkrevdownload.xyz is one of many rogue websites (including, for example, inaccused.com, tbrcv.pro, and poptraff.com). The site is designed to redirect users to other untrustworthy websites. In most cases, linkrevdownload.xyz is visited inadvertently - users are redirected to it by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Most PUPs are installed unintentionally, deliver advertisements, and collect information.
As soon as a potentially unwanted program is installed, it forces web browsers to open new windows or tabs and redirects users to the linkrevdownload.xyz site. From here, users end up being redirected to even more (2-3) untrustworthy websites. It is very likely that one of these websites will contain malicious content and could infect computers with high-risk computer infections. Most PUPs deliver intrusive ads, such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. These are generally displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site, thereby concealing underlying content. Do not click these ads, since they often redirect to untrustworthy sites that might contain malicious content or execute scripts that download and install potentially unwanted programs. Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs tend to gather user information that typically contains IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, search queries, keystrokes, geo-locations, visited websites, etc. This data is used to generate revenue and is often shared with third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Some of the collected data is likely to be personally identifiable or sensitive. Information tracking performed by PUPs can lead to privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, some PUPs are known to run various background tasks, thus affecting computer performance. You are advised to uninstall PUPs immediately.
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
All adware-type potentially unwanted programs are similar or virtually identical. Most claim to provide "useful functionality" (tools or features), however, these promises are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy. Most are designed only to generate revenue by causing redirects, delivering ads, and collecting data. They deliver no real value for regular users.
How did adware install on my computer?
Potentially unwanted programs can be downloaded from their official websites, however, they mostly infiltrate systems without permission or at least without users' knowledge. One way to install PUPs is through intrusive ads (that are capable of executing scripts). Another way is together with other regular software via "bundling", a deceptive marketing method used to stealthily install additional software together with regular software. Developers usually do not disclose information about installation of these programs properly and hide them in "Custom", "Advanced" or other similar settings of installation processes. By skipping installation steps, users allow PUPs to be installed.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Careless behaviour and poor knowledge are the main reasons for computer infections and PUP installations. Be cautious when browsing the web and downloading or installing software. Avoid downloading software (especially if it is free) from unofficial or untrustworthy websites/sources. The same applies to torrents or third party software downloaders. Use official sources (websites) and direct links only. Check all available "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options of the installation dialogs. Bear in mind that cyber criminals invest time and money into ad design and why they often appear legitimate. In fact, most malicious advertisements lead to adult dating, pornography, gambling, and other similar untrustworthy websites. If you have accidentally (or willingly) clicked an ad that redirected you to such websites, check all extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins that are installed on your browser, or programs on your computer. Uninstall any dubious/unwanted entries. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Instant automatic removal of linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up:
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- What is linkrevdownload.xyz?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes linkrevdownload.xyz redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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