What kind of application is BackLinks Monitor?
BackLinks Monitor is promoted as an application that allows users to quickly examine domain backlinks. It is known that BackLinks Monitor can generate advertisements - it has the qualities of advertising-supported software. Adware is often promoted and distributed using questionable, deceptive methods.
BackLinks Monitor adware in detail
BackLinks Monitor displays annoying advertisements covering the contents of visited pages. Those ads can open potentially malicious pages, scams, phishing pages, and other untrustworthy websites. Moreover, they can be used to distribute potentially unwanted apps (PUAs): if clicked, they could run specific scripts and download and (or) install PUAs.
|Ads by BackLinks Monitor
|Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
|Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
|Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
|Malware Removal (Windows)
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
More about adware
Adware can be designed to hijack web browsers (change their settings to promote a fake search engine) and gather information about its users. Although, the primary purpose of adware usually is to display ads. More examples of apps monetized by designing them to show ads are Adskip PRO, NoteIt, SmartTravel.
How did adware install on my computer?
Adware gets installed alongside other software, through certain advertisements, fake installers. Users rarely install it on purpose. Downloaders and installers used to distribute adware have "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings. It gets downloaded or installed when users download or install software without changing those settings.
Ads can download or install PUAs only if users click on them. Those ads achieve it by running certain scripts. Fake installers usually get downloaded from deceptive, potentially malicious pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download files and apps from trustworthy (official) pages and direct download links. Avoid using other sources/tools like P2P networks, unofficial sites, third-party downloaders, installers, etc., as tools to download or install any software.
Do not download or install programs until unwanted optional downloads and installations are deselected. Also, avoid clicking on advertisements showing up on dubious pages. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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Deceptive site promoting BackLinks Monitor adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is BackLinks Monitor?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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 applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes BackLinks Monitor 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 extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "BackLinks Monitor" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by backlinks monitor, 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 ads by backlinks monitor 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by backlinks monitor, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware can affect the web browsing experience (diminish it), computer performance (slow down a computer), invade privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware displays unwanted advertisements. Also, it can be used as a tool to promote fake search engines (by designing it to hijack a web browser) and collect information about users.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware is used to promote various products, websites, services. Its developers often use affiliate programs as the main source of income.
Will Combo Cleaner remove BackLinks Monitor adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate adware. It is recommended to remove adware automatically (using specialized software). Manual removal does not always work - files belonging to adware remain in the system even when adware itself is no longer present.