Linkrevdownload.xyz POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

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.

linkrevdownload.xyz pop-up

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.

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.

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

linkrevdownload.xyz adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing linkrevdownload.xyz ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing linkrevdownload.xyz ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing linkrevdownload.xyz  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing linkrevdownload.xyz ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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 Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing linkrevdownload.xyz ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing linkrevdownload.xyz ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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